Tamil Nadu’s 5th elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said that that the state got its fifth elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai in Tirunelveli district.

1,197.48 sq km area of land has been notified as an elephant reserve.

In the last three years, Dandeli Elephant Reserve has been notified by Karnataka, Singphan Elephant Reserve by Nagaland and Lemru Elephant Reserve in Chhattisgarh.

Project Elephant

Project Elephant was launched in 1992 by the Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests to provide financial and technical support to wildlife management efforts by states for their free-ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants. The project aims to ensure the long-term survival of the population of elephants in their natural habitats by protecting them, their habitats and migration corridors.

Elephant Reserves in India

Reserve Name State
Mayurjharna West Bengal
Singhbhum Jharkhand
Mayurbhanj Orissa
Mahanadi Orissa
Sambalpur Orissa
Baitarni Orissa
South Orissa Orissa
Lemru Chhattisgarh
Badalkhol-Tamorpingla Chhattisgarh
Kameng Arunachal Pradesh
Sonitpur Assam
Dihing-Patkai Assam
South Arunachal Arunachal Pradesh
Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Assam
Dhansiri-Lungding Assam
Intanki Nagaland
Chirang-Ripu Assam
Eastern Dooars West Bengal
Garo Hills Meghalaya
Khasi Hills Meghalaya
Mysore Karnataka
Wayanad Kerala
Nilgiri Tamil Nadu
Rayala Andhra Pradesh
Nilambur Kerala
Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Anamalai Tamil Nadu
Anamudi Kerala
Periyar Kerala
Srivilliputtur Tamil Nadu
Shivalik Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh


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