🔷It was launched by the Government of India in the year 1992
◼World Elephant Day is observed on August 12
◼India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre is to be set up in Kottoor, Kerala.
◼Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6,049), followed by Assam (5,719) and Kerala (3,054).
◼Elephant range countries
🔷South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
🔷Southeast Asia – Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and VietNam
The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus),
🐘The Government of India has declared Indian elephant as National Heritage Animal in 2010.
🐘 India’s First Water Cliniic For Elephants has opened :- Mathura
🐘 ELEPHANT COLONY :- Madhya Pradesh In Bandhavgarh National Park
🐘 ELEPHANTS REHABILITATION CENTER:- Kappukadu , Kottoor
🐘 World ‘s Largest Elephant Population :- BOTSWANA
🐘 OFFICIAL MASCOT OF THE INDIAN RAILWAY :-The Indian Elephant
🐘 BOTSWANA reportedly auctioned licences to hunt the Elephants
🐘 The National Board for wildlife Has permitted Coal mining in the Forest Area of :- Dehing Patkai Elephants reserve Assam
🐘The CITES Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programmeis a site-based system designed to monitor trends in the illegal killing of elephants and provide information to help range States make appropriate management and enforcement decisions.
MIKE started in South Asia in 2003
🐘These are narrow strips of land that connect two large habitats.The highest number of corridors are located in West BengalTotal 100+ elephant corridors in India.
30th elephant reserve in the countryIt is located in Mon district of Nagaland