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33 Elephant Reserves established in 14 major elephant States

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Critical elephant habitats notified as ‘Elephant Reserve’ for focus and synergy in elephant conservation and to reduce conflict

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in coordination with the State Forest Departments, have ground-validated 150 elephant corridors across 15 elephant range states in the country, and informed the State Governments/UT Administrations to take necessary steps to protect and conserve the elephant corridors. 

Moreover, critical elephant habitats are notified as ‘Elephant Reserve’ for focus and synergy in elephant conservation and to reduce conflict. The notification is carried out with the approval of Steering Committee, chaired by Hon’ble Minister, Environment, Forest & Climate Change.  So far 33 Elephant Reserves have been established in 14 major elephant States. 

These Elephant Reserves overlap with Tiger Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Reserved Forests which are protected under Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, Indian Forest Act, 1927 and other local State Acts. The activities related to infrastructure development projects are regulated as per the existing Acts, Rules and Guidelines.

The state-wise details of elephant corridors ground validated, elephant reserves and human casualties due to elephant attack including Karnataka, as reported by the states, is given in Annexure I, Annexure II & Annexure III respectively.

ANNEXURE-I

Elephant corridors ground-validated

Sl.No.CorridorsState
1Tri-Junction CorridorAndhra Pradesh
2Rayala ERAndhra Pradesh
3Pakke-doimara at dedzellingAndhra Pradesh
4Dulung- subansiriAndhra Pradesh
5Dering- mebo (sigar nalla)Andhra Pradesh
6Pakke- papum longka nallaAndhra Pradesh
7Pakke- papum seijosa nallaAndhra Pradesh
8Pakke doimara at tippiAndhra Pradesh
9Durpong-Doimukh at KhundakhuwaAndhra Pradesh
10 D’ering – Mebo at KongkulAndhra Pradesh
11Deosur CorridorAssam
12Bogapani Corridor- Upper Dihing East- Upper Dihing West BlockAssam
13Panbari CorridorAssam
14Kotha Buridehing CorridorAssam
15Kanchanjuri CorridorAssam
16Hatidandi CorridorAssam
17Haldhibari CorridorAssam
18Golai- Pawai corridor- Upper Dihing East- Upper Dihing West Block CorridorAssam
19Kukurakata-Bagser at AmguriAssam
20Charduar-Singri HillAssam
21D’ering- Dibru Saikhowa CorridorAssam and Arunachal Pradesh
22Kalapahar- Doigrung CorridorAssam and Arunachal Pradesh
23Jamui- Jhajha- ChakayiBihar
24Charmar- jingolChhattisgarh
25Nagdhara-BaraudChhattisgarh
26Hati-KudmuraChhattisgarh
27Chaal – KartalaChhattisgarh
28Korondha – RupungaChhattisgarh
29Balco-Etma NagarChhattisgarh
30Balco-KatghoraChhattisgarh
31Khod-RihandChhattisgarh
32Ghat Pendari-PakniChhattisgarh
33Bhagabilla- Ratnasai CorridorJharkhand
34Jampani- Bhagabilla CorridorJharkhand
35Sangajata- Haldipokhar CorridorJharkhand
36Lepang- Dumuria CorridorJharkhand
37Ankua- Ambia CorridorJharkhand
38Raibera- Pulbaburu CorridorJharkhand
39Dalapani – Suklara CorridorJharkhand
40Dalma – Chandil CorridorJharkhand
41Dumariya – Nayagram CorridorJharkhand
42Silli – AngaraJharkhand
43Bharno – Bero – Kara / Sisai- KarraJharkhand
44Dalma- asanbaniJharkhand
45Dalma – rugaiJharkhand
46Siyaljora – Dhobadhobin CorridorJharkhand
47Dalapani – Kankrajhor CorridorJharkhand and West Bengal
48Anjadbera-BichaburuJharkhand
49 Dumriya-Kundaluka and MurakanjiaJharkhand
50Kaniyanpura – MoyarKarnataka
51Begur – BrahmagiriKarnataka and Kerala
52Edayarahalli – DoddasampigeKarnataka
53Edayarahalli – GuthiyalathurKarnataka
54Talamalai – Chamrajnagar (Pununjur)Karnataka
55Karadikkal – MadeshwaraKarnataka
56Talamalai – Chamrajnagar (Muddahalli) (Talavadi- mudahalli)Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
57Kudrakote- ThirunellyKerala
58Kottiyur- PeriaKerala
59Peria- Pannippad (Peria at Pakranthalam)Kerala
60Nilambur- AppankappuKerala
61Nilambur Kovilakam- New AmarambalamKerala and Tamil Nadu
62Rewak- Emangre CorridorMeghalaya
63Nokrek- Emangre CorridorMeghalaya
64Siju- Rewak CorridorMeghalaya
65Balpakram- BaghmaraMeghalaya
66Ranggira- Nokrek CorridorMeghalaya
67Saipung- Narpuh CorridorMeghalaya
68Geleki- Sitap corridorNagaland
69Abhaypur- Singphan corridorNagaland
70Hollongapar- Longtho corridorNagaland
71Daldali- Dimapur corridorNagaland
72Geleki- Tuli corridorNagaland
73Desoi- Changdang corridorNagaland
74Tirutilip- Longchem corridorNagaland
75Telkoi – Pallahada corridorOdisha
76Karo – Karampada corridorOdisha
77Deuli – SuliapadaOdisha and West Bengal
78Similipal – Hadagarh – Kuldiha (Simlipal- Satkosia) (Baula- kuldiha)Odisha
79Maulabhanja – Jiridamali – AnantapurOdisha
80Kanheijena – AnantapurOdisha
81Nuagaon – BaruniOdisha
82Buguda – Central RFOdisha
83Tal – KholgarhOdisha
84Barapahad – Tarva – KantamalOdisha
85Kotagarh – Chandrapur (Kotagarh – Pankhalgudi)Odisha
86Karlapat – UrlandiOdisha
87Badampahar – DhobadhobinOdisha and Jharkhand
88Badampahar – Karida EastOdisha and Jharkhand
89Srivilliputur-SapturTamil Nadu
90 Kallhatti – Sigur at Glencorin Tamil Nadu
91Avarahalla at sigurTamil Nadu
92Kalmalai – Singara and Avarahalla,Tamil Nadu
93Moyar – AvarahallaTamil Nadu
94Siluvaimedu – Kadamparai CorridorTamil Nadu
95Anamalai at Waterfalls estateTamil Nadu
96SHOLAYAR DAM (Vazhachal – Anaimalai via sholayur)Tamil Nadu
97Topslip to NavamalaiTamil Nadu
98TANTEA (Vazhachal – Anaimalai via Ryan)Tamil Nadu
99Talamalai – GuttiyalatturTamil Nadu
100Mukurthi – Mudumalai CorridorTamil Nadu
101Anaikatti North – Anaikatti SouthTamil Nadu
102Anamalai at punachiTamil Nadu
103Kallar at Gandhapalllayam (Jaccanaire Slope – Hulikal Durgam)Tamil Nadu
104Thalli- bilikalTamil Nadu and Karnataka
105Bilikal- jawalagiriTamil Nadu and Karnataka
106Mudumalai – Nilambur via O’ ValleyTamil Nadu and Kerala
107Basanta CorridorUttar Pradesh
108Laljhadi corridorUttar Pradesh
109Chhedia corridorUttar Pradesh
110Dudhwa-Katarniaghat corridorUttar Pradesh
111Khata corridorUttar Pradesh
112Laggabagga-Tatarganj-Shukhlaphanta CorridorUttar Pradesh
113ShiwalikUttar Pradesh
114Rawasan-Sonanadi corridor ie Rajaji- Corbett CorridorUttar Pradesh
115Kansrau – BarkoteUttarakhand
116Motichur – Barkote (Teenpani)Uttarakhand
117Motichur – GohriUttarakhand
118Chilla – MotichurUttarakhand
119Rawasan – Sonanadhi (Upper arm)Uttarakhand
120Malani – Kota: Kosi corridorUttarakhand
121Chilkiya – Kota: Kosi corridor near SundarkhalUttarakhand
122Fatehpur – Gadgadia (Nihal – Bhakra)Uttarakhand
123Kilpura – KhatimaUttarakhand
124Gorai Tanda (Gola)Uttarakhand
125Titi- Dumchi – Reti CorridorWest Bengal
126Titi- Reti CorridorWest Bengal
127Kalikunda-Chandra through Manikpara CorridorWest Bengal
128Nayagram– Jamboni through keshorrekha CorridorWest Bengal
129Chandabila Tapoban- Dhumsi through Keshorrekha CorridorWest Bengal
130Kalaikunda- Chandra through Satpadi ghat CorridorWest Bengal
131Gidhni- Jamboni CorridorWest Bengal
132Chandua- Joka CorridorWest Bengal
133Kankrajhore- Lalgarh CorridorWest Bengal
134Apalchand- Mahananda CorridorWest Bengal
135Apalchand- Gorumara CorridorWest Bengal
136Apalchand- Klimpong at Mal block (via Meenglass) CorridorWest Bengal
137Apalchand- Klimpong at Mal block (via Sylee) CorridorWest Bengal
138Nimati- Chilpata (Buxa- Chilpata) CorridorWest Bengal
139Buxa- Titi (via Beech and Bharnobari Tea Garden) CorridorWest Bengal
140Buxa- Titi (via Torsha) CorridorWest Bengal
141Buxa- Ripu at Sankosh CorridorWest Bengal
142Mahananda- Kolabari- Tukriajhar CorridorWest Bengal
143Mahilong- Kalimati CorridorWest Bengal
144Jhalda- Baghmundi CorridorWest Bengal
145Chapramari – Kalimpong CorridorWest Bengal
146Moraghat–Central Daina CorridorWest Bengal
147Reti–Central Daina CorridorWest Bengal
148Chandil- Matha CorridorWest Bengal and Jharkhand
149Gobarghusi- Jhunjhaka- Banduan CorridorWest Bengal and Jharkhand
150Moraghat- Reti CorridorWest Bengal

ANNEXURE-II

Elephant reserves in India  

Sl.No.Elephant Reserve (ER)StateTotal Area(Sq.  Km)
 Mayurjharna ERWest Bengal414
 Singhbhum ER Jharkhand13440
 Mayurbhanj EROdisha3214
 Mahanadi EROdisha1038
 Sambalpur EROdisha427
 Badalkhol-TamorpinglaChhattisgarh1143.34
 Lemru Elephant ReserveChhattisgarh1995.48
 Kameng ERArunachal Pradesh1892
 Sonitpur ERAssam1420
 Dihing-Patkai ERAssam937
 South Arunachal ERArunachal Pradesh1957.50
 Kaziranga – Karbi Anglong ERAssam3270
  Dhansiri-Lungding ERAssam2740
 Intanki ERNagaland202
 Singphan ERNagaland23.57
 Chirang-Ripu ERAssam2600
 Eastern Dooars ERWest Bengal978
 Garo Hills ER Meghalaya3,500
 Mysore ERKarnataka8055.94
 Dandeli ERKarnataka2321.11
 Wayanad ERKerala1200
 Nilgiri ERTamil Nadu4663
 Rayala ERAndhra Pradesh766
 Nilambur ERKerala1419
 Coimbatore ERTamil Nadu566
 Anamalai ERTamil Nadu1457
 Anamudi ERKerala3728
 Agasthyamalai ERTamil Nadu1197.48
 PeriyarKerala 3742
 Srivilliputtur ERTamil Nadu1249
 Shivalik ERUttarakhand5405
 Uttar Pradesh ER    Uttar Pradesh744
 Terai ER Uttar Pradesh3072.358
 TOTAL80,777.778

ANNEXURE-III

Human casualties due to elephant attack during the last three years

S.No.State2020-212021-222022-23
1Andhra Pradesh6NR5
2Arunachal Pradesh020
3Assam916380
4Chhattisgarh426469
5Jharkhand7413396
6Karnataka231729
7Kerala202522
8MaharashtraNR02
9Meghalaya633
10Nagaland001
11Odisha93112148
12Tamil Nadu573743
13Tripura122
14Uttar Pradesh104
15UttarakhandNRNR4
16West Bengal477797
Total 461535605

*NR- Information not received from States.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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