World Land Trust Announces New Indian Elephant Project
Protecting a wildlife corridor to save the Indian Elephant
Elephant conservation - a first for the WLT
In the first elephant conservation project for the World land Trust (WLT), the Trust is working with the Wildlife Trust of India to protect a natural elephant corridor in north east India. The corridor, measuring 3.5km by 2km bridges the gap between two forest reserves allowing elephants to move through without restraint.
"There are many other endangered species found here such as the Clouded Leopard, Chinese Pangolin and Gaur. However it is the Indian Elephant, with only 591 individuals recorded here, that are under most threat." Molly St George, World Land Trust
The Indian Elephant is under threat
The Indo-Burma region is a biological “hotspot”. Although many endangered species can be found here, the Indian Elephant, with only 591 individuals recorded here, is the species under most threat. Habitat fragmentation and encroachment from settlements, mining and dams is causing the numbers of Indian Elephants to fall.
Creating a wildlife corridor for the elephants
The Indian Elephant project will create the Siju-Rewat Elephant Corridor, in which local people have agreed to reduce their activities on the land in return for help with starting alternative sustainable businesses.
How you can help save the Indian Elephant
We urgently need funds to implement the Wild Lands Elephant Corridor project. Please make a secure online donation to save the Indian Elephant. Select 'Indian Elephant Corridors Appeal' from the dropdown list.
Read more about the project to save the Indian Elephant
Read the press release Indian Elephant project launched by the World Land Trust.