Community Support for Elephant Conservation in Far Western Nepal

Far Western Nepal in Terai which covers Shuklapahanta National Park and adjoining forest areas is home to 60-70 elephants that are both residents and migratory. This area also experiences a high level of human-elephant conflict due to human population increases and the resulting high dependency on forest resources. This project maps elephant movement corridors and conflict hotspots and shares that information with local authorities who can use it to impact elephant conservation programs and activities. Elephant Response Teams are supported and mobilized, and over 400 school children and residents who live near the elephant habitat corridor are engaged with conservation education materials and outreach.

IEF #1041

Project Years: 2023

Project Partners:
National Trust for Nature Conservation Nepal