50% of India’s forest has been lost in the last 30 years, and approximately just 5% of India’s terrestrial land is currently protected
Most of India’s wildlife lives outside protected forest areas and these forests are vital to the survival of hundreds of endangered species including Asian elephants. Reconnecting and preserving this fragmented habitat is key to protecting biodiversity and recovering populations of mammals such as leopards, tigers and rhinos as well as elephants.
The UN has declared that 30% of the world needs protected status by 2030 to prevent complete destruction of the world’s biodiversity.
Alongside our conservation partners on the ground, Elephant Family is working to expand protected areas by creating wildlife corridors that re-connect fragmented forests, helping to protect biodiversity and prevent species extinction.
- Improving Elephant habitat by managing invasive weeds
- Reconnecting Assam's forests by protecting wildlife corridors