February 29, 2024

At 27312, India has world’s largest elephant population. But India has lost over 2000 elephants since 2012. Nearly 77% of elephant deaths between 2012-2017 were due to electrocution, train accidents, poaching and poisoning. Rest of the elephant deaths were due to habitat loss

There are 101 elephant corridors  in India. 70% of these corridors are regularly used primarily in West Bengal, South and Northeast India.

In 2007, Kerala had an estimated 6068 elephants. At 3054, Kerala has the 3rd highest elephant population in India as of 2017. That’s  nearly half of what the state reported a decade ago.

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