India’s elephants are an indispensable part of our nation’s heritage, and their protection is enshrined in our laws and culture. Thus far, India has proven to be a world leader in the conservation of elephants, remaining home to some 60% of the planet’s wild Asian elephants.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Wildlife Society of Orissa Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 16/08/2021.

The matter related to the presence of barbed wire fencing  in the various forest areas of the reserve forests - Dhama Range of Sambalpur, Anantarpur Reserve Forest, Kandhara Reserve Forest etc. which is hindering free movement of elephants resulting in death of some animals due to accidents.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, released the population estimation protocol to be adopted in the exercise to be taken up for the All India elephant and tiger population estimation in 2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Society for Protecting Ophiofauna and Animal Rights (OPORS) Vs State of West Bengal & Others with Biswajit Mukherjee & Others dated 12/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Society for Protection Ophiofauna and Animal Rights (OPORS) Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 15/07/2021.

The matter related to felling of trees in the forest area of the Bichabhanga on the periphery of Gorumara National Park for construction of an over-bridge.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Hindu, dated 29.05.2021 titled “Night, early morning trains cause most elephant deaths” dated 08/07/2021.

The NGT directed the Central Monitoring Committee constituted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) dealing with the project ‘Elephant’ to look into the issue raised in the media report in coordination with the railway authorities, the Wildlife Institute of India and the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Kenya has hailed its efforts to crack down on poaching as it released the results of the country's first-ever national wildlife census, calling the survey a vital weapon in its conservation battle.

As Hong Kong moves towards the final step of a landmark ivory ban, TRAFFIC has released a report that acknowledges progress, but urges tighter regulation on privately owned ivory stocks, antique ivory and licensing to prevent these products from entering illicit markets.

Order of the Madras High Court regarding treatment of elephants in Tamil Nadu, 25/02/2021.

The matters pertained to temple elephants and other elephants owned by private individuals and whether such elephants are used by their owners to be exploited for joy rides or the elephants are used as beasts of burden or to transport heavy material.

In a promising new report, Teetering on the Brink: Japan’s online ivory trade, TRAFFIC finds that trade in ivory has dropped by as much as 100% this year on Japan’s largest online ivory trading platform, Yahoo Japan.

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