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Bandipur sanctuary excels in elephant conservation

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Gundlupet: The Bandipur wildlife sanctuary achieves another significant milestone, recording an impressive count of 1,116 elephants and solidifying its leading status in the state. This accomplishment aligns with its prominent role in conserving both tigers and elephants, showcasing the sanctuary’s remarkable biodiversity.
Just ahead of World Elephant Day on August 12, the recent elephant census results underscore Bandipur’s exceptional contribution, surpassing other state forests with its substantial elephant population. The figures encompass 831 elephants in Nagarhole, 706 in Mudumalai, 619 in Biligiri Hills, 214 in Madikeri Division, 113 in Madikeri Wildlife Division, 66 in Hassan Division, and 58 in Virajpet. In comparison, the Bandipur Tiger Reserve’s elephant count of 1,116 reaffirms its top position.
Bandipur’s success is a product of collaborative efforts between the Forest Department, local communities, and conservation initiatives, playing a vital role in the rise of tiger and elephant numbers. Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Director of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, affirms these accomplishments.

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