Gaj Yatra begins in Tamil Nadu

Asian elephants live in a region of the world with the densest human population. In India, with 1.3 billion people jostling for space, the elephants are one of the first species to suffer due to their size, needs and nomadic nature. Read more »

WTI gears up for Gaj Yatra in Tamil Nadu

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is delighted to announce the launch of Gaj Yatra in Tamil Nadu, in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »

Gaj Yatra elephant story contest: And the winners are…

As a part of the Gaj Mahotsav celebrations, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a story writing contest centred around our National Heritage Animal-The Asian Elephant. The contest aimed to integrate writers with the ‘Gaj Yatra campaign’ which is one of our signature projects launched in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Read more »

Inviting Ideas to Save Elephants in India

Throughout India, the elephants are running out of space and time. The spread of human settlements, plantations, farming, mining and railways is squeezing elephant populations into decreasing pockets of forest. Those that survive are forced into areas of human activity, if not just to pass between forest patches, then directly to feed on crops. The once harmonious relationships between elephants and people are breaking down, and both are getting killed all too frequently when conflict becomes extreme. We need Solutions to save the elephants and people. Read more »

Gaj Yatra Rolls Out in Meghalaya

Led by partners Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Gaj Yatra is the biggest event ever planned around India’s National Heritage Animal – the Asian elephant. It will move through 12 elephant range States over the next few months, generating a groundswell of popular and policy support to help secure Right of Passage for elephants through 101 vital migratory corridors mapped across India. Read more »