Shivalik Elephant Reserve

Shivalik Elephant Reserve was notified in 2002 under Project Elephant, which was launched by the Central government in 1992. It is Uttarakhand’s only elephant reserve. On November 2020, Uttarakhand’s wildlife board decided to denotify the reserve in order to pave way for the development work in an area spanning over 4,500 sq km, including expansion of Deharun’s Jolly Grant Airport. Uttarakhand High Court has recently put a stay on the denotification of this reserve.