Surveying Elephant Habitats And Corridors.

Assignment over an extended period, ending in 2011. Involved managing three seasonal forest surveys (cool, hot, wet seasons) in three elephant zones in the centre, south, west sides of Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary using transects; two surveys in the forest reserve north of Salakpra to map the actual and potential routes for tigers and elephants to move between the wildlife sanctuary and national park beyond; one survey in the reserve adjoining eastern Salakpra to map its use by elephants. Outcomes of these surveys led to Dept. National Parks and Wildlife (DNP) introducing smart patrols to improve protection of Salakpra; forest reserves north and east of Salakpra area are becoming protected areas.