Assessment of Wildlife Corridor at Rajaji National Park by Using Geospatial Techniques

Assessment of Wildlife Corridor at Rajaji National Park by Using Geospatial Techniques

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Assessment of Wildlife Corridor at Rajaji National Park by Using Geospatial Techniques

Gautam Sanguri
Student
Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics,
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Sonal Mishra
Student
Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics
Email: [email protected]

Nikhil Kant
Student
Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics
Email: [email protected]

Rajaji National Park lies in foothill of Shiwalik, and is comprised of Deciduous and Sal forest, and famous for the favorable habitat of Asian elephant.

It is facing the problem of deforestation and habitat loss in recent years. The present study discussed in detail, threats faced by wild Asian Elephant in the sub Himalayan region of Rajaji national park. The very existence of this biggest terrestrial animal is now under threat for various reasons such as persecution for its ivory and blockage of migratory route due to constructions of many development works in and around national park, ultimately resulting in human-elephant conflict, confrontation among herd and accidental death. The present paper discussed in detail threats faced by elephants.

This paper examines the disastrous effect of incompatible design and construction of crossing on the age-old migration track and existing linear development and how they could be rectified in an animal friendly way. The paper suggests practical solution to reduce the threat to the elephant and their habitat using geo-spatial technique.