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Project of Elephant

Assignment Name: Monitoring and Evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Elephant in Meghalaya state
Name of Client: Meghalaya State forest and Wildlife Department and Ministry of Environment and Forest

Address: Government of Meghalaya, Dept. of Forests, Sylvan House, Shillong

Narrative description of Project:

Objective

The objective of the project was to carry out performance evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Project Elephant’ for period of 2007-08 to 2011-12 in the four Wildlife Divisions of Meghalaya viz. Khasi Hills Wildlife Division, Jaintia Hills Wildlife Division, East & West Garo Hills Wildlife Division and Balpakram National Park Division.

Introduction

Project Elephant was launched in 1992 by the Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to provide financial and technical support of wildlife management efforts by states for their free ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants.

Project area

The state of Meghalaya, lies between 25° North and 26° 10′ North latitude and 89 °45′ East and 92°45′ East longitude and covers an area of 22,429 km2. The main project area is located in the four wildlife divisions of Meghalaya viz. Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills Wildlife Division, East & West Garo Hills Wildlife Division and Balpakram National Park Division. The project area was basically a hilly terrain with widespread vegetation cover.

Description of services provided in the assignment:

● Development of assessment standards and scoring checklist for Project Elephant assessment

● Review of documents and records

● Stakeholder mapping and consultation

● Field level assessments

● Report development and Peer review

Project Status : Completed