Gaj Yatra Gaj Yatra is an 18-month-long national campaign aimed to protect elephants, India’s national heritage animal in 12 elephant range states. It was organized by the Wildlife Trust of India in collaboration with the State Forest Department. Under this campaign, an elephant mascot will be there. It was launched to the acknowledged good gesture of villagers from Garo Hills who had set aside part of their community-owned land to create village researchers.
The country’s biggest campaign for elephants, the Gaj Yatra is going to be traveling through the Garo Hills landscape of the north-eastern state of Meghalaya over the next four days, touching five identified elephant corridors. IFAW-WTI in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, and the Government of Meghalaya’s Department of Forest & Environment, formally launched Gaj Yatra with WTI’s Brand Ambassador Dia Mirza at Dapokgre, Tura, in the presence of James P K Sangma, Minister for Home, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Government of Meghalaya and WTI Executive Director & CEO Vivek Menon.