The objective of the Frontier Elephant Programme is to protect wild elephants that live near human settlements and to create communities where humans and elephants live side-by-side peacefully.

We aim to do this by harnessing the behavioural adaptability of elephants and creating citizen-science initiatives to help local communities adopt lifestyle changes.


These are human-dominated areas bordering forest land that are shared by humans and elephants. The increasing level of urbanisation of these landscapes are bringing the two species closer together. 


Frontier elephants are individuals and populations of elephants that persist in human-dominated landscapes. They often wander into villages to feed on crops        leading to conflict over space and resources.