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