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Government of West Bengal
Directorate of Forests

Wildlife Wing

Elephant Census Trend

Year Total Number
2017 All India Synchronized Elephant Population Estimation North Bengal - 488 nos. and South Bengal 194 nos. vide Project Elephant,
Govt. of India's letter dated 14th August, 2017 (preliminary report)
2014 North Bengal 590+ Census not done in South Bengal.
2010 North Bengal 529 & South Bengal 118 (including migratory population)
2007 North Bengal 300-350 & South Bengal 25 (excluding migratory population)
2005 North Bengal 300-350 & South Bengal 96
2002 328*
2000 327
1998 230-250
1997 230-250
1993 186
1989 175