A Rocha India’s conservation programs are largely based on mitigation measures reducing the threat of human-animal conflict in the highly fragmented landscape of Bannerghatta National Park (BNP).
Since 2004, A Rocha India has pioneered scientific research aimed at elephant conservation in the Bannerghatta landscape using community-based techniques to mitigate human-elephant conflict which is the foremost threat to the local survival of the species.
The Captive Elephant Welfare Program is conducted in collaboration with Bannerghatta Biological Park to assess the welfare parameters and ecological impact of the captive resident elephants at BNP.
A Rocha India has initiated the Mini Project scheme providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct baseline studies on the flora and fauna in and around Kasserguppe Field Study Centre, Bannerghatta.
The scope of this study is to give the management insight into some of the other mammals that are in, or have the potential to come into, conflict with the local population, thereby creating a possibility of a preventive model to conservation.
Camera traps are being used to record baseline information with regard to mammalian diversity in the protected area.