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What is the future for Asian elephants? (wild)

What is the future for Asian elephants? (wild) Can Asian elephants survive in the wild? Good protection has led to an increase in wild elephant populations in many countries in Asia. We do have increases in China, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, parts of India, while Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh have stabilized, Myanmar and Laos …

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NWA on Human Elephant Conflict mitigation in Asia

NWA on Human Elephant Conflict mitigation in Asia Do we need to refocus our efforts? We at Nature & Wildlife Association believe so! As habitats keep shrinking and wild elephant populations are stabilizing or growing, HEC is on the increase. To understand the situation, let’s go through the current efforts: semi permanent fences, electric fences, …

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NWA on domesticated elephants

NWA on domesticated elephants Nature & wildlife association is in no way involved in domestic elephants, we are only engaged with wild elephants, but as we regularly get dragged into the discussions and arguments between sanctuaries and elephant camps we would like to make our position clear: we believe that both, sanctuaries and elephant camps …

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Thoughts on (so called) conservation of Asian elephants

Thoughts on (so called) conservation of Asian elephants ¬† We need to understand that elephant conservation in Asia is entirely different from Africa. The main threat to African elephants is poaching and to a certain degree habitat loss. In Asia poaching for ivory is currently not a main problem, but there are many other serious …

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WHY DO WE NEED ACCURATE DATA ON WILD ELEPHANTS?

WHY DO WE NEED ACCURATE DATA ON WILD ELEPHANTS? ELEPHANT POPULATION NUMBERS: We need to know how many elephants inhabit a certain area, so we can plan, manage and improve the habitat. The area has to be able to feed all elephants and there has to be room for an increase in the elephant population. …

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