Elephant

Sonam Wangdi, Elephant Talk 2015

Need both the countries to work together to protect habitats and species along the Indo-Bhutan border areas.

Dr. Varun Goswami, Elephant Talk 2015

Science can help in better understanding of landscape specific issues and to prioritize areas for mitigation.

R. K. Srivastava, Elephant Talk 2015

Strategies like trans-boundary coordination will help in elephant conservation.

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Executive Director Aili Kang: “China has announced today that it will close its domestic commercial elephant ivory trade in 2017.  President Xi Jinping announced last year that China would take this action and now we have a timeline.

Train hit kills 3 elephants, including 2 pregnant females, in Assam

Village women pray by the carcass of a wild Asiatic male elephant at Amgaon in Assam. (AP Photo/ Representative image)

Three wild elephants, including two pregnant females, were killed by a speeding train in Assam early on Monday, officials said. A herd of elephants were crossing the railway track at Hojai in Nagaon district when they were hit by the Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express around 12:30am, nearly 137 kilometres from Guwahati.

Bruce Rich in candid conversation with Sarita Dasgupta @ EHNF 2016

Sarita Dasgupta in conversation with Bruce Rich on Raising Economy for Eco-Friendly Initiatives

Lisa Mills in candid conversation with Sarita Dasgupta @ EHNF 2016

Sarita Dasgupta in conversation with Lisa Mills on conservation of Asian Elephants

Case Study: KIRON RABHA

KIRON RABHA receiving the Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam

Born in a family with a strong lineage of mahouts, Kiron was born with an inherent understanding of the gentle giants. His family has always had the legacy of capturing wild elephants. His upbringing was in an environment wherein he was fortunate enough to learn about all tricks regarding the mela shikar, traditional medicines and training of wild elephants. Kiron joined the forest department as a grass cutter in 1990, but was later promoted as a mahout in 1999.

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