Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2016: Lisa Mills on education for Asian Elephant Conservation
Lisa Mills, Elephants on the Line, Bhutan, who has worked extensively and hands on with Wild Asian Elephants for their conservation, spreading elephant education and awareness and enabling communities that are in daily contact with Wild Asian Elephants to mitigate instances and incidents of Human Elephant Conflict, speaks to Sarita Dasgupta at EHNF 2016.
She shares information on her projects between India & Bhutan, the future of Wild Elephants in Asia, Wildlife Friendly initiatives that will benefit Asian Elephant Conservation, local tea plantations in Assam and communities involved. On educating people all over the world that they can contribute and participate to the conservation efforts by making simple changes to their lifestyle like choosing a tea, spice or coffee that is Wildlife Friendly, that imbibes the principles of sustainability and wildlife friendly. She shares certification standards that determine whether a product is Elephant friendly or not, specifically for the region of Assam , where tea plantations is a major focus and elephants are using tea garden for their movement.
EHNF was a 2 day session that brought together individuals, institutes, government bodies and ministries to speak on Asian Elephant Conservation and honour the ecological champions, who contribute to protecting the biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayas. The Event took place at Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati on 8th & 9th Nov'16.