Talk Time with Wasbir Hussain: Lisa Mills
Lisa Mills, Elephants on the Line, an Elephant conservationist & educator speaks to Wasbir about the declining numbers of Elephants and the challenges of habitat de-gradation. She speaks about Elephant conservation success through education for the new generation and to provide the best of community & science to give to the Elephants.
The need to educate communities on adapting to the space of the Elephants and realizing that the space of the Wild is being encroached upon. Realizing that the existence of Elephants is beneficial to them as Elephants are creators of forests and nature and therefore, more resources.
Grass root level enforcement of sensitizing communities and giving them the opportunity and education to work for conserving Elephants. She opines that Events such as EHNF help organisation working with the same objective of Elephant conservation to collaborate and partner and work together in a more united and impactful manner.
Talk Time with Wasbir Hussain: Lisa Mills (Part 2)
In continuation, she stresses on the need for education on Wildlife Conservation to begin from schools to help the younger generation to be aware and involved in these efforts from the beginning.
She shares about the expanding of Elephants on the line to Elephants on the Move project. The challenges of HEC across cultures, ethos and spiritual beliefs of Asian countries and the changing tolerance of people to these. She believes in creating sustainable products and compatible solutions for Human - Elephant Co-existence.
Talk Time with Wasbir Hussain: Lisa Mills (Part 3)
In this segment, Lisa Mills defines her collaboration with Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network to create Elephant Friendly Tea. For Certification programmes specific to being Elephant Friendly and aligning with Tea Estates to implement these. She speaks about the challenges and successes from the collaborations with the Tea Industry.
The interview wraps up with the hope to step up and move ahead to including other animals and creating more Wildlife Friendly products in Assam and all over the World with funding benefits for both the participants and for conservation.
EHNF was a 2 Eco-conference 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.