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ASIAN ELEPHANT SPECIALIST GROUP (AsESG)

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) 10th Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) Meeting was held recently at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.

What is AsESG?

It is a global network of voluntary specialists concerned with the study, monitoring, management, and conservation of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) that exist in 13 range states.

10th AsESG Meeting

  • This is the first time the AsESG meeting is being organised in Malaysia.
  • More than 130 elephant conservationists, partner organisations and experts have gathered at the meeting.
  • The Meeting discussed the threats and challenges faced by Asian elephants and suitable conservation plans.
  • Issues discussed at the meet included national action plans for elephant conservation by Asian elephant range states, best practices in managing human-elephant conflict, mechanisms to involve group members in monitoring the illegal killing of elephants, issues related to captive elephant welfare and sharing and learning from the African experience.

[Source: Down To Earth]

 

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