Conservation & Monitoring of Sumatran Elephants in Bukit Tigapuluh, Indonesia

The Bukit Tigapuluh elephants form one of the last remaining viable populations of Sumatran elephants however they are threatened by human- elephant conflict (HEC). In 2010, HEC mitigation and elephant protection and state- of-the-art monitoring techniques activities were implemented. Because of this project, satellite telemetry provided vital information on elephant movements needed to run an Early-Warning-System (EWS), which supported both local communities and professional ranger teams in HEC mitigation.

IEF #1024

Project Years: 2016

Project Partners:
Gadjah Mada University, Frankfurt Zoological Society