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. Satellite telemetry now provides vital information on elephant movements needed to run an Early-Warning-System (EWS), which supports both local communities and professional ranger teams in HEC mitigation.
IEF assistance will allow broken GPS collars to be replaced to maintain the EWS and thus to substantially reduce the risk for severe HECs and elephants being killed in Bukit Tigapuluh.