Conserving Asian Elephants and Human-elephant Conflict Mitigation in Kaeng Krachen National Park, Thailand
Kaeng Krachen National Park (KKNP) is Thailand’s largest national park but had no elephant population estimates for the park nor information about the threats to the elephants and their habitat. Lack of such vital baseline datasets hampered effective management of KKNP and its elephant population. Park staff were trained in modern survey methods and conducted surveys to: (1) assess the size and distribution of the elephant population in KKNP; and (2) to identify threats to the elephant population and elephant habitat. Farmers were provided with information about new methods of reducing HEC and a coordinated crop-guarding system at the demonstration sites was established.