Workshop and Manual on Survey, Monitoring, and Conservation Techniques for Asian Elephants

Many elephant surveyors were still using old/ inappropriate methods or had adopted their own ad hoc methods.
Effective programs, involving systematic collection data on elephant population dynamics, poaching, and the trade in elephant products, are needed to provide a rational basis for the conservation management of elephant populations.This workshop brought together the leading quantitative ecologists, bio-statisticians, and elephant ecologists to discuss how best to apply the latest developments in wildlife survey techniques and bio-statistics to elephant populations. This information was incorporated in a manual and distributed to appropriate government departments, NGOs, universities, and other relevant institutions.

IEF #1003

Project Years: 2004

Project Partners:
Wildlife Conservation Society, Asian Elephant Specialist Group