May 30, 2022

Innovative solutions to save the last elephants of Laos

For decades, the small population of elephants in Laos have been used in the logging industry. Rewilding ex-captive elephants has improved their lives while showing favourable signs of them mixing with the wild herds.

Source: International Elephant Project

The total elephant population of Laos is an alarmingly low number of around 800. For decades, elephants of Laos have had to face a painful life in captivity while being used in the logging industry. Re-introducing the ex-captive elephants to the wild is one of the innovative solutions Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC), working together with Nam Pouy Biodiversity Area has successfully carried out to help the last elephants of Laos.

Source: International Elephant Project
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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