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World Elephant Day 2021 - Far from ‘Irrelephant’

Dr Wong Ee Phin, Principal Investigator, Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) | Praveena Chackrapani, Project Manager, Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME)

09-Aug-21 15:00

World Elephant Day 2021 - Far from ‘Irrelephant’

They're the largest land mammal on the Asian continent, a keystone species, invaluable ecosystem engineers, and cute to boot. Decades ago, the Asian Elephant could be found in almost every state in Peninsular Malaysia, but their numbers have dwindled so much that these days, you'll likely encounter them in only six states. The usual litany of issues - habitat loss and fragmentation, and human-elephant conflict - are causing their numbers to decline. The Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) have been working on science-based conservation approaches for the preservation of elephants in Peninsular Malaysia, and are pushing for Malaysians to find better ways to coexist with elephants. Ahead of World Elephant Day, we speak to MEME's Principal Investigator, Dr Wong Ee Phin, and Project Manager, Praveena Chackrapani, about the group's research, and why elephants are awesome.

Image source: Shutterstock 

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Categories:  EnvironmentScience

Tags:  The Bigger PictureEarth MattersManagement and Ecology of Malaysian ElephantsMEMEAsian elephant#worldelephantdayWong Ee Phinhuman-wildlife conflicthabitat losshabitat fragmentation


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