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  • GPS Collaring of Asian Elephants in Southern Bhutan

    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant
    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant

    In an attempt to better understand the conflict surrounding elephants and farmers in Southern Bhutan, the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) and the Samtse Forest Division has successfully collared two Asian Elephants Elephas maximus indicus in the adjoining areas of Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary. The makhna (tuskless male) was collared on March 16 and the female from a different herd on March 18 by fitting with satellite (GPS) collars using both iridium and VHF tracking mode. This scheme is part of a larger effort to understand and manage human wildlife conflicts where various schemes already in place include solar electric fencing, habitat improvement, and awareness meetings.

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