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April 20, 2018
Fundraising event to help elephants
The French embassy in Cambodia will be hosting a charity concert at the end of April to aid the conservation of elephants in Cambodia.

The event entitled “Mothership” is scheduled for April 27. Participants are expected to donate between $50 to $2,000 for attending the fundraiser.

Ken Sereyrotha, WCS’ country program director, said that this charity event is a positive point for the conservation of elephants in Cambodia.

He said that the fundraiser is aimed at directly educating the general public about elephant habitats, diets and reproduction.

He said that elephants in Cambodia are under threat due to economic development, including the allocation of land for agro-industry farming.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50303215/f ... elephants/
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“But the reality is very grim,” he added. “The domesticated population is down to 72 animals and the wildlife population is thought to be around 200.”
The Environment Ministry said Cambodia has provided shelter to nearly 600 elephants in the past, while neighbouring countries only contributed minimally.
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For sure all that money raised will go towards the elephants retirement fund. I feel happy now. Cambodia loves it's elephants!

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Documentary exposes horrific elephant torture in Cambodia
By Johnny Oleksinski
April 26, 2018 | 5:59pm | Updated

It’s tough out there for Babar.
In the new documentary “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story,” out Friday, American filmmaker Ashley Bell flies to Cambodia to discover the scary plight of Asian elephants, some of the largest animals on Earth, who are plagued by poachers and exploited in logging camps.

“A close family friend owns the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, and I heard through them they’d been looking for elephants to rescue for about 10 years,” Bell tells The Post. “When I heard they finally had rescued them and were releasing them onto the sanctuary, it just hit me to my core. And I said ‘I’ve gotta go.’ ”

The rescue in the film takes place in Cambodia, where the team — including renowned elephant expert Lek Chailert — attempt to save a 70-year-old animal named Noi Na.

Captive elephants like Noi Na are forced to endure a little-known torture called “The Crush Box,” in which humans beat them into submission for days. Noi Na’s experience left her partially blind.
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maybe I am defeatist....but I think this is mission impossible
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Every little bit helps
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May 13, 2020
First-ever action plan to save Asian elephants
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The Environment Ministry in cooperation with Fauna & Flora International has adopted Cambodia’s first-ever action plan to save the Asian elephant from extinction.

A joint media release by the ministry and FFI yesterday said the General Directorate of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection with technical support from the Cambodian Elephant Conservation Group worked with national and international stakeholders over the past few years to compile this first-ever conservation action plan for the species in Cambodia.

It said that in Cambodia, between 400 and 600 Asian elephants are thought to remain, distributed mainly in the Cardamom Mountain in the southwest of the country and the eastern plains of Mondulkiri province, with smaller numbers in other parts of country, such as the northern plains.

“Habitat degradation has resulted in fragmented population, negatively affecting the species’ long-term viability. Elephant calves have also been found to be under pressure from snares, affecting the population recovery. These concerns have led to the development of this 2020-2029 action plan to address them,” the press release said.

Meas Sophal, GDANCP director general of the Ministry of Environment said the action plan aims to strengthen management of Asian elephants with involvement from all stakeholders, so that their populations are protected and able to recover, not least in the protected areas and biodiversity conservation network, which cover 7.2 million hectares or 40 percent of the country’s surface, ultimately safeguarding this cultural heritage icon for future generations.
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Artful Dodger wrote: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:32 pm maybe I am defeatist....but I think this is mission impossible
Sadly i think so too. 200 elephants doubtfully contributes to enough genetic diversity to make breeding a growing population sustainable.

Combine that with the greedy pieces of shit that will poach and pick off the last of these creatures, i think it's only a decade or so before there are none left in Cambodia.
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La Quenta wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 10:42 am
Artful Dodger wrote: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:32 pm maybe I am defeatist....but I think this is mission impossible
Sadly i think so too. 200 elephants doubtfully contributes to enough genetic diversity to make breeding a growing population sustainable.

Combine that with the greedy pieces of shit that will poach and pick off the last of these creatures, i think it's only a decade or so before there are none left in Cambodia.
10 years?
Not sure where you guys draw your conclusions from. Facts, informed analysis? - or just general cynicism?
There is very little targeted poaching of elephants in Cambodia.
Latest estimates are 4-600.
I reckon they have a future. Definitely for far longer than 10 years.

I note somebody posted here lately saying he was looking to buy ivory.
Please don't - no matter how seductive you find it. You know where it comes from and how it was obtained.
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World Animal Protection launches urgent appeal to protect elephant-friendly tourism
Christian Fleetwood
19 May 2020
The challenges being faced by elephant-friendly venues across Asia are also shared by conservation groups dependent on tourism dollars.

In Cambodia, the temporary closure of ecolodge Cardamom Tented Camp could suspend forest patrols by Wildlife Alliance rangers in Botum Sakor National Park in the country’s southwest.

As of mid-May, all 14 rangers policing 18,000 hectares of evergreen lowland forest in the national park are still operating, relying on funds from the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF).

However, the foundation said these funds could run out as early as the end of May.

“We are extremely proud of the rangers’ efforts over the last six years. They have all-but stamped out bushmeat poaching, the illegal wildlife trade and land grabbing on the concession,” John Roberts, director of elephants and conservation at GTAEF, said.

“However, we see from the rampant forest clearance in surrounding areas that the rangers’ excellent work would almost immediately be reversed should patrolling stop in the next few weeks.”

The rangers’ equipment, food and wages are provided entirely by the GTAEF and Cardamom Tented Camp, which both depend on tourism for their income.

However, the last guest at Cardamom Tented Camp checked out on 30 March, leaving the ecolodge without a source of reliable funds for nearly two months.
Taken from https://www.travelweekly.com.au/article ... y-tourism/
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