The Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) is an integral part of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The AsESG shall provide the best available scientifically grounded evidence to the abundance, distribution, and demographic status of Asian elephant populations in all 13 range states. It shall periodically compile range-wide assessments which shall be publicly disseminated via the AsESG website and other outlets.
News & Calendar of Events
- 9th meeting of IUCN SSC Asian Elephant Specialist group held in Bangkok
- AsESG Working Groups
- Working group field visit to Rohingya sites in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh
- Working group meeting for mapping the distribution of Asian Elephants
- Meeting for developing Lao PDR National Elephant conservation Action plan
- Working Group meeting for developing Bhutan National Elephant Conservation Action plan
Message from the Chair
I welcome you to the website of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.
We are a group of voluntary specialists; ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, conservationists and managers who specialise in the Asian elephant. We have come together with a mission to foster the conservation and welfare of our focal species...
The Asian Elephant
The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), the lone survivor of Genus Elephas, originated in Africa in the early Pliocene, over 5-6 million years ago and migrated to Eurasia. Elephas maximus is today confined to 13 countries of Asia is believed.. Read more
Gajah is the bi-annual journal of the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG). The journal is intended as a medium of communication on issues that concern the management and conservation of Asian Elephants both in the wild and in captivity. It is a means by which members of the AsESG and others can communicate their experiences, ideas, and perceptions freely... Read more