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
- The 11th AsESG meeting scheduled from 14th to 17th March, 2023 at Corbett National Park in India.
- IUCN SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group host side event for the conservation of Asian Elephants at CITES CoP19 at Panama City
- 2022 Kathmandu Declaration for Asian Elephant Conservation
- Third Asian Elephant Range State Meeting started in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27th April 2022
- Published- Protecting Asian Elephants from Linear Transport Infrastructure
- IUCN Red List Assessment of Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) 2020: the global status of the species in the updated IUCN Red List is listed as Endangered (Williams et al., 2020)
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 and help keep this magnificent creature,..
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... 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