Working Groups

Working Groups

AsESG Working Groups

Working groups have been formed to look at following aspects of elephant conservation and the plans/ guidelines/ protocols are expected soon

  1. Sabah Elephant Conservation Action Plan Working Group
  2. Working Group to arrest the decline of the elephant population of Vietnam
  3. Sumatra Elephant Conservation Action Plan Working Group
  4. Working Group for developing guidelines for rehabilitation of captive elephants in the wild as a possible restocking option
  5. Working Group on management and care of captive elephants in musth
  6. Working Group to develop guidelines for the welfare and use of elephants in Tourism
  7. Working Group for developing guidelines for creating artificial water holes in elephant habitats
  8. Human Elephant Conflict Guidelines Working Group
  9. Working group for mapping the distribution of Asian elephants in range states
  10. Working group on involving AsESG members to strengthen MIKE
  11. Working Group on AsESG Communications
  12. Working Group on AsESG Membership

New Working Groups

As an outcome of the 9th AsESG meeting in Bangkok, three more Working Groups have been formed. These include

  1. Working Group to manage the elephant habitats affected by the settlement of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
  2. Working Group to assist in developing the National Action Plan for elephant conservation in Bhutan
  3. Working Group on emerging diseases affecting Asia elephants


The Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) is a global network of specialists concerned with the study, monitoring, management, and conservation of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in its 13 range states