Asian elephant Current Affairs, GK & News

AI based Survey of African Elephants

An International Team of researchers led by University of Oxford have developed a new approach to survey African Elephants using satellite images and Artificial Intelligence. What is the new approach? The method uses satellite orbiting in space that is capable of capturing more than five thousand square kilometres of images. The captured images is then ..




Asian Elephant Specialist Group meeting in Malaysia

The Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) 10th meeting commenced in Malaysia in December. The AsESG is a group of specialists, elephant conservationists, experts and partner organizations concerned with the conservation of the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus). It is under the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The 10th meeting is being held at Kota ..


Elephant Friendly Certified Tea

In June 2017, Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) and University of Montana, USA launched the world’s first Elephant Friendly Tea certification at World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. About the Tag The objective of Elephant Friendly Certified Tea is to raise fund for Asian elephant conservation. To get the certification, the tea plantation should be ..


Gaj yatra launched by Union Government to protect elephants

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, has launched a nationwide campaign “Gaj Yatra” in New Delhi to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day (WED). The campaign is planned to cover 12 elephant range states. The World Elephant Day (WED) is celebrated every year on August 12 to ..