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South Africa has many fenced reserves harbouring small to medium sized populations of African elephant (Loxodonta africana), most of which have been translocated. Elephants on fenced reserves may be exposed to various management interventions and practices (translocation, hunting, darting, high...

Author(s)
Garai, M. E.; Roos, T.; Eggeling, T.; Ganswindt, A.; Pretorius, Y.; Henley, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2022, 17, 3,
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Background and Aim: Over the past two decades, the number of elephant camps in Thailand has increased considerably, and captive elephants have become more popular within the tourism industry. Tourist activities involving elephant exhibitions and trekking potentially affect animal health and...

Author(s)
Nokkaew, W.; Intarapuk, A.; Sakulthai, A.; Wajjwalku, W.; Thongtip, N.
Publisher
Veterinary World, Wankaner, India
Citation
Veterinary World, 2022, 15, 3, pp 647-654
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Cover for The elephant tourism business.

This book draws attention to the need for a comprehensive and rigorous focus on local solutions to improve the welfare of captive elephants, their mahouts and local residents, and to enhance tourists' experiences of elephant tourism. It achieves this by critically reviewing recent research into ...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book
Abstract

Asian elephants and humans have long shared their lives, but recent changes in human perspectives on animal use have created ripples through the small country of Nepal. Captive elephants are caught in the crossfire between local communities, elephant owners, mahouts, and NGOs in debates over their...

Author(s)
Szydlowski, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2022, 25, 2, pp 126-138
Abstract

Many captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Thailand participate in the tourism industry at attractions known as 'elephant camps.' There has been significant criticism of low welfare venues, where the elephants may experience injuries, poor nutrition, unnatural social environments and...

Author(s)
Weston, M. E.; Mills, K. E.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2021, 30, 3, pp 279-293
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Cover for Community collaboration, elephant conservation and protection.

Mahouts Elephant Foundation (MEF) is a UK charity and Thai-registered foundation that works on the ground to develop sustainable, welfare-focused tourist experiences to support the needs and livelihoods of traditional mahouts, their families and local communities, together with the needs of Asian ...

Author(s)
Baker, L.; Blaine, S.; Winkler, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elephant tourism conservation and the need for a new strategy: Thai stakeholder attitudes.

This chapter presents the results of interviews with people involved in the elephant camp business in Thailand regarding how elephant camps can be better managed and what makes for success. Interview questions included: How have elephant camp managers responded to the changes in animal welfare...

Author(s)
Ashton, A. S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A case study of elephant venue narratives.

This chapter presents a case study that examined the narratives told about elephants at tourist venues in Phuket, Thailand, and what these narratives communicate to Thai and foreign tourists as appropriate beliefs, values and actions regarding elephants. The observed attractions in Phuket presented ...

Author(s)
Hobbs, J. D.; Pattalung, P. N.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The valuation of elephant sightings in protected areas.

The research presented in this chapter determines the value that tourists on safari in protected areas in South Africa attach to elephant sightings and the relative importance of the elephant sighting compared with the other species in the Big Five. The study also determines whether tourists take...

Author(s)
Saayman, A.; Saayman, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan (KPH) Kotaagung Utara is a region of approximately 56.02 ha, consisting of 8.82% forest cover and 91.18% non-forest cover. This region has a high diversity of flora and fauna and has potential as a tourist destination with various and unique biophysical attractions. One...

Author(s)
Agus Setiawan; Monik, della T.; Charles, Y.; Rustiati, E. L.; Ruciyansah, Y.; Zufaldi Anwar
Publisher
Society for Indonesian Biodiversity, Surakarta, Indonesia
Citation
Biodiversitas: Journal of Biological Diversity, 2021, 22, 12, pp 5397-5407

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