Resources Himalaya Foundation and Environmental Graduates in Himalaya organized an Elephant Talk on October 6, 2021 on the topic “Death of Makuna: Conservation Science and Ethics.” The speaker of the program were young students, researchers and graduates involved one way or the other in elephant research. Amidst the recent death of Makuna, the program was organized primarily to know the views of young generation of researchers on the current conservation efforts and needs to mitigate the human-wildlife conflict.
The speakers were Mr. Ayush Shrestha, Mr. Saugat Bolakhe, Mr. Bishal Koirala, Mr. Pitamber Gaire, Ms. Divya Bhattarai, Ms. Srijana Sigdel and Ms. Ruby Shah. All these young researchers shared their experiences and views encompassing various aspects such as behavior of Makuna, current conservation efforts in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the behavior of local people in response to wildlife, the need for technological advances giving examples from cases from other countries. The talk program enabled to know the perception of young researchers, who are the future of wildlife conservation.
The full video of the program is available in the link below: