For the monthly programme “GUFF-GAFF” of March, we had invited a very ambitious and passionate person, Ms Shristi Singh Shrestha, Project Manager of The Jane Goodall Institute Nepal. The program started with the welcome note and brief introduction of the speaker by Ms Bandana Adhikari, EGH Coordinator. Ms Shrestha shared her experiences and learning related to elephants and their role in conservation and the situation of captive elephants in tourism. She started her talk by highlighting the roles of elephants in maintaining the ecosystem and their importance and discussed about the major problem i.e. human-elephant conflict which is prevalent nowadays. She emphasized how the condition of the captive elephants is and requested everyone to discourage elephant ride. Overall, she focused on the welfare of captive elephants and advocated that the way they are treated needs to changed soon.
Total Participants: 27