Elephants in Aceh, Sumatra

S. Poniran
1974 Oryx  
Elephants still occur in the large Indonesian island of Sumatra, but mostly in small groups of up to seven animals. In the northern province of Aceh the author, after a two-year study, estimates that numbers are now less than a third of what they were 35 years ago. He sees the best hope for their future in scientific management geared to culling the wild populations for working animals, as is done in India.
doi:10.1017/s0030605300012618 fatcat:jvzss5re7bg3xmdudpykeqabgy