Wild elephants appear in border commune in search of food (Cambodia/Vietnam)
June 19, 2022
A herd of wild elephants which are among the 10 herds of wild elephants
that move on the corridor between Cambodia and Vietnam has appeared in the
Central Highlands Province of Gia Lai in search of food.
Today, Mr. Tran Xuan Phuoc, Director of Dak Lak Elephant Conservation
Center in Dak Lak Province, said that the information on the movement of
the herd of wild elephants was reported to the center.
According to Mr. Tran Xuan Phuoc, there are about 10 herds of forest
elephants living and moving on the corridor moving back and forth between
Vietnam and Cambodia. Wild elephants usually return to Vietnam during the
rainy season when the trees are green and there is plenty of food for the
Mr. Tran Xuan Phuoc predicted that in the near future, this herd will
likely return to Ya To Mot commune in Ea Sup District which is also an area
these elephants have also moved in recent years. Therefore, the center in
coordination with local administrators in Ya To Mot Commune advised people
not to stay in the forest at night to avoid conflicts with wild elephants.
Mr. Tran Xuan Phuoc said that the elephant herd appearing in Gia Lai is not
clear which of the 10 elephant herds mentioned above. Therefore, the center
planned to coordinate with relevant units to organize a workshop on
‘wearing a collar with a chip for wild elephants’ to monitor the movement
of elephants at the end of this June. Countries in the world have also done
Previously, SGGP Online has released a piece of news that from June 12, a
herd of wild elephants from three to five appeared in the Ia Mo commune.
The local government has advised people not to hunt elephants as well as
take measures to scare away and prevent elephants from entering residential