Completed Project

Description of Project
Objectives of the project
Key Achievements
NACOM Deliverables

Action Research for Conservation of Asian Elephants in Bangladesh.

Assignment Location within country: Northeast, southeast, north central, hill tracts of the southeast
Partner Organization: IUCN/US Fish and Wildlife Service
Start Date: January 2002Completion Date:December 2002

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:

The project was undertaken as a part of the determination and assessment of Asian Elephant population in Bangladesh and to work in all the relevant areas including Teknaf, Bandarban, Rangamati,Khagrachari, Chunati, Himchari, Sherpur. Main activities were:

Determination of the present population size, trends and ranges of the Asian Elephants in Bangladesh.
Local capacity and awareness enhancement for community participation in future conservation and management activities.
Identification and prioritization of threats faced by the elephants in Bangladesh.
Assessment of habitat condition of the Asian Elephants in a selected sites.
Assessment of economic loss caused by the elephants and analysis of human-elephant conflict in a selected sites.
Recommend towards a nationally representative management guideline.
Prepare a documentary film on migratory shore birds.

NACOM Deliverables :

Help to conduct reconnaissance survey in different forest divisions, delineate present core forest blocks where there had been elephant sitting.
Help to perform 62 transect line survey.
Help to conduct training in the field level.
Help to assess forest cover, forest structure and forest composition following quadrate sampling method.
Help to conduct extensive field visits and interview local stakeholders.
Help to store and process data generated.
  Help to study secondary sources.