Recently a radio collar supported by Asian Elephant Support was deployed in Aceh, Indonesia, by a team from the Aceh BKSDA (government conservation agency). The collar was put on an elephant who was already part of an earlier study project to identify movement of elephant herds and prevent conflict with local people. Replacing the old collar with a new one will extend the data collected and help inform elephant conservation management decisions.
When the team located the elephant for the collaring operation they found she had a young healthy calf. The collaring operation was successful, and both the mother and calf are doing well.