Home » Posts tagged 'Nepal'
Tag Archives: Nepal
Photo essay in volume 2, issue 2 of The South Asianist, an open access journal produced by the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Developed from a photographic exhibition at the University of Canterbury in October 2012, this essay documents feeding practices and sacrificial rituals at the government elephant stables in Chitwan, Nepal.
Here’s a link to the 2002 article on captive elephants in Nepal that appeared in Giants on Our Hands: Proceedings of The International Workshop on The Domesticated Asian Elephant, Bangkok, Thailand, 5 to 10 February 2001. It contains lots of useful information about the recent history of captive elephants in Nepal, including the establishment of the Khorsor Breeding Center, data on the declining wild elephant population, captive elephants held in public and private locations, and births of captive elephants.
In 2003 the Biodiversity and Elephant Conservation Trust hosted the Symposium on Human-Elephant Relations and Conflicts in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Edited by Jayantha Jayawardene, the conference proceedings were published as Endangered Elephants: Past, Present and Future.
Many of the world’s leading elephant experts presented papers on elephants in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania, covering topics on behaviour, captive management, conflict with humans, conservation projects and policies, crop-raiding, demography, genetics, habitat use, and social organization. For abstracts of the papers, see: http://www.elephantsinsrilanka.org/symposium2003.htm#2.
2006 article from the Nepali Times by Piers Locke
Review of ethnographic documentary about captive elephant management in Chitwan, Nepal. Directed by Mark Dugas.
A series of 50 photographs depicting the hunting expedition of 1911 in Nepal’s Tarai, at which King George V was an honoured guest.
A series of photographs from Piers Locke’s ethnographic research in Chitwan, Nepal, 2003-4