The Asian Elephant Range States Meeting, hosted by the Government of Nepal, is taking place from April 27 to 29, 2022, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting is facilitated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) and supported by the Asian Elephant Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additional support is provided by National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Nepal, WWF Nepal and ZSL Nepal.
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam are the Asian elephant range countries committed to developing an Action Plan for Asian elephant conservation, a strategy envisaged by the “The Kathmandu Declaration for Asian Elephant Conservation” which will be agreed to and launched during a special event at the conclusion of the meeting.