Range-wide priority setting (RWPS) mapping and spatial analysis in support of two workshops aiming to update the state of knowledge about the distribution of Asian elephants in the wild, culminating in a final report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 2008.
The pair of back-to-back workshops on Asian elephants were held in Phnom Penh in October 2008. The first workshop emphasized mapping and compiling information about all Asian elephant populations, with the participation of experts from across the range of Asian elephants, some of whom hold government positions, others from outside governments, and also included experts from both within and outside the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG). The second workshop attempted to use the recently completed IUCN guidelines for species conservation planning to begin drafting a conservation strategy for Asian elephants.
Things I do/did: Spatial analysis, map production
Tools/tech involved: ArcGIS