Elephant

Thank you The LMI Group

This week Berdiri and the Breeding Program received a big boost from The LMI Group. In support of the breeding program The LMI Group has kindly donated a portable digital diagnostic ultrasound system (Landwind CU30). The perfect tool to help examine the PLG camp elephants to check for pregnancies and general health checks for any abnormalities. The portability of such a machine will be perfect for our work in the field in the remote PLG Seblat elephant conservation center. On top of that Biovet Australia have also included a handheld CO2 monitor to help measure and check vital signs.

Landwind CU30

Robi and Devi together

From all of us here at Berdiri we would like to give a heart felt thank you to The LMI Group especially Professor Allan Manning for being such a champion for the cause. It is with the amazing support from such individuals and The LMI Group family that we are able too continue the important work with the critically endangered elephants of Sumatra.

With the newly donated ultrasound equipment it is a perfect time for vets from around the world to jump on board with our volunteer Vet Support 2019 program. We are looking for vets who want to volunteer their time to help provide health checks, pregnancy checks and the provision of medication to keep the elephants in perfect health.

Here is to a successful 2019.

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EoS Book Excerpt (Elephants of Sumatra) – The Projects

Below is a sample extract from the up coming Elephants of Sumatra – The Final Stand documentary photography book being published in support of the critically endangered sumatran elephants and the various projects we have, projects we support directly in the field or indirectly by other means. The final product will be a 100 page photography documentary book created by Berdiri Founder Bruce Levick based on the back of 3 years in the field documenting

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New Deaths of Sumatran Elephants in Riau

It’s been a tragic week for the Sumatran elephant with 7 new deaths recorded in the Riau province of Sumatra near the Tesso Nilo National park. Poisoning is suspected and is becoming more and more common as elephants are forced to enter village areas when their habitat is continuously being destroyed to make way for crop land, majority being for palm oil. Villagers tend to take action on their own and poison the elephants to stop the destruction of food crops that the elephants eat. So the question being asked, “Is palm oil killing elephants?”, the answer is a most definite yes and more than anything else combined.

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Illegally burning and clearing forests the vital habitat is causing more and more elephant conflicts throughout Sumatra.

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