Elephants at village locations in Laos

2 village locations has kept elephants in Laos
There is presently 0 (0,0) living elephants in village locations in Laos (in this database)

Region: Laos is in this database included in asiaOther regions
Wild elephants:

Laos has about 700 (min. 600, max. 800) wild elephants. Source:Khounboline K (2011)

Location holdings:

2 village locations has kept 0 elephants in Laos

(Database tables with collection of elephants further down on the page)

Elephants in village locations0 (0,0) living0 (0,0) dead
Sex ratio and
 Male  0 / 0  0%
 Female  0 / 0  0%
 Free contact  0 / 0  0%
 Protected contact  0 / 0  0%
 No contact  0 / 0  0%
 Unknown contact  0 / 0  0%
 wild  0 / 0  0%

Known as the Land of a Million Elephants, herds suffer hunting and habitat loss from logging, agriculture and hydroelectric projects. Lack of funds hampers conservation.

1989: Laos banned the hunting and killing of endangered species including elephants.
2004: Laos joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
2010: It was estimated (government estimates 2010) 600 wild and only 480 domesticated elephants left in the country. (earlier 780-1200 (Sukumar), earlier 200-500 (Santiapillai, IUCN1996))

Captive population

Captive elephants are viewed as livestock and are managed by the national Department of Livestock and Fisheries

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan, Facts about elephants in Laos. Elephant Encyclopedia, (2021) available online retrieved at https://www.elephant.se/country.php?name=Laos.
(archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources, among others

  • Current status of elephants in Laos, by Khounboline K (2011), http://www.asesg.org/gajah35.htm">Gajah nr 35, 2012. (Journal of the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group)

Internal relevant links

  • The elephant database startpage. Statistics
  • News about elephants in Laos (From the sister site Elephant News)

  • NameElephant collectionTypePlaceDistrictProvinceStateRegion
    Ban Namon Village
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated0 deathsvillage
    Thongmixay DistrictSayaboury Province
    Ban That Village
    Kept totally 1 elephants
    , 0 present (0,0) 1 births1 relocated0 deathsvillage

    This document was updated: 2020-10-25 11:49:16

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