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Liv Baker and Rebecca Winkler, Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding

Abstract

Baker & Winkler (2020) point out the entanglement among free-living elephants, captive elephants, and humans in the elephant tourism industry. Where all living beings – captive and free-living – are more or less affected by human presence or activity, the binary notion of wild and captive, and in situ and ex situ conservation, becomes inadequate. B&W challenge our concept of wildness – and hence of rewilding – and our level of intervention in this wildness of which we are a component.

Author Biography

Elodie Massiot holds a Master’s degree in Ecophysiology and Ethology from Strasbourg University (France). She is a Research Fellow with Mahouts Elephants Foundation, monitoring elephant behavior. She also consults with World Animal Protection to assess the welfare of elephants in their elephant-friendly transitioning program. Website


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