Lainé, Nicolas (2020) Anthropology and conservation. Animal Sentience 28(5)
Liv Baker and Rebecca Winkler, Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding
Baker & Winkler make a welcome contribution to elephant conservation in Thailand in advocating a role for joint human/elephant labor and local expertise in rewilding. Their argument would benefit, however, if it drew more upon the local ethnographic evidence. Ethnocentric notions such as “welfare” and “wellbeing” may not fit into the local perception of pachyderms.