Ginting’s herd regularly roams an area of 140km2 that is dominated by humans. Unfortunately, the movements of this herd and the presence of people continue to result in the high human-elephant conflict threat on the southern side area of the WKS corridor road.

Ginting's herd joining with Indah and Quin's herds

Being active in the densely populated villages of Semambu and Muara Sekalo, the IEP funded Elephant Conservation and Monitoring Units (ECMU) continue to minimise conflict risks by conducting intensive monitoring and socialisation with the community. Riparian areas (near rivers) have become safe areas for the Ginting herd, which also form part of a larger group with Indah and Quin. Several young males are also often seen with Ginting’s herd.

This fabulous video shows Ginting's herd joing with Quin and Indah's herds as they travel and forage together. 

Ginting’s herd was temporarily separated from the larger group that includes Indah and Quin, in the Mendelang River area for some time. It is estimated that there are 10-15 elephant individuals in this group. As in previous periods, efforts to open up space on river access areas occupied by humans are continuously carried out by the ECMU team through socialisation and herding together with the community as an effort to redirect elephant movement back to the northern side of the corridor road.

Ginting’s ranging area from October 203 – April 2024


Thank you to our Ginting adopters for helping to keep her safe and protected in the Bukit Tigapuluh Ecosystem.

(Program run by Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Frankfurt Zoological Society).

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