Asian Rhino and Elephant Action Strategy (AREAS)
New hope for dwindling populations
With proactive social, economic, and biological analysis, AREAS believes that a balance can be struck so that wild species get the secure core areas and forest corridors they need, while people can pursue agriculture, forestry, and other forms of land-use in a more clearly planned and sustainable manner.
In an ambitious program that brings together cutting-edge conservation biology with trade monitoring, socio-economic analysis, and policy advocacy, AREAS promises new hope for dwindling populations of elephants and rhinos.
Safeguarding pachyderms, their habitat and other endangered species
AREAS provides a cohesive approach to conserving the three Asian rhino species and the Asian elephant, nested within the WWF network programmes.
The conservation of AREAS priority landscapes will not only safeguard a future for Asia’s wild elephants and rhinos, but also protect many of the most biologically important places in Asia and other countless endangered species, including the tiger, orang-utan, and many other species.