Issues: Capture of wild elephants
Elephants caught for timber industry and illegal wildife trade
Capture ongoing in places
This practice can seriously affect the population of wild elephants especially when the breeding population in the wild is small. India, Vietnam and Myanmar have banned capture of wild elephants but in Myanmar, elephants are still caught each year for the timber industry and illegal wildlife trade.
Elephants are also captured as a conflict mitigation measure in Sabah and Sumatra. Crude capture methods can also lead to high mortality rate of captured animals.