The Flying Squad
The WWF Flying Squad
Established in 2004, the Flying Squad is a joint operation of WWF-Indonesia and the Conservation Authority of Riau. The Squad covers Lubuk Kembang Bunga village on the northern border of Tesso Nilo National Park. Its mission is to:
- reduce damage to communities by pushing wild elephants back into the forest
- teach communities how to mitigate conflict
- Instill a sense of security in the communities to give them confidence that they can protect their farms without killing elephants
- monitor illegal activities in the park
- Provide employment and decent living conditions to captive conflict elephants
News & Articles
Tukmaida Rambe, Mahout Flying Squad : Proud to be a Woman
Becoming a female mahout is such a special experience, as not everybody can do it.
Yongki the Elephant Killed, WWF Urged Investigation to Seize the Killer
Yongki was one of flying squad elephants in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park
Gajah Flying Squad Ikut Upacara Kemerdekaan RI ke-70
Keterlibatan gajah dalam upacara ini merupakan bagian dari sosialisasi kepada masyarakat untuk ...
Fecal DNA-Based Elephant Survey Commenced in Tesso Nilo
The actual number of elephant in this habitat block has never been estimated with rigorous ...
It’s a Mahout Love Story
Oleh Annisa Ruzuar Great news’s coming from Riau. Last Sunday (12/2) two of Flying Squad team ...
The new-born Flying Squad’s calf is named “Imbo”
By: Syamsidar The elephant Flying Squad calf that was born on January 31 has now officially been ...
An Elephant dies due to the human-elephant conflict in Balai Raja
By: Syamsidar Pekanbaru (01/04)-An adult Sumatran elephant finally died in Balai Raja, Mandau ...
Standard Operating Procedure for Flying Squad socialized
By: Syamsidar Pekanbaru (29/03)-On 29 March 2010, Standard Operating Procedure for Flying Squad ...
Naming Ceremony, Birthday Party Thrown for Youngest Members of WWF Elephant Flying Squad
Tesso Nilo National Park, Sumatra – WWF’s Elephant Flying Squad Camp was the site of a big party ...
Flying Squad Team succeeded in saving an elephant calf
An elephant calf that was trapped with a leg hole snare used to trap pig was successfully cured and ...