Elephant experience in Cambodia
According to different sources there are currently about 200-300 wild elephants living in Cambodia. During the first scientific survey made in 2001 there were 400-600 elephants. The years before their population had been estimated at around 2,000. It seems that elephants have been hunted for ivory but also have been killed by landmines in the forest.
There are a smaller number of domesticated elephants traditionally owned by the Phnong minority. But the tradition of elephant catching, training and handling skills is fading and the number of domesticated elephants could become very insignificant over the next 1-2 decades.