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Dec 8, 2010

Emergency Asian Elephant Rescue

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Dear Friends,

I hope you are having a lovely Holiday Season.

I wanted to tell you of an urgent situation in which we must act immediately to save the life of an elephant and protect communities.  

We were just informed of an older bull elephant in Kompong Speu Province, Cambodia, that has escaped from captivity and turned violent. It has killed two people and is roaming the countryside. Villagers are increasingly inclined to kill the elephant to protect their families.  

The Cambodian Forestry Administration has asked us to rescue the elephant and bring it to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, where it would come under our Care for Rescued Wildlife program headed by Nick Marx. This amounts to a race against the clock to save the life of the elephant and protect the local community.  

We wanted to alert you to this emergency situation. You have helped to make our Care for Rescued Wildlife program a great success by donating to Help Save Victimized Cambodian Wildlife through Global Giving. We sincerely appreciate your involvement and hope you enjoy hearing about our on-the-ground response to crises like this one.  

We understand that taking on the care of another elephant is a substantial financial burden. We will need to build a new enclosure, increase our feeding budget, and provide veterinary care over the course of the elephant’s life -- but we feel that the need to protect the elephant and the community is just too urgent.

To keep up with this story, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or our blog. If you are interested in helping us cover the costs of this elephant, and the other rescued animals under our care, please visit Global Giving’s Help Save Victimized Cambodian Wildlife page.  

Please feel free to contact me at diamond@wildlifealliance.org with any questions or comments.

Warmest regards,

Juliane Diamond

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Chloe Lala-Katz

Communications and Finance Field Liaison
New York, NY United States

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