This project helps Mahouts and Elephants a like. They can bring their elephants to live in peace, as it was intended, in the forest. This means that they can avoid working the elephants in circus shows and street begging. We partner with the Community Elephant Conservation Group and work alongside them in hosting conservation education programs at schools and creating awareness throughout the village.
Street begging and working in tourist camps significantly reduces the life expectancy of these endangered species. It diminishes their high cultural importance and places individuals in inhumane living conditions. Funds are desperately needed to run our forest reintroduction program and support these beautiful elephants. Mahouts and owners join our education and alternative livelihoods program along with their elephants to ensure they have an alternative, sustainable form of work
Living in the forest has a tremendous impact on elephant's psychological & physical health and it dramatically increases their life expectancy. We would like to host a sustainable, breeding population of elephants in the forest. Each new elephant that joins the rescued herd increases chances of long-term success for this population. We observe the elephants to understand their behavior & help mitigate human/elephant conflict. We also educate children about elephants & conservation.
Our plan is to host a sustainable, breeding population of elephants living naturally in the forest. Each new elephant that joins the rescued herd increases the chances of long-term success for this growing population of elephants in the forest.