Animals
 Thailand
Project #6539

Alternative Livelihoods & Elephant Rescue Thailand

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
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Summary

This project helps mahouts and elephant owners to return to their community in Northern Thailand. They can bring their elephants back 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 Think Elephants International (TEI) who promote elephant conservation through research and education. With TEI, we carry out research and host conservation education programs in the villages.
$55,000.00
total goal
$4,788.00
remaining
776
donors
3
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

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. Working elephants are waiting to join our forest reintroduction program and funds are desperately needed to facilitate this. Mahouts and owners join our education and alternative livelihoods program along with their elephants to ensure they have a sustainable alternative form of work.

Solution

Living in the forest has a tremendous impact on elephant's psychological & physical health- it dramatically increases their life expectancy. We plan 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. With TEI, we observe the elephants to better understand their behaviour & help mitigate human/elephant conflict. We also teach children about elephants & conservation issues.

Long-Term Impact

We plan to host a sustainable, breeding population of elephants living naturally in the forest. Each new elephant that joins the rescued herd increases chances of long-term success for this growing population of elephants in the forest.

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvi.org

Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Kate Robey
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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