Save The Elephants!
Organized by: Alison Queen
There are only 30,000 Asian Elephants left on the planet (imagine this in human terms, as under a third of a sports stadium crowd). Last year I visited the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I was amazed by the organization and what they have done to save the elephants from abuse. It inspired me to make a difference by raising awareness of the cause along with encouraging people to donate! The Nature Park is associated with the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai non–profit organization, dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through a multifaceted approach involving local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations. Each of the Nature Park's flagship projects is aimed at accomplishing that mission, as well as working towards these goals: to expand self-sustaining eco-tourism operations that benefit local communities and ecosystems, to better incorporate our efforts into local communities and to ensure their benefit through our continuing operation, to become a leader in the field of Asian elephant research through academic outreach and education programs, to create practical, positive reinforcement based elephant training and rehabilitation programs, to establish an international volunteer community that raises awareness to issues facing the Asian elephant, and to more fully integrate with the global conservation community to facilitate dynamic cross-cultural networking. If you donate to my fund, you will contribute to the Save Elephant Foundation which will help provide: a healthy environment for all their animals, purchase new land so they can expand their projects, maintain & develop physical structures, repair or create new paths, roads or hard standings, support local communities, and manage the day-to-day operations of the foundation.