Elephant Rehabilitation

Elephant Rehabilitation

Conserve Natural Forests works to preserve one of Thailand's most important symbols, the Asian Elephant. We aim to rehabilitate domesticated elephants, and reintroduce them to the wild by donating them to the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation run by the Queen of Thailand.

Why Elephants?

The Asian Elephant is the second largest land mammal on earth, and it is majestic in all respects. However, over the last three generations their population has decreased by at least 50% and is still declining. One of the major reasons for that is domestication of wild elephants for the sake of labour and entertainment. In Thailand alone, out of the approximated 4000 Asian elephants, 2700 are in domesticated captivity.

Our Goal

Our goal is to rehabilitate and reintroduce previously captivated elephants in the Sublungka Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. We believe that this will improve the lives of these endangered creatures.

The Project

We rescued Kamee (our elephant) from the Thailand-Burma border where she was used to illegally carry logs. Our biggest struggle was to help her transition from an environment where she was constantly used to being abused to a vast expanse of area where she would learn to go back to the wild. The elephants have a forested area of 80,000 square meters at their disposal where they walk free and gets accustomed to a life in the wild. Our efforts have born successful results as Kamee is almost on her way to be introduced to the wildlife sanctuary.

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