We will relocate elephants from areas where they are in danger due to human-elephant conflicts, environmental challenges, inhumane treatment, or poachers and support efforts to limit these conflicts when relocation isn’t feasible or in the best interest of the elephant.
Not only is poaching a serious problem but also the rise of human-elephant conflicts especially in large population growth areas in India and South East Asia is on the rise. Additionally, the impact of environmental changes which have limited elephants’ access to food and water have caused an increase in confrontations with humans as they invade their crops. But geopolitical conflicts have also led to an increase in these conflicts as refugees are forced into the elephants natural habitat. Our efforts are currently focused in Southeast Asia.
| Relocate government and privately owned elephants who are in high poaching areas or that are being used as performance animals to safe zones within the country or to sanctuaries in other countries like Cambodia – where they are focused on working to repopulate elephants which have been decimated by landmines and other conflict.
| Relocate elephants that face certain death from villagers who must protect their crops and livelihood as well as support efforts to build barriers between the elephants and the villagers to minimize these conflicts.
| Relocate elephants along the Bangladesh/Myanmar border where the increased exodus and settlement of the Rohingya has caused a drastic increase in human-elephant conflicts.
| Relocate elephants near Myanmar’s Andaman beaches where new commercial developments are threatening their habitat and increasing the likelihood of their death caused by human-elephant conflicts.