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Follow up to World Elephant Day

Thank you for making World Elephant Day 2014 a day of increased awareness and a day of action.  Together we created a global network on Facebook that resulted in more than 70,000 page views and attracted more than 450 new followers; it is clear that people want to learn, and want to…...

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World Elephant Day 2014

Tomorrow is World Elephant Day and while thinking about what to do we tried to compare this to other days that have a specific focus, Mothers day, Earth day etc. It doesn’t make a captive elephant feel any better if they receive a card and we can’t plant an elephant.…...

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MANAGEMENT OF ELEPHANTS IN SANCTUARY

What is involved with the management of an elephant sanctuary? To understand all of the elements that go into sanctuary management, we have to first understand what fabricates the backbone of “sanctuary”. The concept of sanctuary for elephants is not easy to envision; it is not a zoo, it is…...

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THE EFFECTS OF HUMANS ON CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS

“What impact do humans have on the elephants they care for and how do we impact their daily lives.” This is a question that we are asked often, and one that we have spent much time observing and asking ourselves as well....

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Elephant Adaptability

A simple concept: sanctuary provides a chance for elephants to be themselves. The immediate problem with this concept is there are often disagreements about who they really are. In the US and abroad, there is a gross misunderstanding of captive elephants. The general public knows they are intelligent, sensitive, emotional…...

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Impact of Elephants on Land

We’ve been asked on multiple occasions what impact the elephants will have on the land; will it be deforested, will they contribute to excessive nitrogen in the soil that leeches into streams (similar to large scale commercial farms) and how will they interact with Brazil’s native wildlife?...

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