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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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Property Introduction for Elephant Sanctuary Brazil

Incredible, energizing, encouraging and humbling- when things in life come together just as they are supposed to, is it a remarkable feeling. To backtrack just a little, Global Sanctuary for Elephants visited Brazil in December of 2013 to explore more thoroughly the potential and possible limitations of developing a sanctuary…...

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Devastating news, time for change

During the past week the elephant world has seen a few tragedies; in the US two zoo elephants passed away unexpectedly, and in Africa one of the most watched, admired, and unfortunately targeted males was killed and slaughtered for his tusks. “Satao” had already been speared by poachers on at…...

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May, where did it go?

At the beginning of May we posted an update that this was going to be a month of the culmination of efforts, and it has been. Some outcomes we expected while some new happenings continue to reaffirm our faith in how needed and embraced this project is. With all that…...

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Space, How Much Is Enough?

When we talk about providing elephants with a natural habitat sanctuary, there is one frequently asked question that prevails; how much space does an elephant require? This is a simple question with a complex and somewhat, open-ended answer. Typically, people are asking in reference to how many head of cattle…...

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On this Mother’s Day Morning

On this Mother’s Day morning, I’ve been thinking about all of th gifts in my life, in particular the family that I was blessed to grow up within and the unwavering support from both of my parents. We are a species that are long-lived, intelligent, social, and family oriented; a…...

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