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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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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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