Our Mission

Protecting, rescuing and providing sanctuary for elephants worldwide

Global Sanctuary for Elephants exists to create vast safe spaces for captive elephants, where they are able to heal physically and emotionally. There are elephants around the world in need of sanctuary, but too few exist to be able to care for even a fraction of them.

Our pilot project is Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, the first and only elephant sanctuary in South America. ESB follows the same beliefs that will guide the creation of all sanctuaries that GSE assists in developing.

Below are 4 integral pieces of the sanctuary puzzle that we will provide:

✓  Vast wide open space to allow elephants to get lost within their own world of intuitive exploration

✓  Both mental and physical stimulation-empowering them to think, move and function as they would in the wild

✓  An emotionally nurturing environment that encourages elephants to communicate their fears and desires free from

✓  The companionship of a herd– allowing elephants incomparable support and the knowledge they are no longer alone

The space, freedom, unconditional love and respect sanctuary provides simply cannot be duplicated. It is the only true healthy option for elephants in captivity. That is why we need your support to make sanctuary life a reality for elephants around the globe.