milestones

Earth Day 2024

Today is Earth Day, which is a celebration of our remarkable planet and a reminder that we have a responsibility to care for this home we share. It encourages us to focus on conservation and sustainability, as we look toward the future. We’ve talked about how elephants are keystone species,…...

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Transformation Over Ten Years + Maia’s Journey

This year, as we celebrate ten years of Global Sanctuary for Elephants, we wanted to take a moment to talk about transformation and what can happen over the course of a decade. Maia’s journey sometimes mirrored our own in a way, as she found joy, experienced loss, and made her…...

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From Scott: On GSE’s 10th Anniversary

We are presently in the US visiting family, friends, and a few of our longtime supporters. One of them asked how long we have been in Brazil, and we quickly realized that it had been long enough that we needed to calculate based on our 2014 arrival.  A day later,…...

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Happy New Year 2023

At the beginning of this year, we set our intentions to embrace joy and celebrate each milestone we reached as the gift that it is. Knowing the healing power of sanctuary and taking lessons from each elephant we’ve known, we set forth on a pathway that we knew wouldn’t be…...

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Happy 6th Re-Birthday, Maia!

Today marks six years since Maia and Guida became the first two elephants to grace our lives – and our habitats – at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Since those early days, we have been on a journey together, from learning individual personalities, to watching Maia (and the late Guida) adapt to…...

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Global Sanctuary For Elephants’ Ninth Anniversary!

It’s a hard concept for us to grasp, but nine years ago today Global Sanctuary For Elephants was founded. When you are living in the moment, you don’t always realize how quickly things evolve and how time passes until it’s already gone. That’s why it’s hard for us to believe…...

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