Elephant Aid International Projects

   Asia's First Chain-Free Hattisar REPORT January 2013
   Chain-Free Corral Pilot Project REPORT - May 2012
   Chain-Free Corrals
   Elephant Care, Rehabilitation and Retirement Centers
   Elephant Foot Care
   Mahout and Elephant Training Initiative (METI)
   Sponsor a Mahout

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Elephant Aid International

Elephant Aid International (EAI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to create a paradigm shift that will foster change in beliefs and approaches to the care and management of elephants. With the combined efforts of international scientists, veterinarians, mahouts, elephant caregivers and elephant welfare supporters, EAI is helping to change how the public relates to elephants; how mahouts (elephant handlers) and elephant caregivers train elephants; and how captive elephants are cared for worldwide. EAI has pioneered a new system, Compassionate Elephant Care, which will eliminate antiquated, dominance-based training and result in improved elephant welfare.

By providing education and hands-on assistance, EAI is working to end the worldwide suffering of elephants…one elephant at a time.

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Elephant Aid International in Nepal



March 2014 E-newsletter
The transformation is underway! Fence lines have been cleared...and "Chain Free Means Pain Free" is now part of the local lingo in Nepal. Read full story...


Acres of Freedom
Kathmandu Post, Nepal
The positive reinforcement approach to elephant training—as being endorsed in Chitwan by Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid International—is a step towards building sustainable relationships between humans and animals. Read full story...