Elephant Aid International : Resources

Elephant Welfare Websites

Amboseli Trust for Elephants - Kenya

The longest study of wild elephants in the world.

An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-being of Elephants in Captivity

A compilation of writing by experts around the world that examines the difficulties of keeping elephants in captivity, asks important questions and suggests some answers. The book

  • presents the biological, ecological, and social dimensions of elephant behavior in the wild as the basis for any sound understanding of what elephants want and need.
  • discusses the effects of trauma and stress upon elephants, with a close look at current captive management systems and beliefs.
  • offers a scientific assessment of captive elephant welfare, and practical methods to improve fundamental aspects of the lives of elephants in captivity.
  • presents new and impressive initiatives in the form of orphanages and sanctuaries that provide hope for the future, as do new visions that would transform the current management regimes in zoos.

Animal Rights Africa

Protecting the rights of elephants in South Africa.

Bring the Elephant Home

A foundation that campaigns to help Thai elephants, promote animal-friendly ecotourism and create natural habitation for elephants.

Compassion Unlimited Plus Action - Bangalore, India

Advances animal advocacy and welfare; legal action to protect the interest and welfare of animas, wild and domestic; wildlife rescue and rehabilitation; rescue shelter; and veterinary care.


How you can help elephants, especially when you travel to Asia.

Elephant Care International

Dedicated to the health care and preservation of elephants.

Elephant Nature Foundation - Thailand

A nonprofit organization that advocates and acts on behalf of the rights of Asian elephants in Thailand.

Elephant Voices - Kenya

Devoted to the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior, and to the promotion of scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants.

Elephant-Human Relations Aid

Elephant conservation and volunteer projects in Namibia.

National Trust for Nature Conservation - Nepal

Projects on nature conservation, biodiversity as well as cultural heritage protection, ecotourism and sustainable development.

PETA Asia-Pacific

Public education, cruelty investigations, research, rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns on behalf of animals in factory farms, laboratories, the clothing trade and the entertainment industry.

Save the Elephants

Works to develop a conservation ethic by building on local knowledge of wildlife and involving local people in research and monitoring to stimulate learning and foster positive attitudes.

The Elephant Charter

A set of guiding principles, based on elephant biology, to inform discussion and decisions about elephants; promote scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants; and provide guidance to law and policy makers, enforcement agencies and the courts, organizations, institutions and international bodies, as well as to managers of elephants in the wild and captivity.

The Kerulos Center

Translates knowledge of animals as fully sentient beings into animal care, conservation, policy and human-nature relationships.

United Against Elephant Polo

Dedicated to ending the use of elephants in polo.

Wildlife SOS India

Works toward protecting Indian wildlife and conserving habitat; studyies biodiversity; conducts research; and creates alternative and sustainable livelihoods for poacher communities.

WWF Asian Rhino and Elephant Action Strategy (AREAS)

Conserving the remaining populations of Asian rhinos and elephants and their habitats.


Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary - Thailand

A sanctuary in northern Thailand that rescues and protects elephants.

Elephant Nature Park - Thailand

A sanctuary and rescue center in Chiang Mai province.

PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) - U.S.

A sanctuary for elephants who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Kenya

Devoted to the protection and preservation of Africa's wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and black rhino.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee - U.S.

The nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants.

The Surin Project - Thailand

The Elephant Nature Foundation is working to create a world-class elephant sanctuary that provides free ranging opportunities for a test group of seven elephants who live at the Surin Elephant Study center.

Web Sites

Carol Buckley

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