30 Jan 2012 1 Comment
Welcome to the Thai Elephant Conservation Project!
This is a site dedicated to my passion, the Asian Elephants and their conservation.
I just returned from a life changing trip to Sri Lanka to work with these beautiful, magical, magnificent creatures where I discovered what I am truly meant to do with my life. Work across South Asia to help protect, preserve and conserve these amazing animals.
It’s hard to understand how brilliant, caring, loving and desperate for help these gentle giants are if you haven’t spent time with an elephant. Seeing them wandering around a zoo is nice but it’s hell on earth for them. We’re not doing them any favors by taking them out of their natural habitat and sticking them in a strange country for people to stare at.
They are in true jeopardy. The African elephant is too but there is so much money already dedicated to their conservation that I’ve chosen to work with the Asian elephant.
Asian elephants are actually spiritual “Gods” to their native countries and the people who live there. They are leaders of Armys and revered as they should be — with fear and awe. In Asia the elephant is loved and symbolic of everything that is good! They are powerful and strong but they are truly gentle and LOVE with their whole heart. They do not want to hurt anyone yet they are hunted for their tusks and meat.
They need our help and I hope to someday champion them full-time which is why I need your help.
Without completing certain training and volunteer programs throughout South Asia I can do nothing.
I will be traveling to Thailand later this year to volunteer with a program that will give me a new level of skill that will bring me one step closer to having the training I need to do the conservation work that needs to be done and I want to do for the rest of my life.
These programs are not cheap. I am looking for sponsors and private donations to help me cover the costs of this trip and all those I need to make in order to someday move to South Asia and work full-time with elephants.
Here is a link to the program I will be doing this year: http://www.travellersworldwide.com/19-thailand/thailand-elephants.htm
If you agree that this is a worthy cause and are willing to help me not just pursue my dream but also help protect these beautiful creatures, please donate here — even $1 will help and be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for visiting my site! Keep coming back for updates on the Asian Elephant situation along with posts about the plight of other endangered wildlife around the world.