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Elephants in Captivity

Elephants destined for the tourist industry experience great physical and mental trauma. Isolation, starving, hitting and beating are just some of the methods used to initially break their spirits and get them to behave and perform.”
 
There are some 3,500 captive elephants in India and the majority of them are used for elephant rides by Western tourists.

Professional Development Day

Andrea educating the teachers about the poaching crisis

Andrea educating the teachers about the poaching crisis

Education in action

In February 2015, the Director of Education, Fran, and the Chief Program Officer, Andrea, presented all of our lesson plans at a professional development day for the Langley school district front of K-12 teachers. At the same time, Tessa and our volunteer Leanne Fogarty tackled the North Vancouver school district. The teachers were all very eager to start using the lesson plans!

Fran presenting a lesson plan to elementary and high school teachers

Fran presenting a lesson plan to elementary and high school teachers

Samburu Bull Elephants

Yeager, Melaso and Sarara. They had just knocked over an Acacia Tortilis tree and were making short work of it. They are in front of the old Serena lodge that was destroyed by floods in 2010.