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We need to act now

Worldwide, elephants are struggling for survival. People intrude on their habitat; their food, water and migration routes disappear. To survive, elephants are forced to search for food and water outside of protected areas, resulting in conflicts between elephants and people.

For the future of elephants!

Elephants are a keystone species in the ecosystems they are part of. Elephants disperse seeds, maintain grasslands and find water, all crucial for the survival of other species.

The mission of Bring The Elephant Home is to create a world where people and elephants can thrive by promoting social-ecological resilience and conservation action that respects and incorporates the knowledge and values of local people.

We need your help

We always welcome volunteers, donors and sponsors for our projects. Please consider participating in one of our initiatives or supporting our mission by making a donation. You can follow the latest news here.

Meet the team

Bring The Elephant Home is active on three continents. There is a lot of work to do for our various projects around the world, and we help to realise our ambitious plans is always welcome! More info: volunteer@bteh.org. Meet the team!

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  • ๐Ÿ˜ We are proud to share that the founder of BTEH recently presented at the  #SAWMAconference at the beautiful Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa. During her presentation, Antoinette highlighted the broader value of elephants, emphasizing the essential role that moral values play in shaping effective conservation strategies. She presented her Theory of Change for resolving conservation conflicts through a collaborative approach, focused on shared goals, collective benefits, and embracing relevant values.

A big thank you to the #sawma community and to the University of KwaZulu-Natal! 

#ElephantConservation #SharedVision #humanelephantcoexistene #integratedconservation #sawma2023
  • Do you think using each other's personal names is a uniquely human thing? ๐Ÿ‘‘ That might not be true: new research on wild African elephants suggests that they address each other with individual specific calls and vocal labels.

๐Ÿ”Ž Pardo et al. et al analysed about 625 calls made by elephants in the greater Samburu ecosystem and Amboseli National Park, both in Kenya, and then went about to see whether it was possible to predict the identity of the receiver based on the call. 
And as a matter of fact: they could! ๐ŸŽถ In an experiment, another part of their study, they even found elephants responded differently to playback sounds of calls originally addressed to them, relative to calls addressed to a different individual. ๐Ÿ˜
Although the paper is still in pre-print and is yet to be subjected to peer review, this could well be the first evidence of a non-human species using a "human-like" naming system (if you like) to refer to other individuals. ๐Ÿ’š

A summary on IFL Science: https://www.iflscience.com/african-elephants-may-use-names-for-each-other-a-first-outside-of-humans-70531 (link in bio)

#research #sociality #elephant #africanelephant #animalcommunication #elephantbehaviour #science #personality #animalpersonality #kenya #amboseli #samburu
  • Our research team in Chiang Mai has deployed 28 camera traps to study wild elephant demographics and behavior. Besides elephants, weโ€™ve seen several other incredible wild species which indicate the ecological importance of our study site, the Mae Ping-Omkoi Forest complex. In addition to jackals, leopard cats, porcupines, and civetsโ€ฆ they caught some beautiful footage of a Crested Serpent Eagle. Must watch with sound on!
  • Today we celebrate Ave Owen ๐ŸŽ‰ Five years of making a real difference at Bring The Elephant Home! ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you, Ave, for your above and beyond dedication to our mission. From supporting local communities to advocating for our beloved elephants, your commitment to conservation is so inspiring to all of us. Hereโ€™s to the past five years and the many more to come! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ˜#BTEHAnniversary #ConservationChampions
  • Elephant friendly product of Tom Yum Project , Bring the elephant home ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒด is now available in Seeds of Change shop at Novotel Avista Resort Kata
๐ŸŒฟOrganic soy wax candle : coexistence and Kuiburi
๐ŸŒฟHerbal Tea: Rewild tea ( Lemongrass ), Restore ( Ginger tea) and Tom yum tea 
๐ŸŒฟTom yum set 

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  • During this weekend, our team had the privilege of joining a SMART patrol together with a team of rangers from Kuiburi National Park.

As a routine task, these rangers are entrusted with the duty of covering at least 50 kilometers (31 miles) over a span of 14 days each month within the expanse of Kuiburi National Park. This park encompasses around 605,000 Rai (239,200 acres). These rangers undertake comprehensive surveys of all these protected regions every year to ensure thorough coverage.

Over this fortnight, their activities involve gathering information on various aspects, including the presence of wildlife, potential food supplies, and diverse tree species. Their responsibilities extend to safeguarding valuable trees and wildlife from poachers. Moreover, they occasionally take on the role of Thai rangers along the Burmese border to uphold security. In addition to their primary obligations, they are at times assigned the task of redirecting elephants away from residential areas and guiding them toward protected zones.

Looking forward to more adventures with this team!