Trees for Elephants
The Asian elephant, a keystone species, is threatened with extinction as its remaining habitat, food supply and migration routes have been destroyed through deforestation.. Over the last three generations, a population decline of at least 50% has been estimated, with a current total population of about 30,000-50,000 individuals. In Thailand, elephants live in small, isolated populations. A minimum viable population is not reached in most elephant ranges in Thailand; unless habitat connectivity is improved.
Since 2008, Bring The Elephant Home has planted over 700,000 trees for elephants at different locations in Asia in collaboration with various organisations and the help of thousands of volunteers! We plant native framework species (FORRU – Chiang Mai University) to restore, connect, and create habitats where elephants are safe and can flourish as a keystone species. To continue this important project, we need your help. Please help us to plant more trees for elephants!
Our Trees for Elephants project has covered several locations that are important for the conservation of wild elephants: Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary, Khao Yai National Park, Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kui Buri National Park and along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo. We are always cooperating closely with local organizations and communities. Our community partners identify degraded areas, and maintain the trees after they’re planted to ensure successful reforestation.
Support Trees for Elephants
We need your help to restore the habitat of wild elephants so that people and elephants can live together in harmony and biodiversity can thrive once again. Please support Trees for Elephants with an online donation!
10 euro = 10 trees – Will you help us?
Donations will be used for:
- The organisation of tree planting events at several locations in Thailand
- Maintaining community tree nurseries: seed collection and germination, organic fertilizer, tree planting equipment
- Education material
Tree planting season is in the rainy season in Thailand. If you would like to join tree planting events, please keep an eye on our Facebook page.