A Caring Collaboration for Asian Elephants
Asian Elephant Support (AES) and Hope Elephants are working together to improve the lives of elephants living in the wild and in human care.
Hope Elephants is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that is bringing a small number of retired or injured Asian elephants to Maine from circus herds for care and rehabilitation. Hope Elephants is also an educational destination where visitors, especially school-age children, have an opportunity to see, hear, and interact with the animals as a platform to present the big issues surrounding conservation, habitat destruction, and ecology.
Asian Elephant Support is also a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that supports the care and conservation of elephants inAsian range countries. AES’s mission is to:
- Provide financial assistance and support for the health, welfare and conservation of elephants in Asian range countries.
- Provide educational opportunities and supplies to those who care for captive Asian elephants in range countries.
- Increase awareness and offer support for human-elephant coexistence to help protect the needs and future of the Asian elephant.
By combining efforts, resources, and expertise, we can accomplish more and make a greater impact for elephants in Asian range countries.
This project will directly benefit the wild and captive population of elephants in Assam, India. Even though elephants play an important role in the culture and religion of India, there are relatively few individuals with elephant veterinary expertise. Often the elephants live in remote locations and are difficult to reach, which makes responding to emergency situations more challenging.
AES has been workingwith Dr. Kushal Sarma since 2011 to improve the lives of the elephants in Assam. Because of his knowledge and willingness, Dr. Sarma is called to respond to health related elephant emergencies when needed. As human-elephant conflict increases, so does the number of emergency situations.
What we need
The funds raised in this project will be used to support Dr. Sarma’s Elephant Healthcare and Welfare- Emergency Response Program in Assam, India. By being able to respond to emergency situations, the wild and captive elephants will receive the desperately needed veterinary care they deserve.
Our minimum ask is $2000 and any additional funds will be used to provide medicine and supplies for Dr. Sarma’s Elephant Health Care Clinics throughout Assam.
We will be sending out more information about this soon, but feel free to visit our website if you can't wait to learn more!