September 2 - 4th 2018
As a joint effort by mahouts, elephant camps, the forest department, and individual elephant professionals, this workshop was held to strengthen the knowledge base of mahouts for the benefit of their charges. AES is proud to support the preservation of the mahout/elephant bond. We believe that by helping to improve the lives of the mahouts it will in turn foster a better environment for elephant welfare to flourish.
Dr. Mamatha Sathyanarayana has been developing and presenting educational programs for mahouts for a few years now. She brings mahouts from several camps in Karnataka together to discuss their challenges and find solutions while opening communication to conserve traditional elephant knowledge. It is awesome to see so many people coming together to work toward a future for Asian elephants in human care.
Thank you to all of our donors who are helping the caretakers of elephants all the way across the world live a better life with their charges.
Click here to read Dr. Mamatha's full report.