September 7, 2019
We also learned a little bit about issues Asian elephants face and about elephants in the tourism industry. What we learned was sobering and the situation can feel somewhat hopeless, but the work that KSES is doing to bring elephants back to the forest is uplifting and I commend their staff for making a difference. I hope that the data collected by us and others will create a set of guidelines that will allow other elephants in captivity to live like the five at KSES do.
February 17, 2019
Since our last update, we have been busy bees trying to get our beehive project at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary started.
In June last year, we visited Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Loei province where the DNP (Department of National Parks) have already set-up a beehive fence that they have opened to the public to teach about the fencing, and demonstrate how it all works. We asked a lot of questions and learned a lot from the team that day. They where very helpful and welcoming to...
October 31, 2018
Visiting Sri Lanka?
Planning to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?
Pinnawala is one of the top places to visit whilst on holiday to this paradise island but perhaps think again and question your guide, but if you do pay a visit then please BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST-stay back & observe with a camera!
I volunteered at the "orphanage" in 2004, I then had my concerns about the honesty of the orphanage & welfare of the elephants but the venue appears to have grown hugely in popularity...
September 22, 2018
Four weeks I arrived back at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary (KSES), and it all started with Geeju day, a village celebration for the end of harvest season. The day consisted of plenty of rice whisky, traditional Karen food and laughter from house to house
The project here has a very good relationship with the locals which is vital for the project’s success, it has to be stressed to anybody coming onto the project how important it is to respect the villagers and their culture. A...