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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...

June 5, 2018

Written in Oct 2016

It has been nearly six months now since myself and my hill-tribe partner Sombat set-up our very own elephant project and non-profit foundation “Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary” and it has defiantly been a bumpy and busy journey.

From announcing our plans, to fundraising for the set-up, walking our elephants through the forest for three days to bring them home and marketing our project to bring in visitors and volunteers (something I had no previous experience of), m...

May 27, 2018

For sometime now, I have been looking into research done using beehive fences to reduce human- elephant conflict. Human-elephant conflict is a huge concern in Africa and Asia and Thailand offers no exception.

Although the number of wild elephants in Thailand has declined greatly over the last few decades, and wild elephants are found mostly in national parks, human population growth and an increase in agriculture has still meant that elephants from these protected areas are coming...

March 13, 2017

The low down on Thai National Day 

In 1998, the Thai government declared the 13th March to be Thai National Elephant Day, this date was chosen as it is also the date the white elephant became the national animal of Thailand in 1963. The day was made to celebrate and show how significant elephants are to Thailand, how the Thai culture depends on elephants and also to promote awareness about protecting and conserving the Thai elephants and their natural habitat. 

10 amazing months, 4 beauti...

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