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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.

March 3, 2019

In Spring 2018 we gave away a Spring Grant to a project working towards improving the welfare of elephants in Thailand. The grant was awarded to Elephant Valley Thailand (EVT) to study wild elephants.


EVT is a small boutique elephant sanctuary modelled on the Elephant Valley Project in Cambodia. They have 6 elephants and 15 hectares of land. Now that the elephants have been rehabilitated to a satisfactory degree, EVT are starting to work on their second Thai location to teach elephants...

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...

January 13, 2019

Today it is widely known amongst Western tourists that riding an elephant is usually not ok! Many tourists are now choosing to avoid riding but still want that special interaction with elephants so choose to opt for bathing or walking in the forest. But what these unsuspecting tourists may not know is that the elephants might still be receiving a jab with a hidden nail to maintain close control and once the tourists return to the City, the elephants may be chained to the same post for 1...

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