Elephants are on the verge of extinction and its our fault. As a direct result of our actions there is a good chance that we could soon lose a species that is an extremely important part of the ecosystem. The only way that we can save these magnificent keystone species is if we act now!
Bring the Elephant Home aims for an ideal world where elephants are afforded the space that they deserve. An habitat where ecosystems are balanced, where elephants and people live in harmony, and where tourism fully respects the wild character of these elephants. If no one pursues this ideal, nothing will ever change and it will be too late for this intelligent and crucial species!
This is what we do!
Conservation Action. We make change happen (along with as many volunteers and staff members as people possible to help us!). By planting thousands of trees, building water reservoirs, testing new methods to protect elephants.
Local. People who suffer from human-elephant conflicts coordinate conservation projects themselves. BTEH connects people, organizes training and provides the needed support to start community-based conservation project.
Research. We use research to understand the cause of problems, to find out the perception of people, to measure and improve projects. We test innovative technologies to be able to do more. And we translate research into plans and action!
Holistic. We see elephants as part of an ecosystem, with many connections. We seek sustainable solutions that touches all aspects of a problem. The Bee the Change project is a perfect example of this.
Networking. We collaborate with many different parties, from local farmers, to officials of national parks. We reach out, bring people together and ensure that people are heard. So we can work on solutions together as a community.
Bring the Elephant Home!