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Voor een toekomst voor olifanten

Olifanten worden met uitsterven bedreigd. Hun leefgebied verdwijnt in een alarmerend tempo, door toedoen van mensen. Olifanten moeten daarom buiten beschermde gebieden op zoek naar voedsel en water. Zo ontstaan er meer en meer conflicten tussen olifanten en mensen. Als de olifant verdwijnt, verliezen we een prachtige diersoort, die zo cruciaal is voor onze natuur en ecosysteem. 

Alles op alles voor duurzame verandering!

Bring the Elephant Home zet alles op alles voor de overlevingskans van olifanten. Onze natuurbeschermingsprojecten starten bij de lokale gemeenschap. We streven naar duurzaam positieve verandering, naar een wereld waar mens en olifant in harmonie naast elkaar kunnen leven. Sluit je aan bij de missie van Bring the Elephant Home!

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Alvast veel dank voor je hulp! Bring The Elephant Home is een door het CBF erkend goed doel en is een ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). Ook is BTEH lid van GlobeGuards.

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  • 🌱🐘 Huge Milestone Alert! 🌟 This week, we've reached a pivotal moment in our journey towards promoting human-elephant coexistence through alternative cropping. Despite the brutal heatwave and drought conditions, the dedicated farmers of Kuiburi have shown incredible resilience. 🌾πŸ’ͺ

Thanks to the much-needed rains, we're thrilled to announce that we've sent our first samples of lemongrass to a factory buyer right here in Thailand! 

Navigating and accessing viable markets has been one of our toughest challenges, but seeing our efforts come to fruition is truly rewarding. As we move towards the full harvest and wrap up the first year of this groundbreaking study, we promise to keep you posted on every step!

Stay tuned for more updates, and join us in cheering on these amazing farmers! πŸŒπŸ™Œ

#HumanElephantCoexistence #SustainableFarming #LemongrassProject #ConservationSuccess
  • 🌿 Last month, we had the opportunity to meet with officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the Forestry Department, and the immense honor of joining a special session of Parliament to discuss the future of human-elephant coexistence in Thailand. 

The warm reception and insights we received are invaluable in enhancing our efforts. We’re excited for the future and thankful for the opportunity to join, share, and collaborate in these conversations. πŸ˜πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­ #Conservation #HumanElephantCoexistence #InnovativeResearch
  • 🐘🌍 Exciting Elephant Research Update! Our recent GPS tracking data reveals that elephants within a fenced reserve demonstrate clear seasonal movement patterns. During winter months, they predominantly occupy southern regions, while in spring, they migrate to northern areas. This behavior highlights the critical need for habitat diversity within conservation zones. Thank you to Sally House for GIS assistance!

Would you like to participate in our elephant research in South Africa? We have one spot left in our Field Program from September 2 to 11, 2024. Check the link in our bio!
  • πŸŽ‰πŸ˜βœ¨ What started as a creative art and science project among students and artists at Chiang Mai University turned into a journey of conservation and awareness! 🌿🌍

After a pit stop for a logistical check at Elephant Parade in Chiang Mai, the journey of our beautifully crafted elephant statue began πŸššπŸ’¨ Last week, the statue arrived at Bring The Elephant Home's Field Office, located at the border of Kuiburi National Park. Here, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature, the elephant statue stands proudly as an ambassador for the wild elephants that roam freely just a few hundred meters away. πŸŒ³πŸ˜πŸ’š

This project symbolizes the incredible impact we can achieve when we come together for a cause greater than ourselves. Many thanks to everyone involved in bringing this elephant home! Especially the dedication and artistry of individuals like PhD researchers Kelsey Merreck Wagner, artists Pietro Lo Casto, Ruangsak Anuwatwimon, Jeanette BrΓΌske Woelinga, and the Elephant Parade team. πŸŽ¨πŸ‘

#BringTheElephantHome #ElephantParade #ConservationJourney #WildlifeProtection #CommunityEffort #ArtForConservation #KuiburiNationalPark #Teamwork
  • 🌟 Introducing our New Thailand Country Director: Khwankhao β€œKimmim” Sinhaseni! 

We are thrilled to welcome Kimmim to the Bring the Elephant Home family as our new Thailand Country Director. Kimmim, whose name means β€œblack” in Northern Thai, is in the final stages of her PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on the value of ecosystem services in tropical fruit production, emphasizing wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.

With a rich background in conservation, Kimmim has dedicated three years as the Executive Director of the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand. She has led numerous projects to protect migratory birds and threatened species like the spoonbill sandpiper and spotted greenshank while also promoting public awareness. Before this, she worked as an education officer and researcher at the Forest Restoration Research Unit at Chiang Mai University.

During her PhD journey, Kimmim contributed to Griffith International as a mentor for international students and served as a Brisbane International Ambassador in 2016, promoting student life in Brisbane. Her passion for teaching and education programs is evident through her role as a sessional lecturer, where she educates Thai and international students on wildlife conservation and political ecology.

A skilled science communicator, Kimmim won the FrameLab competition organized by the British Council in 2021. Her diverse experiences and unwavering commitment to conservation make her a perfect fit for our mission at Bring the Elephant Home.

Join us in welcoming Kimmim to our team! 🌿🐘✨ #BringTheElephantHome #Conservation #WildlifeProtection #EcosystemServices #WelcomeKimmim
  • 🐝 Exciting News! Our final Apis Cerana (Asian Honey Bee) hives have arrived, marking a significant milestone in our study of beehive fences to mitigate Elephant Crop Damage in Thailand. These bees are crucial not just for our research but also for maintaining biodiversity and improving local livelihoods! 🌍

However, our work doesn't stop here. Keeping our bee colonies healthy requires continuous support and resources. 🌺🐝 We're calling on you to join us in this vital mission. Your donation will directly contribute to the well-being of these bee colonies and support sustainable solutions to human-elephant coexistence. 

Click the link in our bio to donate and be part of this impactful journey. Together, we can make a difference! πŸ’šπŸ‘‰ https://bring-the-elephant-home#Conservation 

A huge thank you to our collaborators, Dr. Orawan Duanophakdee, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and Beekeepers in Ruam Thai and Chonburi! 
#SaveTheBees #ClimateAction #HEC #Sustainability #BTEH #DonateNow #BeeTheChange #Conservation