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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Ons team is wereldwijd actief, specifiek in Thailand, Zuidelijk Afrika en Nederland. Maak kennis met het BTEH-team!

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  • Weโ€™re excited to welcome Sateesh, a visiting researcher with our close collaborator @trunksnleaves, to our field site in Thailand!

Sateesh, a PhD student at the University of California San Diego, is here to advance our research on elephant behavior and the use of alternative crops to reduce negative interactions with farmers.

Collaboration is crucial in the quest for human-elephant coexistence. Itโ€™s inspiring to exchange ideas and learn about complementary efforts in Sri Lanka! Despite the torrential but much-needed rain, Sateesh and our team have been busy deploying camera traps and conducting drone surveys in farms across the community.
  • ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜ It's Tom Yum Tuesday! We're thrilled to share that three fabulous new shops have joined our mission to support locally-made, elephant-friendly products. Stop by and explore our unique offerings at:
- My Honey Pie Coffee Shop in Hua Hin ๐Ÿ“ @my_huahin
- Kyut Boutique in Phuket ๐Ÿ“ @kyut__boutique
- Flo186 in Phuket ๐Ÿ“ @flo186phuket

Come taste, explore, and enjoyโ€”each purchase supports our elephants and local communities! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š #SupportLocal #ElephantFriendly
  • ๐Ÿ‘‹ Meet Marisa Phringphroh (Kie), another new member of our team! Kie is also an alumnus of the Conservation Ecology Program at King Mongkutโ€™s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and previously assisted BTEH with our wild elephant research across Thailand. 

Kie is an Ecologist with a vast skill set and knowledge of biodiversity and soil health. Specifically, she is an expert on Thailand's birds! ๐Ÿชบ 

Help us welcome Kie to the BTEH team as she helps us advance our understanding of how our projects affect and can better support ecosystem health and functioning!
  • Meet our newest team member, Natsuda Sutthiboriban (Mo)! Mo graduated from the Conservation Ecology Program at King Mongkutโ€™s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and has conducted extensive research across Thailand on elephant habitat suitability, behavior, and crop foraging activity. She previously assisted BTEH with our wild elephant research in Northern Thailand.

Recently, Mo published a paper titled "Factors Affecting Crop Damage by Elephants in the Buffer Zone of Huai Kha Khaeng, a World Heritage Site." You can read it here: https://doi.org/10.1071/PC23061.

We are thrilled to have Mo join our team and contribute to advancing our wild elephant research projects! Please join us in welcoming Mo to the BTEH family!
  • ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐Ÿ’ชโ˜€๏ธ Rain or shine, the SFS students are dedicated to getting the job done! Last week, @thesfs_cambodia helped prepare a new alternative crop field by measuring plots, marking quadrants, and planting Sun Hemp seeds.

Sun Hemp is excellent for restoring soil depleted by pineapple crops, enriching the soil with essential nutrients, and improving its overall health.

Weโ€™re also exploring an exciting new project involving the use of Biochar combined with alternative crops for soil improvements and potential climate mitigation. Stay tuned for more updates!

A huge thank you to SFS for their hard work and support! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ
  • ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ We're thrilled to share a snapshot of the impactful visit by the dedicated students from the School for Field Studies (SFS) Cambodia to our field site in Kuiburi, Thailand. This continued collaboration is vital in supporting our research efforts and capacity to examine novel solutions for human-elephant coexistence! 

๐Ÿ”ฌ Microbial Soil Analyses in Alternative Crop Farms
The SFS team embarked on a guided study to analyze microbial diversity in the soils of farms cultivating various alternative and traditional crops. By examining the biodiversity, structure, and nutrient content of the soil, the students aimed to uncover insights into how less chemically dependent farming practices might bolster overall biodiversity and soil health. This hands-on research is crucial for understanding how alternative crops can benefit our farming communities and local ecosystems.

๐Ÿ Advancing Beehive Elephant Coexistence Studies
In an extension of our 'Bee the Change' project, SFS students also played a key role in enhancing and evaluating our beehive fence initiatives. With their assistance and valuable insights, we are diving deeper into the use of both Asian Honey Bees and Stingless Bees, along with a bee alarm pheromone blend, to naturally deter elephants. 

Thank you to @thesfs_cambodia , our local partners, and everyone involved in making this collaboration a success!

#SFS #Conservation #HumanElephantCoexistence #SustainableAgriculture #BTEH #FieldStudies #EnvironmentalScience #CommunityEngagement #BeeTheChange #Kuiburi