Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation

The Thai registered non-profit Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation helps elephants who cannot help themselves. “The aims of the foundation are to set up a safe haven for abused elephants or those that cannot work.  To provide employment for good mahouts and allow them to continue working with elephants and to help ensure the survival of Thailand’s wild herd.”(GTAEF) The foundation has already taken 17 begging elephants and their mahouts off the streets.  The rescued elephants are located at and supported by the luxury 5 star hotels, Anantara Golden Triangle and the Four Seasons Golden Triangle, near Chiang Rai.  Some of the elephants are employed in light, carefully controlled work activities such as mahout training. The elephants receive special care with access to an on-site veterinarian.  They are allowed free time to socialize and are never overwhelmed by large groups of tourists. The two camps and the foundation are involved in supporting research to better understand how to conserve domesticated, and possibly later, wild elephant populations.

Read Elemotion Foundation’s interview with John Roberts, about Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and more.