001 - Elephant Shelters
Among the 33 mammals in danger of extinction in Thailand, are tigers, leopards, and elephants.
Out of all of these , the elephant’s plight is particularly heart-wrenching.
Once revered as a creature of great spiritual significance, and they still are in some places; the few thousand that remain, spend their time either entertaining tourists at elephant camps or searching for food in a shrinking forest.
Elephant Shelters are among the last safe sanctuaries for these gentle giants and ensure they can live a life free of suffering and exploitation.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
There are a few sanctuaries around Chiang Mai and East-Asia. You can feed your interest looking into these websites:
If you want to know more about the global plight of the elephants, check out the 'Elephant Crisis Fund' founded by the 'Save The Elephants' organisation and 'The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation':