Pack your trunks – it’s World Elephant Day.
Because they require so much space, the ability to travel and carry valuable tusks – habitat needs and poaching for ivory pose an enormous risk to wild African and Asian elephants. In places, this intelligent and social species is under enormous pressure.
The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization based in Thailand. Founded in 2002 as a Royal initiative of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Its mission is to reintroduce captive elephants into the wild, restore natural habitat with indigenous plants and wildlife, research and educate others about Asian elephants, and promote management of long-term survival of elephants in Thailand and around the world.