Elephant Nature Park has been recognised as the Wildlife Sanctuary of the Year at the Prestige Awards ceremony held at Hazlewood Castle, near Leeds, UK. The award celebrates excellence and dedication in our field,
Lek Chailert started with a humble goal: rescue one abused bull. Now, she’s the head of an international non-profit with a mission to end the mistreatment of elephants.
Elephant Nature Park is one of the best-known elephant conservation projects in Thailand. Set on the edge of a rainforest near Chiang Mai, in Thailand’s north, the sanctuary was founded by award-winning conservationist Lek Chailert in 1995. More than 75 elephants roam free here and each has a heart-breaking story: many have been saved from torturous camps that exploit elephants for tourism or logging purposes or other abusive situations.
En marge de son déplacement à Bangkok pour le sommet de l’APEC, Emmanuel Macron a remis les insignes de chevalier de la Légion d’honneur à Mme Saengduean Chailert.
TAT announces winners of Responsible Thailand Awards 2022 – Best Animal Welfare: Elephant Nature Park
Judges’ comments: Apart from all the usual elephant activities they also do rainforest restoration, have educational programmes, they set up Eleflix during the pandemic, they have 4 vets on site, they have their Elephant Food Bank, they have their Farm to Herd initiative, and they set up their Jumbo Express mobile clinic. A clear winner!
This year’s World Elephant Day on 12 August marked the first anniversary of 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts Thailand’s CSR partnership with the Elephant Nature Park (ENP) in Chiang Mai. This long-term collaboration raises much-needed funds and global awareness for elephant conservation and reforestation in Thailand.
South China Morning Post – Up close with elephants at sanctuary in Thailand, volunteers shovelling dung and sorting mangoes gain insights on the challenges of conservation amid Covid-19 crisis
The Elephant Nature Park, in Chiang Mai province, is home to 114 Asian elephants – all of whom need feeding, taking care of and cleaning up after. Volunteer park workers learn about the gentle beasts, the challenges of looking after them and the ways it innovated to keep funds coming in amid the pandemic
Lek Saengduean Chailert, founder and director of Elephant Nature Park, stands with two rescued elephants at her sanctuary. It has many supporters, especially on social media, so during the pandemic she and her team have been fundraising to provide food and resources to dozens of camps around Thailand.
Conservationist Jane Goodall has put out a plea to help elephants in Thailand. The animal activist and icon is collaborating with Save Elephant Foundation’s Founder Lek Chailert, the FOODBANK: BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL feed campaign.
South China Morning Post – Why women lead conservationists’ fight to protect endangered Asian elephants under threat from mankind
Conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, known simply as Lek, who has been dubbed the “elephant whisperer” because of her ability to connect with the animals, has made it her life’s work to protect and save the species in her home country of Thailand.
Thailand’s work elephants often lead a miserable existence. Animal welfare activist Lek Chailert has set up a sanctuary for rescued elephants in northern Thailand. There the animals can enjoy their retirement.
After spending a life-changing week volunteering at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand with my family, helping to care for the rescued animals who had endured unthinkable abuse at the hands of humans, I was very concerned about Disney’s new, live-action remake of Dumbo.
For more than 20 years, Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand has set the standard for the ethical treatment of elephants, and is now lovingly caring for 84 rescued elephants.
Faa Mai is an elephant full of love for one particular person — she’s obsessed with Lek Chailert, founder of Elephant Nature Park (ENP), the Thailand elephant sanctuary that Faa Mai calls home. Sometimes that love makes her a bit overprotective. In a recent Facebook post, Chailert describes an incident in which Faa Mai wouldn’t let her out of her sight — or her grasp.
Beyond the amazing food, glittering temples and famously friendly culture, the country has yet another precious commodity: its elephants. And at Elephant Nature Park, an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in the Chiang Mai countryside, you’ll be surrounded by them.