As a result of tradition in Laos, roughly 50% of the elephant population is domesticated, living in isolation from each other, where they were primarily used in the logging industry.
As Biology students at the University of Chester, Me and my friend Dominic understand the importance of elephants towards the ecosystem,
so we are raising money to fund our trip to Laos in July 2019 with Vesabroad, where we will be working with the Elephant Conservation Centre in Nam Tien. The work we do will be: assisting with the daily care of the elephants, the building and maintenance of the centre's infrastructure and the planting and harvesting of sugar cane. In addition to this, we will also be helping with the restoration of local schools and teaching English to the students.
The aim of the Elephant Conservation Centre is to rehabilitate these domestic elephants so that they can return to their natural habitat, where they will be able to socialise within their own herds once again. The work we do in this week will directly help in the rehabilitation of these elephants, as well as assisting in the education of impoverished children.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Our facebook page link won't work but you can find it by searching 'Laos Elephant Conservation Trip'.
Mike and Dom