The Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in Sayabouly, Laos, announced they will start the process of releasing elephants into the wild this year.
A herd at ECC
“Our goal in 2019 is to gather as much data as possible on the existing wild elephant population currently living in the Nam Pouy National Protected Area in Sayabouly Province, and to perfect our process of data gathering and herding,” said ECC Finance Manager Celine Gibert.
She credits the support of donors for ECC’s abilityto sustain the release project and protection of the Nam Pouy area in the long term.
ECC has also announced the pregnancy of Mae Kham Ohn. “The delivery is expected in November 2019. The countdown has started, stay tuned on our social media pages to be informed about the evolution of her pregnancy,” Ms Gibert said.
“We will soon put our new website online, which will allow you to access additional information on our various projects. For those who wish to support a specific project, you will be able to do so on this new website by selecting the project (s) you’re interested in,” she stated.
The Elephant Conservation Centre has partnered with Des Elephants et Des Hommes, a French non-profit organisation, to assist with fund raising as it is technically difficult to do this within Laos.
Ms Gibert added, “We have had a long term relationship with this NGO dating back to 2012. Additional funds raised will go towards the Elephant Conservation Centre to be used for future breeding programs, new rescues and of course for the upcoming Wild Elephants Conservation program in Nam Pouy.”
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