Stay Home Project Herd enjoying their freedom in the forest
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Unfortunately, we are unable to bring all gentle giants to sanctuary. There is not enough space, enough land, enough money. So we bring sanctuary to them! We keep them in their forest where they belong!
Through our sponsorship program we take elephants out of the tourist industry. We keep them from having to beg on unsafe, unprotected streets; like our beautiful Surin elephants once did. We keep them from being sold into the grueling logging industry and we keep mothers and babies together as it should always be.
The logging industry destroyed much of the forest in Northern Thailand. By returning this keystone species, these ecosystem engineers, to the forest we are helping to encourage re-forestation and other profound impacts on the environment. Elephants provide food, shelter, water and help create new pathways as well as identifying important nutrient rich salt licks. These services not only benefit the elephants, but other flora and fauna as well. If elephants were to be completely eliminated or prevented from roaming freely within a broad ecosystem, these ecosystems will cease to flourish. They will become less diverse and, in some places, will collapse to over-simplified impoverishment.
As we give back liberation to these gentle ones & contribute to the health of the environment, we are also systematically helping the local farmers, villagers, and communities that have been impacted by Covid19. We are creating employment opportunities, education, growth. Gentle Giants is creating, not only contributing to animal welfare and environmental sustainability, but we are creating a progressive humanitarian movement along the way.
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