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RUN FOR ELEPHANTS! Congratulations Robert Goupil College in Beaugency, France

Last year we had a visit from a family: Ludovic, Aurélie, Mila, Quentin and Noah who spent a week at the Centre. Upon their return to France, they set up a project at the Robert Goupil College in Beaugency, France. They organized a race and raised more than 1045 euros for 4 different elephants: Suriya the 8-year-old male, Bua Banh our injured male, Mae Bun Nam our 25 years old…

ECC & the Smithsonian Institution

ECC is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Institution to monitor elephants' hormone levels and contribute to a better understanding of their life cycle and needs. Thank you Janine Brown! ??Sound the trumpets for Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute research physiologist Janine Brown this #InternationalWomensDay! She heads the Zoo’s endocrinology lab—one of the world’s largest that benefits wildlife species. Her research informs what we know about animal behavior, reproduction and stress.…

ECC: Supporting Laos’ elephant camps

Anabel Lopez Perez, ECC’s biologist in charge of our breeding programme and of the management of our male elephants, and Kan Thissamone, vet assistant and elephant welfare manager, both went to the Mekong Elephant Park (EMP) in Pakbeng for a few days. The purpose of their visit was to check the health of EMP’s elephants. Anabel has introduced EMP staff with her research on captive breeding. She helped Wendy, EMP’s…

Returning to the Wild…

On March 19th, 2019, 4 cow elephants and a male juvenile from the Elephant Conservation Center have been released in the Nam Pouy National Biodiversity Area, a first in Laos! Congratulations to the ECC team: Chrisantha Pinto (Biologist), Michael Falshaw (Forestry Manager), our mahout team Bounsom Soukthavone (mahout of Mae Khian), Mone Sisombat (mahout of Mae Bounmy Niai) Keo Inthavong (mahout of Mae Bounma), Pone Douangkeo (mahout of Mae Noy)…

Crazier than Fiction: the Elephant Rangers of Laos.

Wondering what is going on with the first step of our elephant rewilding project? Here’s a great read about the Elephant Conservation Center’s work in the Nam Pouy National Biodiversity Area, Sayaboury. Thank you Geographical UK for sharing our story!   http://geographical.co.uk/nature/wildlife/item/3120-laos-elephants?fbclid=IwAR3K8O1WPdYy-xzKqBNDUruqnoJm599VuiFhILFMcGyUHHruyWYjptUJwNs