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Sri Lanka Also Brutal for the Asian Elephant

Sri Lanka Elephant Abuse Video This article from The Observer details how Sri Lanka’s elephants are often abused during buddhist festivals there.  From this report: “Amateur videos showing elephants being abused by handlers during one of Sri Lanka’s biggest Buddhist … Continue reading

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Elephant rides in Nepal have NOT improved despite claims, says EWN

Elephant Watch Nepal today issued a statement saying elephant riding in Nepal has not improved, despite claims by the industry. The statements responds to recent write ups promoting elephant safaris, claiming conditions are better here compared to Thailand and that … Continue reading

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EWN launches campaign to retire Pawan Kali

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EWN has launched a campaign to lobby for the retirement of the handicapped, 70+ safari elephant Pawan Kali. The elderly female suffers from countless health problems, including malnutrition, open wounds, a deformed leg, and scarring across the body. She is … Continue reading

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EWN gives kudos to Tiger Tops

Elephant Watch Nepal gives kudos to Nepal’s oldest safari company, Tiger Tops, for unchaining its elephants and introducing responsible elephant tourism activities instead. During a press conference on January 22, Tiger Tops chair Kristjan Edwards announced the move. “Tiger Tops introduced elephant safaris to … Continue reading

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EWN launches elephant bathing awareness campaign

“Did you know that in Nepal one in five elephants suffer from Tuberculosis? Still enjoying that bath?” With that slogan EWN launched a campaign to create awareness about one of a lesser known health and safety risks related to elephant tourism. In … Continue reading

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Pro Wildlife Germany Release Report / Fact Sheet

Pro Wildlife Germany, a prominent wildlife activist organization, has released a fact sheet detailing the horrendous situation here in Nepal in regards to captive elephants. The entire report can be downloaded here: Pro Wildlife Factsheet Asian_Nepal English Version

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Lonely Planet Recommends 5 Elephant Attractions in Thailand; We Wish We Could Recommend Just One Here In Nepal

Lonely Planet Destination Editor Sarah Reid recommends five elephant attractions in Thailand, and EWN is left hoping that we can someday recommend at least one here in Nepal. In the article linked below, Sarah succinctly describes the situation with elephantourism in … Continue reading

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So What do Killer Whales have in Common with Nepal’s Captive Elephants?

Captive orcas (as seen at Seaworlds around the globe) share at least one thing in common with Nepal’s captive Safari Elephants: their young are taken from mothers at a very early age in order to be trained, and in a very cruel … Continue reading

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“Tourists are the key” says Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid International

Carol Buckley, founder of Elephant Aid International, says that “As long as tourists will pay money to ride elephants, savvy businessmen will exploit elephants for the fortune to be made” and she also reports that two elephants died last month in … Continue reading

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EWN Volunteers kick off the Nepal College Tour @ National College, Kathmandu

On March 11 2015, three volunteers from EWN spent 1 hour with 25 students and faculty at National College, KTM. This engaged group looked at problems with captive elephants in Nepal, and at problems specifically concerning elephants & mahouts in the … Continue reading

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