Category Archives: Elephant Watch Nepal

Inside Tiger Tops: The First Ethical Elephant Camp In Nepal

Tiger Tops has been a pioneering force in responsible tourism ever since its establishment in the southern jungles of Nepal in 1964. Today, the high-end safari company is dedicated to conservation in the region (check out their work with vultures … Continue reading

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NEPAL: 50 International Elephant Experts Urge GoN to Stop Elephant Abuse in 2020

Fifty international elephant experts have urged the Nepal government to stop elephant abuse during Visit Nepal Year 2020. “Nepal should not endanger its reputation by continuing elephant smuggling, riding and games,” the experts say. Fifty international elephant experts and campaigners … Continue reading

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South Africa to Ban Captive Wildlife Interactions for Tourists

Interactions with all infant wildlife, walking with predators or elephants, interacting with predators and the riding of wild animals are no longer acceptable practices in South Africa, according to the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA). The SATSA guidelines, the … Continue reading

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EWN appeals to elephant polo sponsor

Elephant Watch Nepal has appealed to ME Travel & Tours to end its support to the Chitwan Elephant Festival during which, as recently revealed by a PETA investigation, elephants are cruelly treated. In a letter addressed to Mr Kamal Raj Adhikari, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Bidya Devi Bhandari…

Dear Honorable President, Elephant Watch Nepal (EWN) was surprised to read that you promote elephant polo as a means to generate tourism income. Elephant polo and other ‘games’ involving elephants is an outdated practice in most parts of the world. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Esmond Martin

Animals 24-7 reports that Esmond Martin was murdered in his sleep on February 5,  2018 in connection with a probe of alleged mismanagement at Nairobi National Park. Esmond was well known in Nepal for his 2013 research on the reduction of rhino … Continue reading

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Temple Tiger Group Conciliatory, but does not Concede…

Today myRepublica reports that Executive Chairperson Of Temple Tiger Group, Basanta Raj Mishra, held a round table discussion about whether elephant riding is against animal rights or not. According to Mishra, if elephant rides are banned in Nepal, the move will hit … Continue reading

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