Category Archives: elephants

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 Elephant polo and other ‘games’ involving elephants is an outdated practice in most parts of the world.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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Bad News for Our African Friends

From the Great Elephant Census A stunning post at Global Citizen posits “Elephants could be the next generation’s dinosaurs” and highlights the latest results from the Great Elephant Census. What that implies is that our children (and our children’s children) may … Continue reading

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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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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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