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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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Four German travel providers stop elephant rides in Nepal

Four German travel providers have decided to remove elephant rides and other tourist attractions offering direct contact with captive elephants from their programmes. Following discussions with Pro Wildlife, AIDA Cruises, TUI Germany, Hauser Exkursionen and Geograf Exkursionen announced they will … Continue reading

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‘An Elephant Is Not A Machine’ shows Nepal’s safari elephants got a bad deal

EWN offers kudos to Animal Nepal for publishing An Elephant Is Not A Machine, a report on the welfare conditions of safari elephants in Sauraha, Chitwan. The survey of 42 privately owned ‘safari elephant’ in Sauraha learns that their welfare is ‘greatly compromised’. According to … Continue reading

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EWN launches tourism campaign

    Kathmandu, July 16, 2014 – ‘Planning an Elephant Jungle Safari? A Few Things You Know…’  With the support of a colourful brochure and poster, Elephant Watch Nepal launches a tourism awareness programme focusing on elephant safaris. The brochures are … Continue reading

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EWN welcomes chain free initiative for private elephants

Kathmandu, July 10, 2014 – Elephant Watch Nepal welcomes a new initiative to unchain working elephants in and around Chitwan National Park. After unchaining 31 government elephants, Carol Buckley from Elephant Aid International designed a corral for elephants owned by Sapana … Continue reading

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EWN supports campaign to stop elephant racing, soccer, pageant

Sauraha, December 12, 2013 – Elephant Watch Nepal supports a campaign by Animal Rights Club to stop elephant abuse at the annual Sauraha Elephant Festival. During the festival, held in the last week of December, trained private elephants are made … Continue reading

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EWN gives kudos to Buckley and NTNC, Chitwan National Park

Sauraha, December 12, 2013 – Elephant Watch Nepal gives kudos to Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid International and Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and Chitwan National Park authorities for developing chain free enclosures for working elephants. One can only imagine what 35-year old working elephant … Continue reading

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