The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered elephants. It operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, TN – 85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Sanctuary exists for two reasons:
• Provide captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their wellbeing.
• Raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild.
Global Sanctuary for Elephants
Global Sanctuary for Elephants exists to create vast safe spaces for captive elephants, where they are able to heal physically and emotionally. There are many elephants around the world in need of sanctuary, but currently too few exist to be able to care for them all.
Elephant Aid International
Founded by Carol Buckley in 2009, Elephant Aid International (EAI) envisions a world in which society respects elephants and provides them the conditions in which they can thrive. Built on decades of experience and scientific advances, our mission is to improve the lives of elephants and the people who live and work with them. EAI collaborates with governments, municipalities, biologists, mahouts (elephant trainers), researchers, veterinarians, educators, progressive zoo professionals, and owners. Together, we work to raise awareness of the plight of captive-held elephants everywhere they live; and advocate for improved standards and practices.
Space For Giants USA
Space for Giants protects Africa’s elephants from immediate threats like poaching while working to secure their habitats forever in landscapes facing greatly-increasing pressures.
We use innovative, proven interventions to confront acute issues like the ivory trade and long-term challenges such as balancing the needs of wildlife and growing human populations. We seek solutions rooted in the wisdom of people who understand wildlife best, because they study it, or live alongside it, or both. And we understand long-term success depends on creating economic and social benefits for the people who share their environment with wildlife.
Everywhere we work, in Kenya, Gabon, Uganda, and Botswana, we use science and best-practice to develop and deliver anti-poaching initiatives, securely protected landscapes for elephants, work to lessen the problems that arise where people and elephants live alongside each other and provide conservation training and education. Space for Giants initiatives include the Giants Club, an international forum of political leaders, conservationists, and philanthropists united to protect half of Africa’s elephants by 2020, and Journeys for Giants, tailoring extraordinary adventures for supporters to experience our work on the ground.
We connect to a very broad spectrum of people and organizations across the world to explain what we do, why it works, and to ask and lobby for their support. Together, we can help bring about the kinds of changes to international policy that we know will help most in protecting Africa’s elephants. We are a registered charity in the UK and registered non-profit in the USA, and are headquartered in Kenya.
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