New facilities at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES)
BLES rescues elephants from appalling cruelty. Now they need new facilities to help rehabilitate these incredible animals safely.
Across Thailand, elephants suffer in thousands, enduring daily brutality and lifelong distress in entertainment and illegal logging. Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary is one organisation battling the tide of abuse – rescuing the worst cases of cruelty they find, and bringing them to live a life of peace and safety in a forested area of Sukhothai.
BLES is a safe haven for these abused elephants, who are supervised during the day by carers. But the sanctuary is surrounded by private land – and at night the elephants must be tethered, to avoid the possibility that they will stray beyond the boundaries, where they are at risk of poaching and conflict with farmers.
Elephants only sleep for around four hours each night. The rest of the time, they like to be active – expressing their natural, curious behaviour, foraging for food and socialising. So we’re collaborating with this amazing organisation to raise funds, to build night enclosures for their charges. These special habitats will allow the elephants freedom to behave naturally without wandering into danger.
We'd love you to be part of this special project, and support our campiagn to keep elephants in the wild.
We’ll return with news of the build in coming months.