Meet Our 2018 ElephantCARE ASIA Workshop Participants

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OUR ELE-CARE HEROES ~ Our recent "ElephantCARE ASIA Workshop" at Green Valley in Myanmar brought together these 12 elephant welfare specialists from all around the globe for a week of hands-on training in elephant healthcare and welfare. An additional nine Myanmar veterinarians--including three from Green Valley---joined our workshop!

Front row, left to right:

*Dr. Agung Kusasti - Veterinarian and Manager, Conservation Response Unit, Trumon, South Aceh, INDONESIA

*Dr. Vanthinh Pham - Veterinarian at Daklak Elephant Conservation Center in Vietnam - DECC, VIETNAM

*Dr. M. Kamalanathan - Veterinarian at Wildlife SOS, INDIA

Middle row, left to right:

Naresh Kumar - Manager at Wildlife SOS - Elephant Sanctuary, INDIA

Marina Loch - Veterinary Student, GERMANY

*Dr. Pang Pratthana Inthawong- Veterinarian, ZPO Mobile Elephant Clinic, Surin Thailand, Elephant Kingdom Project, THAILAND

Kan Sounthone - Veterinary Technician at Elephant Conservation Centre, Sayaboury , LAOS


Back row, left to right:

* Dr. Malaka Kasun Abeywardana - Veterinarian and Manager at Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home, SRI LANKA

Molly Birchmore - Support staff and elephant care volunteer at Tiger Tops, NEPAL (United Kingdom)

Helga Hrimati Dasi Illo - Veterinary Technician and Manager at Mayapur Elephant Care Center, INDIA

Purushotam Pandey - Veterinary Technician at Chitwan National Park, Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation, NEPAL

* Dr. Chenda Oung - Veterinarian at Wildlife Alliance Cambodia Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, CAMBODIA

OUR ELE-CARE HEROES will take back to their respective countries and careers a wealth of knowledge and new skills to enhance the lives of the captive elephants in their care.


With deep respect and gratitude for all you do to help elephants,


Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund

Workshop Organizer

Work for Wild Life

With Workshop Team Members:

Dr. Susan Mikota, Veterinarian, Elephant Care International

Dr. Willem Schaftenaar, Veterinarian

Erin Ivory, Elephant Behavior Specialist

Dr. Khyne Mar, Veterinarian