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MISSION ~ Provide Professional Project Fundraising, Development, Planning and Implementation Support for People and Organizations Working to Enhance the Welfare of Wildlife Living in Captivity, in Sanctuaries and Care Centers, and in the Wild
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Myanmar -- Sri Lanka -- Cambodia -- Thailand -- Nepal -- Laos -- Indonesia --  India -- Vietnam 

Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund

Founder/Director

"The things you are passionate about are not random,

they are your calling."

I COLLABORATE WITH compassionate global partners who work together as a team (both remotely and on site) to plan and implement practical and effective projects that measurably help wildlife and the people who care for and protect them. 

EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.

Hollis and friends, Borneo, 2011

BACKGROUND ~ Though my work over the past fourteen years, I have partnered with people and organizations from all around the globe to support wildlife conservation and animal welfare projects in Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, India, and Myanmar.

 

I have raised more than $1 million to help purchase and protect at-risk rain forest habitat, rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, mitigate human-wildlife conflict, and improve the health and welfare of animals living in captivity, care centers, sanctuaries and in the wild.

Prior to 2009, my career focused on conservation, land use planning, community development, environmental education, and nonprofit development in the United States. I raised millions of dollars for hundreds of projects and programs, partnering with local, regional, state and national organizations and government agencies, grass-roots groups, nonprofits, and businesses.

PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

Click on logos and images below for LINKS

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Elephant Health & Welfare Emergency Lifeline Fund
2020 - 2023
Thailand, Laos, Nepal, India
Project Partners:
Work for Wild Life International
Elephant Care International
Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation

Project fundraising, coordination, and public outreach.

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Everything Elephants
2019
Myanmar
Everything Elephants is a special volunteer travel program benefitting elephants living in captivity throughout Asia

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Elephant Wellness Project
Global
Project Partners:
Work for Wild Life International
Elephant Care International
Dr. Susan Mikota, Elephant Veterinarian
Dr. Willem Schaftenaar, Elephant Veterinarian
Erin Ivory, Elephant Behavior & Welfare Specialist

Vietnam Elephant Initiative 
2014 - 2 017
Vietnam

Project Partners:
Work for Wild Life International
Elephant Care International
North Carolina Zoo
Dr. Willem Schaftenaar (DVM)

New project development, fundraising,and 
social media outreach to support the care of orphaned elephants living at the
Daklak Elephant Conservation Center.

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Elephant Health & Welfare INDIA
Workshop

2023
At the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital
Mathura, India

Project Partners:
Work for Wild Life International
Wildlife SOS

Elephant Care International
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Uttar Pradesh Forest Department

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Envisioned, planned, secured and coordinated partners and sponsors, raised grant funds and led field activities for a new elephant healthcare and welfare training program for 18 Indian elephant veterinarians. Prepared and taught interactive workshop sessions involving elephant
health and welfare.

Quiet moment.._
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ElephantCARE ASIA
Workshop
2018
Myanmar
Project Partners:
Work for Wild Life International
Elephant Care International
Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
Dr. Susan Mikota, Elephant Veterinarian

Dr. Willem Schaftenaar, Elephant Veterinarian
Erin Ivory, Elephant Behavior & Welfare Specialist

Envisioned, planned, secured and coordinated partners and sponsors, raised grant funds, recruited participants, and led field activities for a new elephant healthcare and welfare training program for 21 elephant veterinarians, vet techs, and rescue center managers from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, and Indonesia.

EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.
EleVETS Team members Dr. Susan Mikota, Dr. Tharaka Deepal, and EleVETS Project Manager Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Sri Lanka 2017.

EleVETS Project
2017
Sri Lanka
Project Partners:
Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund
Elephant Care International
University of Peradeniya Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Envisioned, planned, secured and coordinated partners and sponsors, raised grant funds, and implemented a new elephant healthcare and welfare training program for 21 Sri Lankan veterinarians.

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