Elephant Care International &
Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
November 6 - 14, 2019
A unique volunteer adventure blending philanthropic travel
and a legacy of compassionate elephant care*
An Invitation from
I cordially invite you to join me and world-renowned elephant veterinarian Dr. Susan Mikota on an unforgettable, nine day adventure to the beautiful, rural mountains of
Myanmar---home to Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp.
I have created and am leading Everything Elephants, a special volunteer travel program to benefit elephants living in captivity throughout Asia. Proceeds raised will support Green Hill Valley's Mobile Elephant Veterinary Unit and Elephant Care International's global elephant healthcare and welfare work.
This ain't no ordinary volunteer vacation...
It's a mission to help elephants around the globe!
Green Hill Valley (GHV) is Myanmar's premiere elephant sanctuary where elephant welfare, habitat reforestation, and sustainability are seamlessly integrated into elephant-friendly ecotourism. Eight elephants, now retired from the logging
industry, call GHV home, along with their mahouts and families. GHV also provides free, life-saving emergency and routine veterinary care to elephants living throughout Myanmar through its Mobile Elephant Veterinary Unit.
Established in 2005, Elephant Care International (ECI) is dedicated to the health, welfare, and conservation of elephants and the sharing of information among elephant professionals. ECI actively supports the care of elephants in Myanmar, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and elsewhere through specialized training, veterinary clinics, field-based workshops, and free online resources. ECI staff take no salaries and rely solely on donations, grants, and modest travel stipends.
In 2018, I partnered with GHV owners and lead veterinarian (Maw, Htun, and Ba), ECI co-founder and Director of Veterinary Programs and Research (Dr. Susan Mikota), and other elephant experts. Together, we trained 21 elephant veterinarians from nine different Asian elephant range countries (read more). My time at GHV was magical and I promised I'd be back!
And so, in November of 2019 Dr. Mikota and I will return to Green Hill Valley with a team of six adventurous, elephant-loving guests. Are you one of them?
As a team, we'll roll up our sleeves and engage in hands-on projects to benefit elephants. We'll work alongside mahouts and veterinarians, learn about elephants and the people who care for them, and immerse ourselves in exotic cultural experiences. Oh, did I mention we'll be treated to amazing scenery, delicious local food, very nice accommodations, and elephants, elephants, elephants?
Our team members will be asked to each raise $500 from friends and family using a crowdfunding tool, which I will soon create. In addition, a portion of the program fee will be a direct contribution to GHV and ECI.
The best part? We'll have tons of eleFUN so ECI and GHV can provide critical eleVET care to dozens of elephants. That's our mission!
Please join me. We'll have a elevagood time!
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Watch our Video!
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