Our Values

Our work is guided by these core values:

(1)  We have no political agenda with any particular body or region

(2)  We support constructive and positive partnerships

(3)  We perceive ourselves as facilitators and educators

(4)  We want to effect sustainable long-term change

(5)  We are objective and non-confrontational

(6)  We understand the necessity of compromise, but are always looking to continuous improvement

(7)  Any initiative standard of captive wild elephant healthcare and welfare is derived from ongoing reviews of all current relevant literature encompassing the science, ethics, ethology, and husbandry pertaining to captive wild elephants

(8)  We see the distinction between the provision of adequate care and the promotion of positive welfare states in captive wild elephants