Helping the Gentle Giant
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle works hand in hand with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) offering guests the opportunity to help rescue elephants from the streets of Thailand and provide them with a loving home in humane and natural environment.
The GTAEF believes that in an ideal world, all elephants would be wild and there would be no need to discuss elephants’ working lives. Until that point is reached, the GTAEF works with us to provide and promote ethical work for those elephants that are physically capable, while providing a safe, healthy environment for those that are not.
The GTAEF performs rescues for elephants, mahouts and families; cooperates with governmental and other organizations in “bigger picture” projects; and at all times endeavors to ensure that good is done and that our actions in helping one elephant do not adversely affect others.
The Adoption Programme
Our guests have now assisted in the adoption of more than ten elephants from the streets. Through a monthly sponsorship that includes all their fodder, veterinary and incidental bills (as well as the wages and benefits for their mahouts), these elephants can now live in a natural environment. Donations through similar sponsorships have helped baby elephants separated from their mothers before their natural weaning age, and elephants roaming city streets. These elephants are cared for on-site and can be seen during breakfast, or upon request, through a visit to the foundation camp.
We are a member of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF); as such, we offer our guests the opportunity to help rescue elephants from the streets of Thai cities. Donations made through GTAEF go directly to the care and welfare of these adopted elephants, with all administration and logistical support covered by Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle.
The charity, Friends of Conservation, also provides support from the United States. For more information about the elephant rescue programmes in Northern Thailand and about Friends of Conservation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the GTAEF web site where 501©(3) donations can be made by clicking the donate tag. You can also view a collection of elephant and mahout photography at www.elephantphotographer.com.