Travel has the power to change you, but when you travel do you consider the impact you can have on your destination as well?
Recently I find myself more interested in how I can positively affect the local community or animals in the destination I’m traveling to. In Thailand I knew I wanted to get up close and personal with elephants but it was important to me that I didn't contribute to the atrocities these magnificent creatures suffer in the tourism industry. With some research I found @phuketelephantsanctuary and I am inspired by all that they do for these beautiful animals. They save them from the abuse, and after they adapt, they get to live their lives in peace on the sanctuary. They have been open a little over a year and continue to grow with the help of tourism. It was one of the most magical and moving days of my life.
It’s an amazing feeling to use tourism to help and not destroy, and I️ challenge you on your next trip to find at least one way you can give back while creating an unforgettable experience for yourself. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, Phuket, Thailand
The last male Northern White Rhino has passed away. Rest In Peace Sudan. As @leonardodicapriofdn put it, “We are witnessing the extinction a species that survived for millions of years but sadly could not survive mankind.” #RIPSudan
• • • #SaveTheElephants fact of the day!
Elephants are exceptionally smart creatures. They have the largest brain of any land animal, and three times as many neurons as humans.
With every pair of our Thai pants sold we donate a portion of proceeds to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Thailand. The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project located approximately 60km from the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
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A big tusker from Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Elephants are amazing creatures with many physical and emotional abilities yet to be understood by humans. Instead, we are busy killing them for their tusks. The last male northern rhino died yesterday. Another species extinct by humans. God forbid the day it happens to elephants too.
Don't let us get killed off. We aren't trophies. We are sentient, highly intelligent creatures and we have every right to live on this earth. When we become extinct, our entire home that we knew will be turned into chaos and the next generation would probably never see us living on our planet. We are no longer the most powerful creature of the savanna.... you are.
I begyndelsen af 1800-tallet travede omkring 27 millioner elefanter rundt på den vidtstrakte afrikanske savanne. Blot 100 år senere var der kun omkring fem millioner tilbage, og sidst i 1990’erne nåede tallet under en halv million.
Der er mange forskellige grunde til at verdens elefanter er truede. Tidligere levesteder kan blive utilstrækkelige hvis f.eks. veje og landsbyer opsplitter dem i for små områder og krybskytteri nedsætter selvfølgelig også antallet af elefanter. Men i både Asien og Afrika er elefanternes udbredelse i tilbagegang på grund af menneskets fremtrængen. Lad os ikke vende den anden kind til, lad os indse problemet og gøre noget ved det nu!
Støt @wwfdk og hjælp de majestætiske elefanter i nød!
// All creatures deserves a life, free from fear and pain // #savetheelephants