Sanctuaries and conservation projects, similar to ELIE and the Elephant Valley Project Cambodia, are
already feeling the dramatic cut in funding from the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We are
only starting to come to terms with the long term impact this will have on the animals, forest and
community under all our care.
We have historically not received funding from other organisations and have been solely reliant on the sustainable ecotourism model. The pandemic has seen our visitor numbers drop significantly.
This has led to cutbacks in the overall budget for the elephants and also our human healthcare
access program which seriously endangers the lives of the vulnerable indigenous group with whom we work closely with.