In collaboration with the Center of Elephant and Wildlife Health at Chang Mai University, Thailand.
Covid-19 has badly impacted tourism in Thailand causing severe implication to Mahout community and their captive elephants. As an interim support, DWF intervention in this matter has resulted in providing better welfare and veterinary attention to 200 captive elephants in 6 critical districts of Thailand past years. This involves training of mahouts/handlers in close coordination with Veterinary University.
DWF intends to provide rapid veterinary services to 300 captive elephants in the upcoming year so that these elephants will remain strong and healthy until the tourism industry in Thailand recovers.
This program also offers an excellent opportunity to train veterinary students in elephant medicine.