EAZA and Wild Elephant Conservation
The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) is not the solution to ending miserable lives of captive animals, teaching children about wild animal nature or making real contributions to preventing their extinction.
A Vietnamese Elephant in France
The first two elephants at the European Elephant Sanctuary in France have lived for decades in small zoos in France and the Czech Republic without the company of other elephants. In the wild they would have lived in large family groups. Solitary confinement causes elephants significant trauma. Bringing two solitary elephants together who would most likely not socialize with each other in the wild, rapidly form close friendships in captivity provided they have the space and freedom of a sanctuary to rediscover at least part of their elephant nature.
Namibian Elephant Corridor
A green corridor of 20 km connects the national park of Mudumu bordering the Zambezi Kavango reserve, thus opening access to the largest potential nature reserve on the planet: More than 500 000 square kms in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia.