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New Guidelines for Elephant Interactions

September 18, 2019 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under:

Khiri Travel’s commitment to Elephant Welfare is based on scientific data as well as responsible and sustainable practices. For the 1st time ever there are now strict criteria and guidelines being implemented and Khiri will only work and support Elephant camps that have agreed to be audited under these new standards. We will not work with camps who have refused to be audited and have not committed to taking the initial steps towards change and transparency, for the benefit of both the Elephants and the Mahouts.

ELEPHANT CAMP ANIMAL WELFARE AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD

Together with PATA, the Chiang Mai University and the Asian Captive Animal Working Group, Travelife has successfully conducted training for auditors & advisors on the assessment of elephant camps on Animal Welfare and Sustainability. The training took place on 30 August -1 September in Chiang Mai, Thailand where 35 participants from 5 different Asian countries participated. The training was based on a standard of 166 criteria divided over 7 themes and 24 subthemes. The initiative aims to help tour operators to better select animal-friendly and responsible Elephant camps and to motivate the camps towards improved animal welfare and sustainability. The initiative is supported by leading regional TOs including EXO Travel, Khiri Travel, Buffalo, Easia, Club Med, Destination Asia, Asia DMC, Destination Services and Go Vacation. During a special information meeting in Chiang Mai, more than 25 Elephant camp managers were informed on the upcoming “industry requirements”.

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