While making a documentary in Cambodia, i volunteered my camera skills at the ecotourist project, myself and Jai Rafferty spent two days at the project witnessing the behavior of these gigantic animals, and were truly impressed with how Jack Highwood and friends had brought these over worked animals back to a natural environment and a normal way of life.
They're Non Government Organisation (NGO) the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (E.L.I.E) and The Elephant Valley Project are based in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri Cambodia.
E.L.I.E.’s primary goal is to improve the health and welfare of domestic elephants in Mondulkiri Province. The secondary goal is to work with the people and the problems that face them.
E.L.I.E now runs a number of projects in Mondulkiri to help achieve our goals, including an elephant research and monitoring program, mobile veterinarian program and an indigenous community based organisation program. Not forgetting of course our Elephant Valley Project, an ecotourism project that provides an alternative approach to elephant care, rehabilitation and conservation.