Conserving the Asian elephant for future generations
ElefantAsia, founded by Sébastien Duffillot and Gilles Maurer in 2001, is dedicated to the global conservation and protection of the endangered Asian elephant.
A registered non-profit, our organisation's journey commenced quite literally in early 2002 with an Elephant Caravan travelling the length of Laos. A total of 1,300km was covered by four elephants at a leisurely, yet determined pace. Our objective being to raise awareness to the plight of the Asian elephant whilst reigniting the local people's adoration for the iconic species, which plays an important role in their country's cultural and religious heritage.
Today, over a decade later, having initiated elephant conservation programmes, elephant breeding incentives, environmental awareness and economic sustainability campaigns we remain the leading experts in captive elephants in Laos and work steadily towards replication of our projects in other Asian elephant range countries.