Why elephant haven?
More and more European countries are banning wild animals in circuses.
There are more than 100 elephants in circuses in Europe.
We want to help because relocating them back to their country of origin is not always possible, while creating a safe haven for them is possible.
There is a need for elephant sanctuaries in Europe.
To offer elephants a place for life
The resocialisation and rehabilitation of elephants.
To develop informative programmes about elephants and their behaviour, in captivity and in the wild.
To develop educational programmes about the local fauna and flora.
To encourage a re-connection with nature and with all her creatures, to raise awareness and respect for the environment
Elephant Haven stands for respect for animals, humans and nature.
The elephants at Elephant Haven will be provided space and tranquility.
The elephants should not be chained or restrained.
The interaction between the caregivers and the elephants is based on "protected contact”, using only positive training methods.
Elephant Haven will not breed the elephants.
When making decisions during both the construction phases and daily operations, we take a sustainable, "green" approach into account, as much as possible, to protect the environment and conserve nature.
Volunteers and visitors may observe the elephants but will have no direct contact with them.