The goal of alternative livelihoods is not simply to come up with an alternative activity that theoretically provides choice and hopefully promotes sustainability as much of the current work in this area seems to do.
Meet Cokro or more affectionately known as Ucok. He is 20 years old and recently had a checkup and his regular dosage of de-wormers.
Amelia is gorgeous girl of Tangkahan in North Sumatra and part of the camp of about 8 elephants of the camp at Tangkahan. She was born at the camp in 2010 and is always the little darling looking for attention from every body around her. Amelia is part of the VESSWIC Elephant Healthcare Program that looks […]
Sadat is arguably the biggest captive elephant in Sumatra and lives in the north west of Sumatra in the Aceh province in camp Saree. In 2004 Sadat helped with the clean up of Banda Aceh after the 2004 tsunami. Sadat is part of the VESSWIC Elephant Healthcare Program that looks after more than 180 elephants within […]
Karnangun is a patrol elephant working for the Conservation Program for VESSWIC but he also is part of the Elephant Healthcare program as a captive elephant of Way Kambas. The VESSWIC Elephant Healthcare Program looks after more than 180 elephants within various camps throughout Sumatra. Karnangun requires $450 per year for his healthcare and food […]
Tria is a treasure of Seblat, Bengkulu but has recently been unwell so has had a lot of special attention from the VESSWIC vets. Tria is part of the VESSWIC Elephant Healthcare Program that looks after more than 180 elephants within Sumatra and she requires $450 per year for her medication and food alone. […]
Harris is a big boy of Seblat, Bengkulu who was originally with a circus in Sumatra and now resides in the peaceful surrounds of Sumatra. Harris was born in 1987 and only arrived at the Elephant Conservation Center in Seblat in 2011. Harris is part of the VESSWIC Elephant Healthcare Program that looks after more […]
Yekti is a 3 month old Sumatran elephant calf who was recently found snared in the Way Kambas national park. Unfortunately she is another case of human elephant conflict that is on the increase throughout Sumatra. Yekti is recovering well from the nasty snare wound she received and is getting 30+ litres of milk every day.
Due to the critical situation for the Sumatran elephants and the destruction of their habitat throughout Sumatra, specialty cases can arise and Bona is one such case. The Vesswic EHC (Elephant Health Care Program) covers many general aspects of supporting the Elephant Conservation Camps…
To be able to provide needed expertise for welfare and conservation of the captive elephant population a careful, professional management and good welfare of the captive population is crucial and requires ongoing veterinary care and consideration. Currently the Vesswic-EHCP is the only…