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The Problem

The Khmer Rouge Regime left behind a war-torn nation where everything had to be rebuilt from the ground up. To sustain Cambodia’s rapid economic revival, vast expanses of forest and their resources have been sacrificed in exchange for the development of agriculture, and short term gains for some. 

This widespread deforestation is the greatest long term threat to the future of Elephants in Cambodia. Habitat destruction has created pockets of isolation for certain wild elephants, where their run-ins with encroaching human populations have seen them treated as pests rather than endangered animals. 

However, in stark contrast to the captive population’s decline, the wild population is reported to be stable. The key to the specie’s survival in Cambodia, therefore, lies in the wild.


Habitat Destruction – To combat deforestation in Cambodia, a number of international conservation organizations have done a great job at preserving the forests. However, increasing the resources available to them will ensure they can do a better job. The Kulen Elephant Forest is engaged in the protection and improvement of the Bos Thom forest’s 1100 acres.

Genetic Diversity - The KEF will strive to provide genetic diversity where possible through the processes of artificial insemination and other measures concerning the breeding of captive and wild elephants. This is to combat inbreeding which in itself can contribute to the extinction of an isolated population.

Our Goals – Our long term goals to educate, inspire and offer expert support to elephants in Cambodia will hopefully lead to tangible improvements in their conditions. 

How to Help

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You can further contribute to this cause by making a donation or sponsoring an elephant!

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