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Elephant Herds Increasing Despite Thai Tragedy

Plans to protect elephants should focus on protecting habitat, curbing conflict with humans and proper punishment of poachers. Rangers at Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand heard the trumpeting of distressed elephants several hours before dawn on Saturday October 5.
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BREAKING NEWS — Boon Dee is Free

Yesterday the WFFT Elephant Refuge welcomed another new soul to the herd. Boon Dee is half blind and has been rescued from a trekking camp in Pattaya. The rescue was made possible by the generous support of Joan Pearson who is again visiting WFFT from Australia. The difference with this…

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WFFT’s Herd from the Air

Take a look at these amazing drone photographs of some of WFFT's elephants from high in the sky. Learn more about WFFT's Elephant Refuge at WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand and www.thaielephantrefuge.org

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Gan Da wants to be part of the VIP herd!

We already know Poom Puang and Thong Ma’s friendship has blossomed. But it looks like someone try to get closer (slowly but surely). Indeed, Gan Da, who usually prefers to be quietly minding her own business in the forested areas of Project 4, she is now wonderfully changing her habits!…

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***BREAKING NEWS***.

Tomorrow the WFFT Rescue Team will head out to free 50-year-old elephant ‘Thong-Ma’ from a life of chains and abuse. We have managed to raise $12,710 USD of the $22,000 fundraising campaign total. Thank you to all those who donated so far, especially Joan and co. in Australia for the…

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Can you help us Rescue these two Elephant Friends?

Can we give these Friends, Freedom Together Forever…? We need your help once again to save some elephants from a life in chains. We have discovered two female elephants in need of rescue from a tourist camp here in Thailand. Let us introduce you to Pum-Puang (Young Lady) who is…

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Sydney Fundraiser Announcement

It's that time of the year again - our annual Elephant Fundraiser in Sydney, Australia will take place next month. Take a look here and see how you can help us help more elephants. Please call or email Joan at 0411044739 or 99602229 or joanpearson7@gmail.com to book your seat.

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A Christmas wish from WFFT

  We know how much everyone loves the elephants at WFFT and seeing them enjoying a new life. A very special opportunity has come up and we really need your help. Next to the elephant hospital is a spectacular parcel of land and the owner has just put it up…

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Welcome to “Wassana”!

We would like you to meet "Wassana" an elephant that has worked in the tourism industry for over 40 years. She was rescued two days ago after a very successful fundraising party in Sydney two months ago. This poor old elephant arrived to the WFFT Elephant Refuge after undergoing a…

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She is here!!! Nam Fon returns to WFFT

We have decided to transport Nam Pon to WFFT but are still raising funds to permanently secure her abuse free future at the WFFT Elephant Refuge. Thank you for all the supporters of this campaign so far. Nam Fon is a 45-year-old elephant that has spent most of her life…

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