Elephant Aid International (EAI) was established to foster change in beliefs and approaches to the care and management of elephants. With the combined efforts of international scientists, veterinarians, mahouts, elephant caregivers and elephant welfare supporters, EAI is helping to change how the public relates to elephants; how mahouts (elephant handlers) and elephant caregivers train elephants; and how captive elephants are cared for worldwide.
EAI works hands-on with mahouts, tourist facilities, elephant welfare groups, researchers and government officials to effect change by improving elephant welfare in captivity and in situ, as well as the lives of mahouts and their families who care for elephants.
EAI’s work is based on understanding the culture and traditions of the countries in which it works, respect for the men and women who live and work with elephants and the knowledge that small changes can make a huge difference.
One world...one elephant at a time.