Elephant Conservation Center, Myanmar

Support and Development of an Elephant Conservation Center, Myanmar

The Conservation Response Unit (CRU) at the Myaing Hay Wun (MHW) elephant camp in Myanmar will mirror IEF’s Sumatra ERU project. This CRU will provide the mahouts with an opportunity to learn skills and earn income while improving the care of the captive elephants and assisting in important conservation efforts. The elephants provide transportation during patrol activities, acting as a tool for gaining community interest and driving away crop raiding wild elephants.