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The Fight For Survival: Elephants in Laos

  • Phyllis Kaplan
  • 22 July 2013

Laos was once called the “the land of a million elephants,” but currently there are fewer than 900 living elephants in Laos: 450 domestic and 400 wild. ElefantAsia has partnered with Elephant Conservation Center in Sayaboury, Laos, to address this sad issue. However, going to the ECC is anything but sad. For me it was transformative to be with these animals.

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From Logging to Tourism: A New Deal for Asian Elephants in Laos

  • Cindy Fan
  • 11 April 2012

Laos was once majestically known as Lane Xang – Land of a Million Elephants. Today, however, the outlook for the Asian elephant population in Laos is bleak. Only 1,000 remain and their numbers are steadily decreasing. An estimated 560 still work in logging, the industry that is primarily responsible for their slow demise. Fortunately, tourism is offering one positive solution.

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Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures and Fair Trek in Laos

  • Markus Neuer
  • 6 January 2012

I lead the Tiger Trail team in Luang Prabang, Laos. I always had a passion for adventure and travelling but, even more important, for other people. I also believe that the world is not fairly developed and even its most beautiful landscapes can be the stage for poverty and degradation. I aim to approach these problems by seeking a better way: Through our Fair Trek in Laos projects, I combine community work with tourism and bring people together from all over the world to work with Lao communities.

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Kuang Si and Tad Se: Falling for Laos’ Nature near Luang Prabang

  • Paul Tavner
  • 4 October 2009

With the thick jungle that covers much of landlocked Laos, sometimes venturing off the beaten track is a daunting prospect, but if you’re going to lurch toward the little-known, you might as well live it as fully as possible. Thus it goes with the genuinely breathtaking experiences of two of Laos’ most popular and stunning waterfalls: Kuang Si and Tad Se, both located within easy reach of the northern city of Luang Prabang.

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The Royal Kraal and Elephantstay of Ayutthaya, Thailand

  • Annabelle Burns
  • 12 July 2009

Go face to trunk with Thailand’s magnificent elephants at Ayutthaya, an historical village 86km north of Bangkok. Living alongside traditional Thai mahouts (elephant trainers) and their families, guests are assigned to older retired elephants for the duration of their stay and are responsible for all of those elephants’ needs.

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