Overall, the team, led by Professor Rosaleen Duffy and Dr. Lorraine Moore, found that the elephants are better off in the tourism trade than in logging. But they could be used in other ways, such as helping to grow the declining population of about 1,000 wild elephants. The Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC) rehabilitates captive elephants, helping them to survive in the wild.
- Read "Uncertain future for elephants of Thailand" (University of Manchester/EurekAlert, July 25, 2008)
- Visit the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre Web site
- Sign a petition opposing the use of elephants in street-begging in Thailand
- Adopt an elephant from the World Wildlife Fund for $25
- Sign a petition urging eBay to ban all ivory sales on its site