Adopt An Elephant

Since 2008 with our partner, the Frankfurt Zoological Society, we've been engaged in elephant research and conservation in the Bukit Tigapuluh Ecosystem.

The main goal of the International Elephant Project (IEP) is to support the conservation of the Bukit Tigapuluh elephants by providing detailed and reliable information on elephant movement. By protecting and monitoring one elephant in each animal group, we are protecting the whole herd.

Wildlife Protection Units funded by the International Elephant Project (IEP) ensure the national park and surrounding concessions are free of poaching, traps and illegal logging. 

The IEP endeavours to maintain a peaceful coexistence between humans and Sumatran elephants in the region. The objectives of this project are:

  1. to monitor the movements of five elephants using state of the art Global Positioning System (GPS)-collar & Global Information System (GIS) technology in order to collect information on home range size and habitat usage;
  2. to explore the possibilities of GPS/GIS elephant monitoring to be used as an early-warning system in order to support efforts to mitigate human-elephant conflict in the region; and
  3. to provide comprehensive training for Indonesian wildlife rangers, forest police officers and other project staff.

We are in regular contact with the Elephant Conservation and Monitoring Units (ECMU) staff and International Elephant Project (IEP) representatives visit the area regularly to get updates on the elephants and see how they are progressing.

Your tax deductible* Elephant Adoption is what is needed to support the elephants in order to live a free and secure life in the wild.

Note these adoptions are entirely symbolic in nature. It is simply not possible for us to offer exclusive adoptions for each and every one, but rest assured your adoption fees are being used to give your adopted elephant, along with many more just as needy, the best care possible. Each adoption ensures real care to real elephants.

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* tax deductible in Australia only.

By adopting an elephant you are providing:

  • The Rescue Teams
  • Health care
  • A loving environment to prosper
  • Social and forest skill development
  • Soft release into the wild
  • Post release monitoring
  • Habitat protection for the release site
  • Nutritious and healthy food

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We need people like you to help us achieve our goals. Join us by adopting, donating and campaigning for action.

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