Dear friends and supporters:
I hope you, your family and friends are well during this extended period of physical distancing. Difficult times like these make us realize how much we love and appreciate each other.
Because of your support, EAI is a respected advocate for elephant welfare in Nepal, something that's needed now more than ever. Tourism has dried up, as it has throughout Asia, so Nepal's tourist trade elephants are out of work.
You can read below about how EAI alerted Nepal's government to the elephants' plight, setting in motion a chain of events so that privately owned elephants can graze the grasses along the Rapti River adjacent to Chitwan National Park.
But then I learned that some owners have reduced mahout pay and elephant food rations.
This could become a serious problem. Since their grazing time is limited, elephants must receive supplemental food each day while in their stable.
As you read this e-newsletter, Elephant Aid International is working with Direct Aid Nepal and Animal and Nature Connect to secure supplemental food for elephants affected by food rationing.
If you'd like to assist in this effort, every penny you donate will go to feeding elephants in Sauraha.
We realize this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. But we are determined to make sure the elephants will continue to be fed.
Best wishes to you, your family and friends. Stay safe and stay in touch.