Vietnam Elephant Initiative

The Vietnam Elephant Initiative (VEI) was formed in 2014 to provide technical and material support to the Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in the areas of:

  • Veterinary care, treatment, and training

  • Behavioral training

  • Outreach and education

We taught Positive Reinforcement Training techniques to ensure Jun receives daily treatments for his injured foot and other veterinary care procedures.

Management Workshop 2017

We provided professional veterinary

care services, including surgery, wellness checks, nutritional oversight, and emergency consultations and treatments.

We built a sturdy digital scale to weigh

Gold and Jun in order to monitor and manage their health and wellbeing.

We co-hosted the "Vietnam Elephant Management Workshop" in January of 2017, bringing together national and regional government officials, elephant owners, tourism companies, veterinarians, animal managers, and international NGOs from around the globe to identify the needs of captive elephants and create a plan for a better future.