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Thu, 5 March 2020

Saving the Elephants of Thailand - Interview with John Roberts, GTAEF

For many years, Minor Hotels has been helping the elephants of not just Thailand, but those within the region and even further afield.

The company has raised millions of dollars through different events such as last weekend's Elephant Boat Race and River Festival, which in 2019 raised around 3 million Baht.

At the heart of Minor's conservation and sustainability initiatives is John Roberts, the Elephant Man, who, among other things, is the Director of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF).

John Roberts - the Elephant Man. Click to enlarge.

In this exclusive interview, filmed on 28 February 2020, John gives us an update on the status of elephants in Thailand, what the GTAEF does, as well as how the year 2019 ended and what they have planned for 2020.

John tells us what Jungle Bubbles are, who is staying in them, how many elephants people can expect to see, whether it is safe, and how they plan to expand this rather unusual idea.

We also discuss voluntourism, how students can be involved with the important work that the GTAEF does and how many people they are looking for.

John tells us about the science-based standards coming out, how he would like to see the GTAEF grow in the future, and why education is so important. All that and much, much more in the FHD video and podcast below.

Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation - Interview with John Roberts

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See more Pictures from Elephant Boat Race and Bangkok River Festival 2020: Thursday, 27 February 2020, Friday, 28 February 2020 (Day 1), Saturday, 29 February 2020 (Day 2), Sunday, 1 March 2020 (Day 3) and Saving the Elephants of Thailand - Interview with John Roberts, GTAEF.

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