Let’s Protect the Elephant Project

Elephants have not only been revered by people of Thailand for many centuries, but an image of a Thai elephant was once a national symbol of the Kingdom of Thailand, prominently featured on the national flag for hundreds of years. Having performed a significant role in the history of former capital cities, the elephants have undeniably been regarded as a highly respected character of the nation. In the present days, however, the number of Thai elephants has diminished tremendously due to illegal logging and encroachment. The unlawful activities have led to migration of elephants, especially to a concrete jungle where they do not belong. As an urban environment lends an ill-suited environment that impinges on their survival, the elephant population inevitably continues to decline.

In realizing that elephants are now one of the world’s most endangered species, this threat of extinction has prompted The Erawan Group Public Company Limited to take part in wildlife conservation activity, especially to save this national symbolic species.

The Erawan organized the reforestation for elephants project.

Year 2014

บริษัทฯ จัดกิจกรรมปลูกป่าให้ช้างปีที่ 5 เมื่อวันที่ 26-27 กรกฏาคม 2557 ณ เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าซับลังกา .บ้านกุดตาเพชร อำเภอลำสนธิ จังหวัดลพบุรี โดยมีพนักงานและครอบครัวพนักงานบริษัท ดิ เอราวัณ กรุ๊ป ร่วมกันปลูกพืชเพื่อเป็นอาหารช้างในพื้นที่ 2 ไร่ และสร้างฝายชลอน้ำ เพิ่มความสมบูรณ์คืนผืนป่า ในจุดต้นน้ำลำสนธิ ซึ่งไหลออกไปยังแม่น้ำป่าสัก กิจกรรมครั้งนี้สร้างความประทับใจให้แก่อาสาสมัครพนักงานและครอบครัว ดิ เอราวัณ กรุ๊ป

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On 24-25 August 2013, The Erawan Group Public Company Limited led by Kamonwan Wipulakorn , President conducted activities at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi Province. The first activity was for elephants by doing artificial salt earth to essential minerals . On the same day volunteers joined hands to build a check dam to reserve water to increase moisture to the forest. The event is the forth consecutive year with the cooperation of the staff and their families.

On 13-14 October 2012, The Erawan Group Public Company Limited led by Kamonwan Wipulakorn , President conducted activities at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi Province. The first activity was for elephants by doing artificial salt earth to essential minerals . On the same day volunteers joined hands to build a check dam to reserve water to increase moisture to the forest. The event is the third consecutive year with the cooperation of the staff and their families.

To achieve more tangible results ,The Erawan Group continued to reforest for elephants in the same place as last year “ Sub Langka Wildlife Sanctuary, in Lopburi province. The event held on 3-4 September 2011. On the first day we made an artificial salt earth to essential minerals for animals and grew wild cultivated bananas to feed elephants. On the second day, volunteers joined hands to build a check dam on the water way, which is an upstream of Pa Sak river, to slow water

The total number of participants joined this event was 63 persons which consisted of The Erawan Group’s staff and their family ,former employees as well as taxi drivers who use to participate in Welcome Guide to Thailand.

In addition to company support, fund in this event is from the sale of trees and the auction of prototype of hotel items as well as proceeds from The Erawan staff’s show “The Erawan Got Talent”

The company organized the reforestation for elephants project because we are aware of the increase of global warming crisis and the reduction of green space. To joint reforestation not only create more green space but also build a fertile home for the elephants. It was, therefore, a two-way benefit project. The activities were divided into two stages.

(1) Fund raising during 30 August - 3 September,2010 by selling "Let's protect The Elephant" bags and distribution plants and vegetables to individuals patronized in Ploenchit Center. This campaign aimed to promote the love of planting trees and to earn money to buy 1,000 plants.

(2) Reforestation 1,000 young trees for the elephants at Sublangka Wildlife Sanctuary Lopburi Province, on 18-19 September 2010. This activity aimed to build a more abundant forest. The Sublangka Wildlife Sanctuary is where The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation had brought 24 elephants back to forest.

In addition to the reforestation activities, volunteers from The Erawan Group joined forces to build check dam to slow water and maintain moisture during the dry season as well.

The Erawan Group donated 113,415 baht, raised from pictures and postcards sold at "Thailand The land of Smiles" exhibition, to Ms. Soraida Salwala, Founder and Secretary General of the Friends of the Asian Elephant. The donation is done to support the works of Elephant Hospital in Lumpang.

The Erawan Group donated 113,415 baht, raised from pictures and postcards sold at "Thailand The land of Smiles" exhibition, to Ms. Soraida Salwala, Founder and Secretary General of the Friends of the Asian Elephant. The donation is done to support the works of Elephant Hospital in Lumpang.

The Erawan Group Public Company Limited donated the revenues from "the Elephant Photography Exhibition by the Erawan Gallery," exhibiting the photographs of elephants, to the Forest Industry Organization, to assist the activities of the National Elephant Institute under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, Forest Industry Organization, to prevent and to conserve the uniqueness of Thai elephants.

The Erawan Group Public Company Limited continually supports the protection and conservation of Thai elephants after succeeding in the trial project named “The Elephant Photography Exhibition by The Erawan Gallery,” exhibiting the blackwhite photographs of Thai elephants to fund the public project concerning the conservation of elephants, one of the project by "The Erawan Raksa Chang." Recently, the company, donated some revenues, without deducting any expenses, to support the project of Thai Animal Guardians Association to help wandered elephants to the Chairman of Thai Animal Guardians Association.

The Erawan Group Donates Funds and Educational Facilities to Help Students at Baan Sa Phra School

Bangkok – 3 January 2006 – Mr. Seri Sirinopwongsagon, (second from left), Assistant Vice President Marketing Communications, The Erawan Group Plc., Miss Lackana Wantaywin (far right), Corporate Communications Manager and Salah Warin Jaijuntuck (far left), representing traveling artists, jointly present 100,000 baht to Miss Soraida Salwala (second from right), Founder and Secretary-General of Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE). The donation, raised at the Erawan Group Plc.’s “333 Elephants” art exhibition, recently held at Amarin Plaza in conjunction with traveling artists, will support FAE’s Thai elephant conservation activities.

The Erawan Group donated 100,000 baht, raised from selling morals at The Elephant 33 Exhibition in 2005, to Ms. Soraida Salvala, Fonder and Secretary-General of Friends of the Asian Elephant.