Amid growing worldwide concern about exploiting elephants for tourism, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka gets the thumbs up.
Pledge Holidays whole-heartedly supports efforts to outlaw the cruel exploitation of elephants in Sri Lanka
Pledge Holidays whole-heartedly supports WAP efforts to stop this cruel abuse of elephants, and wishes to make clear that we do not support any form of elephant exploitation.
Amazing elephant pics from by Reuters Kaudulla National Park in Sri Lanka featured on National Review website
They say that a picture speaks a thousand words—and here we have some terrific scenes of elephants in Kaudulla National Park in Habarana, shot by Dinuka Liyanawatte for Reuters and published on the National Review website.
Yoga, wine and travel go together like, er, red, white and sparkling—and this luxury, boutique and beyond-the-ordinary travel experiences blog offers good advice on all three. This post highlights elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park, which is “quite possibly the best place in Sri Lanka to see elephants throughout the year”.
Baby elephants, a Geoffrey Bawa hotel, surfing—Australians just love Sri Lanka, and who can blame them?
Australians love Sri Lanka, judging by the number of stories in the Traveller section of the Sydney Morning Herald. From food to family fun, we hit the spot. For travel veteran Angela Saurine, it was our elephants, particularly the babies being cared for at the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe National Park.
Condé Nast Traveller goes on safari in Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka—and sees lots of elephants!
If you want to see elephants in Sri Lanka, go to Udawalawe National Park, says Condé Nast Traveller—“they are everywhere”. Writes Mary Holland: “A female elephant shepherds her calf between her legs. It scurries beneath her belly, following her trunk and disappearing from my sight as they pass through the tall grass.
The amazing elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka ‘a stunning wildlife spectacle’
CNN Travel reports how Sri Lanka is “attracting truckloads of tourists from around the world to witness a stunning wildlife spectacle”. That spectacle is the yearly elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park, when “hundreds of elephants travel each year to the shores of an ancient reservoir”.
A shocking YouTube video of a young elephant being abused as a tourist attraction at the capital Colombo’s best-known Buddhist monastery is attracting widespread internet condemnation. Help stop this abuse by NOT having you picture taken with captive temple elephants.
Clashes between farmers and wild elephants in Sri Lank is prompting renewed efforts for peaceful co-existence
Clashes between wild elephants and farmers in Sri Lanka are increasing as rangers and villagers work to find ways to avoid conflicts that can lead to death and devastation. A Guardian UK photo-essay spotlights the struggle between feeding the people and elephants that need to feed themselves.
Sri Lanka’s wild elephants are one of the wonders of the natural world: 6,000–6,500 in number, by far the highest density per area of any country in Asia. Says Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL): “From ancient times, elephants have played an important role in the religion and culture of Sri Lanka, while ancient kings used tamed elephants for war, ceremonies and work.”