What are our objectives
Following 150 years of misplanning in European elephant husbandry, ELEFANTEN-SCHUTZ EUROPA e.V. is committed to enabling the wild animals that elephants are to lead worthy lives in captivity where their natural behavioural needs are met as far as possible.
ELEFANTEN-SCHUTZ EUROPA e.V. primarily concentrates on elephants kept in zoos and circuses as well as elephant-related accidents.
Based on selected projects, we would like to introduce you to the main focuses of our activities. Furthermore, our website provides you with background information regarding the topics of elephant husbandry in zoos and the situation of elephants in circuses as well as the - generally underestimated - problem of accidents occurring in the handling of elephants.