VFAES is grounded in nonviolent thoughts, words, and deeds, openness to diverse worldviews and cultures, transparency, and science
In realizing our vision and mission:
  • VFAES conducts awareness campaigns for youth, the general public, and targeted audiences to cultivate empathy and compassion for elephants

  • ​Create corridors while mitigating human elephant conflict, and launching capacity building programs for the tribal communities living near the forest fringes, in collaboration with Kerala Forest Department

  • Implement strategic collaborations to rescue captive elephants and operate havens where they can be rehabilitated and cared for, while providing capacity building and training programs for elephant handlers

  • Advocate legislative changes to tackle wildlife crime by organizing sensitization workshops for bureaucrats, law enforcement authorities, religious institutions, and decision makers​


VFAES is a 501(c)(3) organization with a vision to protect endangered Asian elephants and their habitats in India, while also ensuring that tribal people and those living near the forest fringes have their basic needs met, so they will be inspired to coexist peacefully with these magnificent animals.

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Phone: 1-833-8323787 (VFAESUS)

E-mail: support@vfaes.org

Address: 3415 South Sepulveda Blvd.,

Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California

VFAES Charitable Tax ID: 47-3943896

Postal Code: 90034