VFAES is grounded in nonviolent thoughts, words, and deeds, openness to diverse worldviews and cultures, transparency, and science.
In fulfilling our mission and vision VFAES will:
  • Create elephant corridors and restore their lost habitat to protect Asian elephants in collaboration with the state forest departments

  • Alleviate HEC through capacity building and training programs for the tribal communities living on the forest fringes, and creating sustainable communities

  • Provide the tribal people near the forest fringes basic necessities and survival tools like flashlights, the first line of defense to protect themselves and elephants

  • Organize youth empowerment programs to cultivate empathy and compassion for elephants, and empower them to pursue ecological studies and elephant conservation

  • Conduct sensitization workshops for bureaucrats, law enforcement authorities, religious institutions, and decision makers, to advocate for legislative changes in tackling wildlife crime and ending elephant capture

  • Provide capacity building and hands-on training for elephant handlers (mahouts) to foster compassionate treatment of captive elephants, in collaboration with forest departments across states that house captive elephants


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