International volunteers play an important role at the Millennium Elephant Foundation contributing to the daily running and future development of the charity. We welcome volunteers from all over the world, with all kinds of skills and interests.
We have eight permanent resident elephants here at MEF. All the elephants have very different personalities but our herd of 4 girls Lakshmi, Rani, Ranmenika and Pooja get on very well with our boys Raja, Kandula, Kavari Raja and Bandara.
Here at MEF we don’t just concern ourselves with our own herd but elephants all over Sri Lanka. We hope that with our expert knowledge, drive and your support that we can better the lives of elephants and inspire other elephant owners to do the same.
Here at Millennium Elephant Foundation we want our elephants to have the best life possible. An enclosure means that the elephants can socialise and lead more natural lifestyles and that they do not need to be kept on chains unless they are meeting tourists.
Conflict to Coexistence is Millennium Elephant Foundation’s innovative program to help reduce conflicts between humans and wild elephants. The human-elephant conflict is today, one of the greatest threats facing the Asian elephant.