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I strongly believe that Nepal Elephant Walk Sanctuary (NEWS) would not only help rescue many captive elephants and prevent unnecessary torture of these lovely creatures but also help send a strong message to the wider world that nature is for everyone and we all should co-exist in love and harmony.
MAHAMAD SALIM MIYA
As we all know, elephants were used mainly for riding purposes for entertainment and monetary gain in most of the National Parks and tourist places.
I personally was completely against it, and I always tried to do something different in my resort.
After visiting Nepal for the first time in 2015 as a volunteer, I fell in love with the people, culture and of course, the elephants.
When I returned to Canada I felt an increasing urge to the place that had stolen my heart and wanted to do all I could to help the captive elephant population.
I first laid eyes on an elephant when I volunteered at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center at Wildlife SOS in Mathura, India in August 2018.
I had never been so close to an elephant before. I felt the magic immediately and it was indescribable.
MS PRATIMA DAWADI
I was born and brought up in Chitwan. I have spent all my childhood enjoying the natural diversity of Chitwan and playing around the lush forest of Chitwan National Park (CNP).
That might be one of the reasons that I have intense love towards animals and my beloved ones always call me “Animal Lover.”
MS ASHMITA PANDEY
I am an agriculturist. I started my career as an NGO researcher and involved in the programs mainly focused towards improving food security, household incomes and resource conservation, thereby contributing to sustainable rural livelihoods.
As we all know agriculture and wildlife have a two-way relationship, but it has worsened with the pace of development.
MURRAY (MUZZA) MUNRO
For more than two decades Muzza has worked in both in-situ and ex-situ conservation.
His work with icons of the environmental movement has shaped his thinking and earned him the respect of the conservation community.
“You know, they say an elephant never forgets. But what they don't tell you is that you never forget an elephant.”