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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.
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.
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.
“You know, they say an elephant never forgets. But what they don't tell you is that you never forget an elephant.”