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Kandy Esala Pera Hera 2012

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Kandy Pera Hera is the most spectacular religious procession in Asia. This traditional festival held in the heart of Kandy, begins with the full moon poya day on the Buddist month of Esala and continues for 10 days in an … Read More

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Meet Sandaka!

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Baby trunkee!!! We have a new arrival here at the MEF, and his name is Sandaka. A 7 year old baby tusker. The owner, who has seen the wonderful things we’re doing for elephants here at MEF, is keen for … Read More

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Habarana Human Elephant Conflict Project

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Introduction Across the world, humans and elephants have lived side by side for thousands of years. Today, the relatively peaceful coexistence of man and elephant is being replaced by conflict. The increasing population of humans, coupled with the loss of … Read More

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A glimpse of days to come!

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During enrichment afternoons the elephants are given a chance to interact with each other. This week there have been some very lovely moments between them that I have been lucky enough to catch on camera. A few days ago, whilst … Read More

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A Thank You

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The past couple of months I have spent here in Sri Lanka, has opened my eyes. The people here are incredible people. Many of them live in mud huts, walk miles everyday and work long hours under the hot sun … Read More

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Independence Day!

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Today was the 4th of July, Independence day for the Americans. Emily and I, both American, decided to throw an independence party at lunch today. We made homemade (flameless) fireworks and provided some snacks and a show for all the … Read More

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Big thanks to our volunteers!

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This week has flown by. All the volunteers here have worked really hard, and all their ideas have started to take shape and come to life!   We have our gardeners, Bert, Anne-Bob, Elizabeth and Will, who have worked long, … Read More

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June 2012 Volunteer activities!

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Building a Hut- Elizabeth Building the hut has been a long process. Starting from the ground being overgrown with weeds and trees, and now to the point where there is a discernible structure with a roof and one partial wall. … Read More

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Volunteer Updates, Spring 2012

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Banana Treasure Hunt Had such a wonderful enrichment afternoon with the elephants today. We decided for a bit of fun, to hide bananas all over one of the trees and let the elephants come out to play and try to … Read More

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Amie – Volunteer Coordinator

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Hi everyone- My name is Amie and for the last six months I have been the volunteer coordinator of MEF, just a quick update to let you know what’s happening- so I’m heading home to  the UK, my passport will … Read More

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