Photo Credit: EARS

Louise Rogerson founded the Hong Kong-based  Elephant Asia Rescue and Survival Foundation (EARS for short) to promote responsible tourism and ask foreigners traveling to Asia to only visit ‘elephant friendly’ projects and sanctuaries.

Louise is originally from the UK but has made Hong Kong her home for the last 13 years. She has a lifelong passion for animal welfare and has worked with various animal rescue charities, most recognizably Animals Asia Foundation. She was able to fund such projects through creating Mandarin Orange in 2004, her own clothing label based in Hong Kong. While researching various animal charities she found an article on Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Thailand and in April 2010 visited BLES.

The informative EARS website lists the threats facing Asian Elephants, which include poaching, illegal logging, street begging and deforestation, plus steps you can take to help Asian Elephants. You’ll even see links to FAE’s Elephant Hospital and “The Eyes of Thailand” trailer. Click here to learn more.

You can also become a fan of EARS on Facebook.

-Windy Borman

Director | Producer, The Eyes of Thailand