What do Rotterdam, Antwerp, Amsterdam, London, Copenhagen, Milan and Singapore all have in common?

A love for Asian Elephants, thanks to the Elephant Parade.

The Elephant Parade is an open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues, designed by famous and upcoming artists to contribute to the conservation of Asian elephants and the public awareness of their life threatening situation. In the past 100 years, Asian elephant populations have plummeted from 250,000 to 25,000. Few live with these devastating facts, but when 250+ painted elephants take over the streets, they are hard to miss!

Part of proceeds from Elephant Parade are donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation, which supports various projects throughout Asia, including the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital. Last year’s Elephant Parade in London raised 4 million British Pounds. This year, the Parade will come to Copenhagen, Milan, and Singapore–the first time the Parade has come to Asia. (Check out the tour schedule here).

While on the site, you can also watch a video from the London 2010 Parade and if you see something you like, you can purchase a hand-painted miniature online.

The Elephant Parade has yet to visit the United States, but can’t you just see 250+ elephants lined up to announce the U.S. premiere of The Eyes of Thailanddocumentary? I think it would be breathtaking! If you agree, post a note to their Facebook wall.


Windy Borman

Director/Producer, The Eyes of Thailand

D.V.A. Productions, in Association with Indiewood Pictures, is proud to present the powerful and hard-hitting feature documentary “The Eyes of Thailand“.

“The Eyes of Thailand” is the inspirational story of one woman’s quest to help two elephant landmine survivors–Motala and Baby Mosha–walk on their own four legs. Treating their wounds was only part of the journey; building elephant-sized prostheses was another. Directed and Produced by Windy Borman. Produced by Tim VandeSteeg.