Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
Who and what:
Green Hill Valley was founded in 2011 by a family with a history of working with elephants in the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE). The focus is primarily on providing care for elephants that are no longer fit to work. The family realized that Myanmar elephants working in timber camps were in precarious situation as logging slows down due to a variety of factors. Another reason for starting the GHV camp was the desire to educate and share information with both local residents and foreign visitors.
Protecting our local environment, ensuring the well-being our elephants and educating local residents are all key components of our project. Visitors are of course welcome to join us in our daily care programs for elephants. Reforestation is another one of our guiding principles. Our forest recovery program is built around visitor participation. Each visitor is invited to plant one regional tree from our nursery.
Green Hill Valley farm offers the opportunity for a hands-on elephant experience as you get involved in caring for these majestic creatures. An immersive experience, this offers a fascinating insight into the life of an elephant and the chance to learn more about the work of a mahout or elephant keeper. As well as preserving and protecting elephants, the project also includes some responsible trekking.