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Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand.

Shortly after the State Visit of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh to Thailand in 1996, H.M. Queen Sirikit announced her intention to initiate an elephant reintroduction project, to offer an alternative future for domestic elephants, one in which they will live out their remaining life in the forest, away from humans, as nature intended.

The reintroduction process started on 14th January 1997 when Her Majesty Queen Sirikit released the first three elephants - Bualoi, Boonmee and Malai. The second release of two elephants - Sangwan and Khamnoi, was made by Her Majesty on 10th February 1998. Then on 19th February 1999 Her Majesty also released Khammoon and Plaisong. In 2000, Her Majesty presided over the entry of a further 16 elephants into the release programme, and in 2001, H.M. Queen Margarethe and H.R.H. Prince Henrik of Denmark (President of WWF Denmark) released one additional elephant, Boonrawd.

On 13 May 2002, H.R.H Prince Philip granted an audience to the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Taksin Shinawatra, at Buckingham Palace. HRH discussed elephant conservation in Thailand with the Prime Minister, and praised the initiative of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, in starting the reintroduction project. H.R.H Prince Philip wrote a letter to Queen Sirikit, offering WWFs support to establish the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, and the Foundation was legally registered on August 9th 2002.

Objective of the Foundation
Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand.
· Implement the elephant reintroduction project according to the directions of Her Majesty the Queen
· Coordinate with other organizations for the conservation of Thai elephants according to the initiatives of H.M. the King and H.M. Queen Sirikit
· Build a good image for Thailand for conservation of near-extinct Asian elephants
· Coordinate and cooperate with other groups for charitable activities
· The foundation is non-political

Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand.

· Support a systematic and effective approach to returning domestic elephant to the wild
· Campaign for a better understanding and caring approach to elephant conservation
· Support review of law and regulations concerning proper protection and management of elephants
· Build international collaboration to solve elephant problems

Board of Directors
Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul : Chairman
Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul
Secretary Chaipattana Foundation
Chairman of Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

General Surayud Chulanont : Director M.r. Jiyakorn Sesavej : Treasurer Khunying Wanna Sirivadhanabhakdi :  Director
General Surayud Chulanont
Privy Councilor
M.R.Jiyakorn Sesavej
Broad of Committee, Thai Red Cross Children Home
Director and Treasurer
Mr. Somchai Krusuansombat
Director of Thairath Newspaper Foundation
Mr. Pichai Chanvirachart : Director Mr. Kaweephong  Hirankasi : Director Mr.Thapana :ŹԸԤ׹ҧҵ
Mr. Pichai Chanvirachart
Mr. Kaweephong Hirankasi
Mr.Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi
President and CEO,Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
Mr. Sivaporn Dardarananda : Secretary General .ʾ. ѵ⪵ Ե : ѵᾷ֡ ͹Թ"
Mr.Sivaporn Dardarananda
Director and Secretary General
Chatchote Thitaram DVM,PhD
Chaleamchat Somgird DVM, MS, PhD
Pol.Maj.Gen. Chookiat  Prathipasen : Vice-Secretary General Mr.Bodin Asavanich : Advisor of Foundation; ʾ.  ѧҳԪ : ѵᾷ֡
Pol.Maj.Gen. Chookiat Prathipasen
Director and Vice-Secretary General
Mr. Bodin Asavanich
Taweepoke Angkwanish DVM,PhD


Advisor of Foundation
    Dr. Robert Julian Mather : Director    
    Dr. Robert Julian Mather    

Special Pachyderm Advisor
Mr.Prasob Thipprasert : Special Pachyderm Advisor
Mr. Prasob Thipprasert

Foundation Officers and Staff
Bangkok Office Chiangmai Office Lopburi Office
Miss Premjith  Hemmawath : General Manager of  Bangkok  Office Miss  Thanyaluck: coordinator of  Chiengmai  Office Miss  Warisra : Coordinator of  Chiengmai  Office
Miss Premjith Hemmawath
General Manager of Bangkok Office
Miss Thanyaluck Kakad
Coordinator of Chiangmai and Lampang Office
Miss Warissara Utensut
Coordinator of Lopburi Office
Miss Suttinee Pinit : Assistant Manager
Mrs. Suttinee Laoratnarungruang
Assistant Manager
Miss Ruttanaporn Seeying : Accountant
Mrs. Tawamonwan Thepsong
Miss Chamaiporn Triyapattana : Accountant
Miss Chamaiporn Tariyapattanakomjorn
Coordinator of Bangkok Office

Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

Elephant Reintroduction Foundation
Elephant Reintroduction Foundation
888 I Tower Building, 18th Fl., Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand.
Tel. (+66) 0-2512-2627-8 Fax. (+66) 0-2512-2629

E-mail : erf2545@gmail.com