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Background
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

Mission
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
Director
M.R.Jiyakorn Sesavej
Broad of Committee, Thai Red Cross Children Home
Director and Treasurer
Khunying Wanna Sirivadhanabhakdi
Vice Chairman TCC Holding Co., Ltd.
Director
Gen.Noppadol Mr. Kaweephong  Hirankasi : Director Mr. Somchai Krusuansombat : Director
Gen.Noppadol Watthanotai
Royal Initiative Development Projects Advisor
Director
Mr. Kaweephong Hirankasi
Assistant Governor Metropolitan Electricity Authority
Director
Mr. Somchai Krusuansombat
Director of Thairath Newspaper Foundation
Director
Mr. Bundit Saowan : Director Mr. Pichai Chanvirachart : Director Mr. Sivaporn Dardarananda : Secretary General
Mr. Bundit Saowan
Director
Mr. Pichai Chanvirachart
President and Chief Operating Officer TISCO Finance PCL.
Director
Mr. Sivaporn Dardarananda
.
Director and Secretary General
    Pol.Maj.Gen. Chookiat  Prathipasen : Vice-Secretary General
    Pol.Maj.Gen. Chookiat Prathipasen
.
Director and Vice-Secretary General



Advisor of Foundation
  Dr. Robert Julian Mather : Director   Mr.Bodin Asavanich : Advisor of Foundation  
  Dr. Robert Julian Mather   Mr. Bodin Asavanich  

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

Advisor Veterinarian of Foundation
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Assist. Prof. Chatchote Thitaram DVM. Taweepoke Angkwanit DVM. Chaleamchat Somgird DVM.



Foundation Officers and Staff
Bangkok Office Chiangmai Office Lopburi Office
Miss Premjith  Hemmawath : General Manager of  Bangkok  Office Miss Narumol Suksao : Secretary of  Chiengmai  Office  
Miss Premjith Hemmawath
General Manager of Bangkok Office
Miss Narumol Suksao
Coordinator of Chiengmai and Lampang Office
 
Miss Suttinee Pinit : Assistant Manager
Mrs. Suttinee Laoratnarungruang
Assistant Manager
Miss Ruttanaporn Seeying : Accountant
Miss Ruttanaporn Seeying
Accountant
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