ABOUT CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS
Asian elephants hold a long and rich history of living under human care. From religious deities to forestry assistants, Asian elephants have help create, expand and improve communities throughout Southeast Asia.
This cultural heritage deserves to continue, but with modern-day expectations. No captive elephant should be harmed or live in fear of humans. As an endangered species, Asian elephant welfare should be a priority. But with so many elephant camps in Southeast Asia, interpreting and understanding which camps treat their elephants well is complicated and confusing.
ACES provides a quick and easy evaluation process so visitors can identify your camp as meeting international standards of quality camp welfare. Certification allows your camp to use the ACES logo for marketing purposes, separating your camp from the others.