ACES works alongside the world’s leading elephant veterinarians and researchers, tourism organisations, governments and industry partners to continually develop our welfare standards for captive elephants in Southeast Asia.
We welcome opportunities to collaborate with new partners – contact us to discuss how ACES can contribute to your research, training and tourism initiatives and development projects.
Dr Janine Brown
Dr Janine Brown is a world leader in Asian elephant physiology and endocrinology. Her work focuses on improving the management and conservation of endangered species, both in captivity and in the wild. Dr Brown is head of the endocrinology laboratory at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and is a world authority on elephant reproductive biology, amongst other specialisations.
Kim has been the Senior Elephant Keeper at Houston Zoo since 2007. Houston Zoo’s elephant program is well known due to its research partnership with the Baylor College of Medicine to understand and manage EEHV more effectively. Kim has been involved with eight successful elephant births at the zoo, and has travelled to the Lao Elephant Conservation Center twice to support their socialisation and enrichment program.
Dan Koehl has worked with almost 100 elephants in three continents. Starting as an elephant keeper at the Stockholm Zoo, Dan has worked in zoos throughout Europe, including in Germany, Sweden and Austria. Based in Southeast Asia since 2010, Dan has bought his wealth of experience in captive elephant management to supporting elephant welfare throughout Cambodia.