Promote Public Awareness of The Elephants’ Plight
Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources YB Ali Biju’s visit to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Pahang today.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary was set up in order to locate, rehabilitate, subdue, facilitate and then relocate wild elephants to a guarded jungle reserve when their natural habitat is being threatened and endangered by human activity. Conflicted elephants in captivity are also rescued to rehabilitated here.
Conflicted elephants in captivity are also rescued to rehabilitated here.
In addition to providing a safe sanctuary for rescued elephants from all over Peninsula Malaysia, it also looks after orphaned elephants to ensure their continued survival and that they thrive after being found competent and released into the wild.
Currently, there are 31 elephants placed under the protection and watch of the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.
The sanctuary seeks to promote public awareness of the elephants’ plight in Malaysia and at the same time, to educate the public on the importance of the species, its habitat and environmental preservation.
YB Ali, an animal lover and firm believer in the protection of animals and their innate rights, looks forward to ensuring that his ministry not only continues this important work but also nurtures and inculcates a culture of understanding and protecting these beautiful animals.