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Elephant Haven-1st Europe Sanctuary

$2,909 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 13 months
THE STORY:
Hello everyone! I'm helping Elephant Haven in France raise a part of the money to help them reach their goal so they can build the first barn for the elephants. I hope you'll do your part, too, and donate to this wonderful sanctuary they want to build for the love of elephants!!!  

People can donate from all over the world (using a major credit or debit card.)   
 
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MORE AND MORE COUNTRIES IN EUROPE ARE BANNING WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES.

ELEPHANT HAVEN OFFERS A PLACE FOR ELEPHANTS TO ENJOY THEIR RETIREMENT.


PLEASE HELP OUT WITH THE BUILDING OF THE ELEPHANT BARN SO ELEPHANT HAVEN CAN OFFER SPACE AND TRANQUILITY TO THE FIRST ELEPHANTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !   

Why Elephant Haven?

There are more than 100 elephants in circuses in Europe! More and more European countries are banning wild animals in circuses. But where are we to place them? Relocating them back to their country of origin is not always a realistic option. In Europe there was no sanctuary.

Elephant Haven European Elephant Sanctuary (EHEES)  wants to offer elephants space and tranquility for life.   

Where?

25th of May 2016 EHEES completed the sale for land of almost 29 hectares (72acres), (with the possibility to expand) located in St. Nicolas Courbefy, Bussière Galant, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Limousin, France. 


ELEPHANT BARN The existing open barn on the land has to be closed and insulated. It needs windows and doors, ventilation, heating, a caregiver area and an inside structure for elephants. Inside there will also be sandboxes and a corridor, which can be connected to one another. There will be an adjacent outside paddock. 


This GoFundMe Fundraiser will help start the construction of the elephant barn. THE SOONER THE BARN IS BUILT THE SOONER THE ELEPHANTS CAN COME TO RETIRE. 

LET US UNITE TO OFFER ELEPHANTS A PLACE TO ENJOY THEIR RETIREMENT.

TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE.

Thanks to the generous help from supporters, businesses and organizations, we can start putting up the first 4 hectares (10 acres) of elephant fence. We will expand from there as soon as possible.   

Of course, Phase 1 will cost more than $50,000, but remember,
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu)      


EHEES timeline: http://www.elephanthaven.com/en/elephant-haven/elephant-info-eng

2016: Files, licensing and research, submitting building permit, and the start of phase 1: Making a part of the perimeter fence.

2017-2018: Continue phase 1- a conversion from an existing open stable to a barn suitable for maximum 3 elephants. Fence the first four hectares and night paddock for the elephants and continue making the perimeter fence.

2018-2019: This year we can offer a place to retire for the first elephants. After getting autorisation, we are allowed to receive the first visitors, and for that, a walking path and lookout platform will be built. (Phase 2)The elephants will never be disturbed.

2019-2022: Construction of second barn, of the education centre and the multipurpose space. (The second barn cannot immediately be built because the urbanization plan needs to be changed.) (Phase 3)

2022-... : Purchase adjoining land (Phase 4)


PLEASE HELP US WITH BUILDING OF THE ELEPHANT BARN SO ELEPHANT HAVEN CAN OFFER SPACE AND TRANQUILITY TO THE FIRST ELEPHANTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !     

Any donation (large or small, monthly or a one-off) means a support and allows us the opportunity to offer a place to retire the first elephants.  

See what your donations will be used for: http://www.elephanthaven.com/en/help-out/wish-list   

The values of an elephant brings us back to basics and we want to let everybody know. We can learn so much from them. They touch us in the depths of our soul… out of respect …   

BY PLEDGING YOUR DONATION YOU ARE HELPING ELEPHANTS IN EUROPE TO RETIRE.  
We are eternally grateful for your generosity and support and we thank you in advance for joining us on this very special journey.  

Thank you for the support.If you have any questions please contact us at info@elephanthaven.com


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THE INSTALLATION OF THE STEEL POSTS HAS STARTED.
The construction of the inner structure is realised by: sas Vaudelin, Lamartine Construction and La Fabrique d'Architecture.

With the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot / WAP / FAADA / One Voice / SNDA

After the inner structure will be finished, we will need to close and insulate the building, and install a heating system.

Can you help us please?
Every donation (large or small, monthly or a one-off) means a valuable support and gives us the opportunity to offer the first elephants a place to retire.

Many thanks for the support!
The Elephant Haven team
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Hello Everyone! We're on our way to helping Elephant Haven build their first barn! Please join me and donate to make sure that retired circus elephants in Europe have a sanctuary to go to! No amount is too small. Thank you so much!
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Thank you to all of our donors and wishing you a very Happy Holiday season.
Thanks to everyone who donated!
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The holidays are a perfect time to think about Elephant Haven in Europe and help them get up and running so retired circus elephants will have a place to go and SOON! Let's make theirs a Happy Holiday season by donating so Sofie and Tony can finish building their first barn and receive their first guests! No amount is too small. If you can't donate at this time, please SHARE! Thank you so much!
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