The Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary was created to protect elephants and other endangered animals of the region and to conserve their natural habitat. Read More >
David and Pam Casselman
Julie and Gilbert Alexandre
Richard Mc Lellan M.D.
The Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary was created, in partnership with the government of Cambodia, to protect elephants and other endangered animals of the region and to conserve their natural habitat. More than one million acres of this rich forest landscape and its diverse wildlife population are now protected by the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary.
In 2004, Attorney David Casselman founded the sanctuary. After traveling to the region, he became concerned about the lack of resources the Cambodian people had to protect their precious natural lands, elephants and other endangered animals of the region. He set out to address the problem by sponsoring the sanctuary.
In addition to protecting elephants and other animals that live on the sanctuary, the project evolved to create an observation area where abused and abandoned elephants from the region could be rehabilitated. Further plans have evolved to employ, house and train veterinarians from all over the world for the medical treatment of the sanctuary's animals. Elephants and other protected animals are cared for in the sanctuary's observation area and then released into its forests, free of poaching, logging and development.
The sanctuary is located in the provinces of Preah Vihear, Siem Reap and Odor Mean Chey in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Elephants rescued from land encroachment, poaching, zoos and circuses are able live free, natural lives in its protected boundaries.