Please join in our mission to nurture and maintain a refuge for the abused and neglected elephants of Thailand. BLES is a small, family-run charity (UK reg no – 1110252) and 100% dependant on donations from individuals like you. Any amount that you contribute will make a difference and will be reinvested into our elephants’ care. For example, a week’s worth of bananas for all of our elephants cost as little as 3,000 baht ($85/£46). By donating to the BLES eco-environment, you are supporting our elephants, saving endangered wildlife and their habitat, preventing deforestation, and preserving a threatened culture — in essence, contributing to a macrocosm of needs.

Ways of Giving:

  • Gift Aid (for UK donors only) > PDF Form
  • Use the web to raise funds for BLES > Just Giving
  • Donate by mail, please send a check to > BLES, 45 Fullers Road, South Woodford, London E18 2QB England
  • Generate a cash back donation from purchases to BLES > Easy Fundraising
  • Help promote awareness by joining Tripadvisor and writing about your BLES visit > tripadvisor
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BLES will not succeed without your help. On behalf of the elephants, we would like to thank you in advance for your support.

Banner photograph: Peggy Dyer


  • Elephants enjoy communal living on undisturbed BLES property thanks to your support. Photograph: Nancie Seavers
  • With your support, BLES hopes to welcome more calves conceived by natural breeding. Photograph: Peggy Dyer
  •  For every elephant BLES has successfully saved, two have been lost.
  • Thank you for helping provide our elephants with their favorite treat.
  •  Each mahout is carefully matched to partner a rescued elephant.
  • Companions enjoy the shade of their newly rescued trees.  Photograph: Nancie Seavers
  • We never turn our backs on animals in need.
  •  A magnificent tree saved  from logging by BLES.
  • Without your support, we cannot continue to provide a safe home for the survival and growth of the Thai elephant.
  • Every helping hand — and every donation — contributes to continuing our cause.