Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSE)
The origin of Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSE) began in 2012 when our founding board and notable experts came together, initially to work on a solution to the growing crisis for captive elephants in South America, but the realization of how global the struggle actually was became quickly evident.
Captive elephant health, internationally, is in a state of emergency. Severely restricted by a life on chains or extreme confinement, insufficient diet and isolation from proper social groupings often leads to severe health complications, exposure to and development of active tuberculosis disease and psychological illness ranging from extreme aggression, self-mutilation and withdrawal.
Human awareness of the suffering of captive animals is increasing, creating a global desire for positive change. In some regions around the world, private groups of concerned citizens are working to create alternatives for these elephants in need but few people have the experience and knowledge to move these efforts forward.See more