Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation (STEF) is an elephant charity dedicated to elephant health care and welfare.
STEF gives elephants in the South of Thailand the best chance of a life free from unnecessary pain and suffering by providing free elephant veterinary care and the very best in elephant medicine.
We are not an elephant sanctuary, but elephant welfare is our concern, and we have a specialist elephant vet team based at our new elephant hospital near Khok Kloi in Phang Nga Province. We also operate a mobile veterinary clinic so that our vets can reach every Thai elephant in the area that needs our help. The mobile clinic has enabled us to deliver free elephant care to many elephants in need in Southern Thailand.
Elephant welfare in Thailand has been particularly important during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the economy has suffered and many elephant owners have struggled to feed their elephants. During the height of the pandemic, we ran a major elephant fundraising campaign which sought corporate sponsorship as well as elephant charity donations, and we raised enough funds to enable us to deliver over 700 truck-loads of feed to hungry Southern Thailand elephants.
To continue to run our free veterinary services, we need you to donate to save elephants. You can sponsor an elephant through our Medicine Angels scheme or simply give a gift to support elephants. The Asian elephant is an endangered species, and we are doing all we can to conserve Thailand’s elephants and ensure they have the best possible future.