Using a drone, we have been able to capture some amazing views of the new site at Ban Ton Sae. It shows clearly how much has been achieved in a very short time. Our thanks are due to the two technicians from Monosun who took the shots as part of their survey for the site’s renewable energy needs (more on that later).

You can see clearly the extensive roadworks that have been completed. This was a big job as the terrain is quite hilly and we needed to complete the work before the rains. The underlying surfaces had to be prepared, drains laid, and reinforced concrete thick enough to carry the weight of a truck carrying an elephant had to be laid. We took professional advice on the necessary strength of the concrete and are waiting now to test it out. At the top of the photo left, you can see the three pools that we have dredged and restored, and to the north of the pools will be the education centre. The clinic is at the southern border of the site and has been prepared ready for laying the concrete foundations in June 2019.

In this photo, right, you can see the layout for the clinic, To the left of the main barn will be the office and laboratory and we will allow space for future accommodation and an elephant research facility.

We are really beginning to feel things are coming together now and we will keep you fully informed of the latest news. Thank you very much for your continuing support and for following us on Facebook.

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