Save Elephant Foundation has been formed by an incredible woman, Sangduen “Lek” Chailert. Her passion for elephants began when her grandfather, received a baby elephant as payment for healing a man. Lek would spend a lot of time with her friend which resulted in her life’s path. She dedicate her life to advocating for the rights and welfare of the Asian elephants in Thailand, where these animals are used on streets by beggars, in hospitality for entertainment and are terribly mistreated. A lot of animals go through constant beating and submission. Lek’s hard work has been recognized and her voice has been heard. Several documentaries have been produced by National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet and the BBC about the foundation. Lek has also won many honorary awards: she was named one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of Asia for her work in conservation in 2005 and the Ford Foundation’s “Hero of the Planet” in 2001. Hillary Clinton invited Lek to Washington, DC in 2010 to honor her as one of six Women Heroes of Global Conservation. If you want to make a donation for the elephants, please, see the website below.