Children watch in awe as an Asian Elephant (chang in Thai) opens his mouth during a “People-Elephant-Forest” talk for school children conducted by the Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TERF) in Cham Pak Paew temple in Thailand’s Suraburi p...

Photo | September 15, 2009

Children watch in awe as an Asian Elephant (chang in Thai) opens his mouth during a “People-Elephant-Forest” talk for school children conducted by the Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund (TERF) in Cham Pak Paew temple in Thailand’s Suraburi province, 150 kilometers North of Bangkok, as part of an educational effort to promote elephant conservation during the fourth day of the Greenpeace-led Change Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, a march for change by people and elephants rehabilitated by TERF, is on its fourth day of traversing Thailand’s Central Plains to tell the story of climate change impacts to communities, and to gather support for calling on world leaders, particularly United States President Obama, for an ambitious, fair and binding climate deal in Southeast Asia, and to make available necessary funds to protect Southeast Asia’s natural forests, to ensure the future of the region, its biodiversity and its people.

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