Schoolchildren from Witarajrangsan School welcome the elephants of the Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan during an educational activity about elephants, biodiversity, forests and climate change in Chacheongsoa. The Caravan, now on its 11th day, is a 15-...

Photo | September 23, 2009

Schoolchildren from Witarajrangsan School welcome the elephants of the Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan during an educational activity about elephants, biodiversity, forests and climate change in Chacheongsoa. The Caravan, now on its 11th day, is a 15-day people’s caravan for change with elephants rehabilitated by the Thai Elephant Research and Conservation Fund. The journey passes through climate change impacted areas of Thailand and ends on September 27, a day before the start of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change intercessional meeting in the capital. Greenpeace is calling on world leaders, particularly United States President Barack Obama, for an ambitious, fair and binding global climate treaty, and for funds for mitigation and adaptation from developed to developing countries, starting with funds to protect forests in Southeast Asia, home to 20 percent of all known species of plants and animals, including the Asian Elephant (chang in Thai).