Joyce Poole and Petter Granli met many people interested in and even passionate about elephants and the work of ATE and ElephantVoices during their two week lecture and fundraising tour. We are fully dependant on the generosity of individuals to continue our long-term research, conservation and welfare efforts. The good news is therefore that the lectures and meetings in Bozeman, Jackson Hole, San Francisco and Los Angeles led to substantial financial support.
We are all extremely grateful for the many generous donations - and warm thanks to the hosts, organizers and helpers who contributed so much along the way!
During their tour Joyce and Petter also visited PAWS, to meet Pat Derby, Ed Stewart and their elephants. It is wonderful to see how quickly elephants begin to act like elephants once they have access to space and companions...