Carol Buckley, a writer and an international leader in the care and trauma recovery of elephants, is founder and President/CEO of Elephant Aid International.
With nearly forty years experience working with elephants in captivity, Buckley is known for her extensive knowledge of elephant values, physiology and culture. She has developed revolutionary non-dominant management systems and holistic healthcare programs that support the recovery of elephants while ensuring their autonomy.
In 1995 Buckley co-founded The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the first natural habitat refuge for sick, old and needy elephants, which is internationally known for its integrative holistic approach to medical care and recovery.
A leading spokesperson and expert witness for elephant care and protection nationally and internationally, Buckley works with governmental agencies and private organizations to strengthen regulations protecting the welfare of elephants in captivity.
Buckley received a 2001 Genesis Award in recognition of her innovative work and has been named a Hero for The Planet by Time magazine and an Ambassador for Elephants by Asian Elephants Today.
Buckley has contributed chapters to The Elephant's Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants (Iowa State University Press, 2001) and An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-Being of Elephants in Captivity (Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, 2009). She co-authored an article, “The Art of Cultural Brokerage: Recreating Elephant-Human Relationship and Community,” for the Spring 2010 issue of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, and has authored three popular children’s books on elephants; Travels with Tarra, Just for Elephants and Tarra and Bella, the Elephant and Dog who Became Best Friends.
For more information visit www.carolbuckley.com/elevisions and www.elephantaid.org
Member since 2012
Region: Midsouth (Tennessee/Kentucky)
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