All About Elephants Show

SANGITA IYER

Nikita interviews Sangita Iyer of the “Gods in Shackles” fame. Keep a tissue box handy as you listen to heart-wrenching accounts of the festival elephants of India. Learn about the plight of wild elephants as well: train collisions, human-ele conflicts, habitat constraints. And get wowed by the innovative solutions that Sangita brings through her organization VFAES.  

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Unspoken souls with Mieko Saho and Koh Okuno

Rachana talks with Mieko Saho and Koh Okuno about the launch of their crowdfunding campaign for the Unspoken Souls movie.

 

A universal story about the exploitation of animals, people, and nature.

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Elephant Haven Sanctuary with Sofie & Tony

Nikita Dhawan, Founder of Youth for Animals, chats with Tony Verhulst and Sofie Goetghebeur co-founders of Elephant Haven sanctuary in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region of south-west of France.

 

The sanctuary currently houses two Asian female elephants Gandhi and Delhi in its 70 acre area.

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Human-Elephant Conflict With Alana Reynolds

Nikita Dhawan, Founder, Youth for Animals converses with Alana Reynolds, currently a student of environmental law at Stanford University, about her past research on effective methods to mitigate human-elephant conflict e.g. chili and bee fences.

 

Alana also talks about challenges and opportunities in the field of environmental law. 

Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee with Todd Montgomery

Nikita Dhawan, Founder, Youth for Animals converses with Todd Montgomery, Sr. Manager of External Relations for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the largest natural habitat sanctuary in North America.

 

Since 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary  has provided "a home and a herd” to 28 elephants retired from performance and exhibition in its 3060 acre facility, 

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Born Free Foundation with Chris Lewis

Nikita Dhawan, Founder of Youth for Animals, interviews Chris Lewis the Captivity Research Officer at the Born Free Foundation who focuses on captive wild animal welfare and legislation in the UK.

 

Chris has been instrumental in the publication of BFF’s recent report, "Legacy of Shame” highlighting the plight of zoo elephants.

Rally for Animal Rights with Panchali Panapitiya

Nikita Dhawan from Youth for Animals, interviews Panchali Panapitiya, co-founder of RARE (Rally for Animal Rights), one of Sri Lanka’s leading animal rights organization responsible for spotlighting the plight of Sri Lankan captive elephants.

In Defense of Animals with Courtney Scott

Nikita Dhawan, Founder of Youth for Animals interviews Courtney Scott, Elephant Consultant for In Defense of Animals (IDA), about IDA’s Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants campaign.

Amboseli Trust for elephants

In celebration of World Elephant Day Nicole Rojas from Wild for Change chats with Dr Vicki Fishlock of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.

SAVE ELY

Nikita Dhawan from Youth for Animals talks with Diana Valencia founder of the non-profit NGO Abriendo Jaulas Abriendo Mentes (Opening Cages Opening Minds) about their campaign to free and rehabilitate Ely, a female African elephant in Aragón Zoo, in Mexico City.

 

Translator & campaign supporter Lila Nieto joins them.

 

In English and Spanish with Spanish translation.

Nalini Ramachandran

In the past two decades, Nalini Ramachandran has worked as a writer and an editor across various media—film and television, newspapers and magazines, children's books and graphic novels. Her works often explore the intersections between culture, nature, wildlife, and human existence.

 

She is the author of multiple books, including Trumpet Calls: Epic Tales of Extraordinary Elephants; Gods, Giants and the Geography of India; Nava Durga: The Nine Forms of the Goddess; Lore of the Land: Storytelling Traditions of India; and APJ Abdul Kalam: One Man, Many Missions.

DR. MARION GARAI

Nikita talks with Dr. Marion Garai.

 

Dr. Garai is a specialist in animal behaviour and focuses on the social behaviour and psychology of elephants. 

FREE BUNKA WITH MARK STRATTON

Nikita from Youth for Animals talks with Mark Stratton about his new campaign to free Bunka from the Yerevan zoo in Armenia.

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GENTLE GIANTS & BIONIC PETS: BIONIC GIANTS 2

Diana Munoz and Colby Steiner from Gentle Giants Non-Profit & Derrick Campana from Bionic Pets have worked together to give a new lease of life for Thai Koon, Medo and Kabu living at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. Hear their story.

SAVE NOSEY NOW WITH BARBARA LOVETT

Join Barbara Lovett from Save Nosey Now and host Nicole Rojas talking about the successful move of Nosey the elephant to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary.

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LEAP FOR LUCY

Rachana chats with Mary-Ann Holm from L.E.A.P. about Lucy the elephant who has been in captivity at Edmonton Zoo for 45 years.

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Youth For Animals

Youth for Animals founder Nikita Dhawan chats with Rachana about their achievements and plans for the future.

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Gentle Giants

Diana and Colby chat to Rachana about the formation of Gentle Giants and their accomplishments so far.

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