New Elephant Friendly™ Tea Certification Standards Released

Elephant Friendly™ Tea standards for certification were released in November, 2019.    The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network, in partnership with the University of Montana, has released the new certification standards that provide science-backed benchmarks to ensure that best practices are applied in tea agriculture regions overlapping with endangered elephant movement areas. The standards can be … Continue reading New Elephant Friendly™ Tea Certification Standards Released

Tea and Coffee Trade Journal Features Elephant Friendly™ Tea

The international tea and coffee industry's top publication, the Tea and Coffee Trade Journal, featured the Elephant Friendly™ Tea story on the cover of the September 2019 issue.  Take a peek inside the journal to learn about how the Elephant Friendly™ Tea partnership began, and how it is leading the way towards a more sustainable … Continue reading Tea and Coffee Trade Journal Features Elephant Friendly™ Tea

World Tea Expo Features Elephant Friendly™ Tea Program

The 2019 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas featured Certified Elephant Friendly™ products and the story of the tea farms which not only produce wonderful teas, but also provide safe passage for endangered Asian elephants in India.  The booth was sponsored by Elephant Origins, the philanthropic company that was started to help support Certified Elephant … Continue reading World Tea Expo Features Elephant Friendly™ Tea Program

The IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group Features Elephant Friendly™ Tea in Gajah Journal

The IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has featured the Elephant Friendly™ Tea Certification Program in the News Briefs Section of their recent issue of Gajah Journal.   If you are interested in Asian elephant conservation issues, scientific research and the latest innovative approaches to help save this globally endangered species, Gajah is a … Continue reading The IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group Features Elephant Friendly™ Tea in Gajah Journal

Why Should Your Brew Be Elephant Friendly?

'Elephant-friendly tea?' Yup, you heard that right. Find out why you should be more concerned with your choice of brew  by Sharmila Vaidyanathan Check out this Nature In Focus magazine article by Sharmila Vaidyanathan  https://www.natureinfocus.in/nature-and-wildlife-conservation/why-should-your-brew-be-elephant-friendly  

The Elephant Friendly™ conservation efforts make the Mongabay list of positive actions towards biodiversity conservation in 2018

  When the University of Montana and the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network joined forces to create an innovative model that would bring agriculture to the forefront of the conservation of endangered elephants,  the idea of the Certified Elephant Friendly™  program was born. Check out the Mongabay story about why this program tops the list in … Continue reading The Elephant Friendly™ conservation efforts make the Mongabay list of positive actions towards biodiversity conservation in 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early for the Love of Elephants!

Join us for Elephant Friendly Tea Tasting and Visual Storytelling in Bend, Oregon February 6, 2018 7-8 pm at The Environmental Center. This event is sponsored by the University of Montana Broader Impacts Group, the Wildlife.  Friendly Enterprise Network, and Bend, Oregon's very own Metolius Artisan Teas.  Metolius Artisan Teas is the first Oregon-based company … Continue reading Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early for the Love of Elephants!