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A New Year and New Elephant Friendly™ Tea Certification Standards

The new Elephant Friendly™ Tea standards are out!  The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network, in partnership with the University of Montana, has released 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 viewed HERE Reducing the risks of … Continue reading A New Year and New Elephant Friendly™ Tea Certification Standards

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

Scaling up begins with more tea growers applying for Elephant Friendly™ tea certification in 2019

The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the University of Montana established the Elephant Friendly™ standards of certification as an evidence-based program to help reduce the unnecessary deaths of endangered Asian elephants and reduce human-elephant conflicts that would help both people and elephants in tea growing regions where elephants continue to move across great swaths of … Continue reading Scaling up begins with more tea growers applying for Elephant Friendly™ tea certification in 2019

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 University of Montana Celebrates Earth Week in an Elephant Friendly™ Way

Earth Day is a time to celebrate nature and consider how our actions make a difference for the future.  The University of Montana, where the Elephant Friendly™ idea was founded as a result of extensive research and community work in partnership with the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network.  This campus is now going Elephant Friendly™ for … Continue reading The University of Montana Celebrates Earth Week in an Elephant Friendly™ Way

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