Kenya’s Reteti Elephant Sanctuary — the first community-owned elephant sanctuary in East Africa — provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and a home for orphaned elephants affected by poaching and the ivory trade. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.

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