I have tried to do my part to highlight how intertwined the future of our own species is with the health of the environments that we live in. I know that these issues can often feel overwhelming. But the process of conservation can also be something joyful.”
In memory of the late writer, environmentalist, and co-founder of the charity Elephant Family, Mark Shand, the “Travels to my Elephant” race first began in 2015 to gather supporters for conversation projects across Asia to preserve the alarmingly endangered species. This is achieved by restoring their forest habitat, supporting anti-poaching laws, and preventing conflicts between humans and elephants.