Nature & Wildlife

Agra tourism guild to spread awareness about rescued elephants

AGRA: Giving boost to the cause of rescued elephants, the Tourism Guild of Agra, having several five star hotels as its members, has joined hands with Wildlife SOS.

The guild will spread awareness about the rescued pachyderms among tourists, especially foreigners, visiting Taj Mahal, reports The Times of India.

Arun Dang, president of Agra Tourism Guild, said: “The guild will support Wildlife SOS and spread awareness about its unique effort of saving wildlife in Agra. It was a wonderful experience for the guild members to see the rescued elephants at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre Mathura recently. Hearing about the trauma that these elephants have been through is heart breaking. We appreciate this noble cause to protect and conserve elephants.”

Rajiv Saxena, secretary of Agra Tourism Guild, said, “Meeting the Wildlife SOS team and the rescued elephants was a memorable experience for all of us. We are happy to be associated with the NGO which is working for their safety.”

Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan said that several guild members took a trip to the rescue centre and got a first-hand experience of the work being done to save the elephants, many of whom have suffered decades of oppression.

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