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The main sources of our funding so far have been the following:

Several individuals, companies and organizations have kindly donated towards the programme and increased its impact.

For the years 2006 to 2011, the Nepal programme was run as a part of the development and conservation collaboration carried out in Nepal by WWF Finland. The majority of these funds were provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, which has a long history of development cooperation in Nepal. The rest was generated by WWF Finland's own fundraising. WWF Nepal also was a key player by contributing resources, skills and time of their staff.

An additional start-up grant that made initiating the programme possible, was provided for the period from 2006 to 2008 by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the largest animal welfare organization in the world; it has since changed its name to World Animal Protection.

Australia Zoo and Zoological Society of London have supported the work by covering the expenses of the field trips of their elephant training experts in 2009 and 2010.

We are currently applying for further institutional funding, in order to carry out the next stage of the Nepal programme (a nationwide transition to elephant-friendly practices), and also to respond to the requests we get from other countries to start similar programmes.

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