• Create a sustainable, functional group that has the knowledge and skills to advance regional management practices and ensure a sustainable, high quality of life for all captive elephants in Southeast Asia.

  • Create a steering committee to set priorities for group activities, to coordinate with members and sub-groups, to create a master plan and guidelines, and to serve as a liaison to group members for people seeking information.

  • Develop best management practices and protocols

  • Create methods of assessment for evaluating existing camps (rating/ranking system)

  • Produce and provide educational/training materials to enhance capacity building

  • Emphasize the importance of captive populations in species conservation

  • Conduct a thorough literature search on what is available on elephant management, mahout training, conservation messages and health care