RESPonsible Elephant Conservation Trust

The formation of RESPECT

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On 1st March 2018, when newspaper reported that an elephant had intruded into a primary school canteen in Telupid, a town in mid Sabah, it prompted a few like minded individuals to come together to discuss ways to minimize or even solve the issues of human and elephant conflicts.

After a brainstorming session, it was decided that we form a Trust towards this purpose. It will be called RESPECT, RESPonsible Elephant Conservation Trust.

The objectives:

– To create a managed large scale landscape appropriate for elephant behavior and ecology

– To engage the local community in the management of the landscape

Patron: Tan Sri Richard Malanjum

Chairman: Mr Alexander Yee


– Datuk Dr John Brian Payne

– Mr Fong Ming San

– Datuk Mugutan Vanar

– Datuk Dr Laurentius Nayan Ambu