Protecting elephants, welcoming tourists
Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson looks at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort's efforts to balance the financial and ethical demands of rescuing elephants, helping their caretakers, and welcoming tourists in northern Thailand.
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