The Tom Yum project

Habitat loss and competition over space increase human-elephant conflict. Bring The Elephant Home tackles the root of these conflicts by countering human-induced conservation challenges.

The Tom Yum project starts at the Tom Yum nursery, where communities work together to germinate seeds of crops that are unpalatable to elephants – instead of the highly palatable crops they grow presently. Alternative crops help increase biodiversity. 

Proceeds of Elephant & Co go toward restoring elephant habitat and creating greater social, economic and ecological resilience in Ruam Thai village. Together, we make peaceful coexistence possible!

Watch the beautiful Our Better World video about the Tom Yum project! Community-made Tom Yum products available for purchase include citronella candles in hand-carved coconut holders, stress-relieving lemongrass soaps and elephant-friendly rewild tea.

Learn more about our holistic conservation approaches at Bring The Elephant Home