Top News Anantara calls on fitness enthusiasts to move and contribute to conservation work By TTG Asia / Posted on 26 August, 2021 9:33 The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has kicked off a global fitness initiative to benefit the essential work of wildlife rangers in conservation hotspots from Thailand to the Philippines and from Cambodia to Tanzania. The Run, Walk, Crawl for Rangers competition from September 1 to 30 invites fitness enthusiasts to track their steps on their smart device during the month of September and stand a chance to win memorable accommodation stays at Anantara properties worth over US$20,000. Participation fees from Run, Walk, Crawl for Rangers will be directed to five wildlife ranger teams to fund their conservation work Funds raised by the US$25 participation fee will be equally divided to benefit the work of five wildlife ranger teams – the Wildlife Alliance in Cambodia that provides direct ranger intervention to stop forest destruction; Masungi Georeserve in the Philippines that is a conservation area and a rustic rock garden tucked in the rainforests of Rizal; HoneyGuide that runs community-based conservation initiatives including the Randilen Wildlife Management Area in Tanzania; the Freeland Foundation in Thailand that provides comprehensive training to rangers and protected areas managers; and the rangers at Cardamom Tented Camp Concession. The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation was set up at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand in 2003, primarily to help Thailand’s street begging elephants and others that could not help themselves. Since then, the Foundation has branched out to lend a helping hand and resources to other conservation projects mainly in South-east Asia and Africa, including the Cardamom Tented Camp Concession in Cambodia where Khmer rangers patrol the pristine land to protect against deforestation and illegal poaching. Registration is at Thai.fit.