There will always be conservation problems throughout the world. But sometimes you meet people who have such focus and sensitivity that it has the potential to change your life and/or a culture.
They are able to motivate others to follow their hearts, and lead a life that has more to do with compassion than money. Lek Chailert of Thailand is promoting a conservation morality that shows
how elephants can be saved in a way that doesn't impact the shrinking habitat. And how they can be respected without the barbaric practices used to train them for tourist shows and logging operations.
It is a huge uphill battle in a place where empty stomachs and tourist dollars override the idea of animal compassion.
But she is tapping into our inner compass that tells us, regardless of culture, how to treat animals with the same respect we show ourselves.