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by Unchained Elephants

  • ฿180,000.00

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  • ฿25,543.38

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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary Sukhothai - BLES, Thailand

Unchained Elephants

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This campaign was initiated to gather funds that will go directly towards financing Kanoon’s care at BLES. With a monthly care cost of at least 15,000 baht (approx. $455) = 180,000 baht (approx. $5,460) per year,  your contributions play a crucial role in ensuring Kanoon’s well-being. We’re committed to care for Kanoon to sustain the support needed for Kanoon’s ongoing care at BLES. The above goal of 180,000 baht | US $5,460 will cover Kanoon’s care for 12 months. 

Join us in preparing a gift for Kanoon as he starts his new journey at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES in Sukhothai!

Your donations will make a difference by contributing to Kanoon’s

  • ✔️ Veterinary check-ups
  • ✔️ Food
  • ✔️ Mahout care

Let’s ensure Kanoon’s smooth transition to his forever home and provide him with all the care he deserves. Your support means the world to us and to Kanoon! 🐘🎁🌿

All funds will be allocated accordingly, based on the funds raised, to provide Kanoon with the care and love you have generously given him. Think of it like a savings bank account for Kanoon, ensuring he receives the support he needs.

Kanoon, The One Eyed Bull Elephant We’re Rescuing

On June 24th, our mission to rescue Kanoon kicked off. In Mae Tang, Chiang Mai, a 55-year-old male elephant named Kanoon is living a life of immense suffering. Chained day and night, deprived of food, and with only one working eye, his situation is dire. With his owner unable to provide proper care, Kanoon faced a tough crossroads: the logging industry or a chance at salvation. The path was clear, we had to rescue him.

To bring him to safety, we were rallying to raise $19,118 USD (650,000 baht). Our goal: to rescue Kanoon and relocate him to an ethical elephant sanctuary – Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES in Sukhothai. There, he’ll finally be unchained, receiving the care he so rightly deserves.

We’re glad to announce that on the 15th of August 2023 at 10.55pm, Mission accomplished!

For more information about Kanoon, our rescue mission and our project:

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Unchained Elephants NFT art is a cause-driven project headquartered in Phuket, Thailand. Their mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of Asian elephants by creating a sanctuary where they can roam freely in a tropical landscape, away from the harsh conditions they currently face. The project is dedicated to rescuing and buying captive elephants, educating travelers about their circumstances, and transitioning Thailand’s elephant tourism to a more responsible model.


The project is led by Daniel Villota, an Ecuador-born entrepreneur who has been a resident of Thailand since 2009. Having developed a tender connection with animals from a very young age, he wanted to help them by leveraging his business and integrate it with cutting-edge technologies (NFTs) to make a positive impact. His passion drove him to create purposeful NFTs that support elephant welfare while indulging his enthusiasm for business development and groundbreaking technologies.

During the pandemic, Daniel faced significant challenges as the digital marketing agency he founded,E-Media Asia, lost 95% of its clients. However, he adapted and seized the emerging opportunities in cryptocurrency. He successfully managed a small hedge fund for friends and families, enabling him to navigate the difficult times and ultimately venture into the world of cryptocurrencies.


Collaborating with Daniel is Susan Borvornpotsakul, known for her exceptional organizational skills and her involvement in various ventures, including growing businesses like Coffee Culture Thailand. They co-founded and operated a digital marketing agency, E-Media Asia, based in Phuket for over 13 years. Through their agency, they provided marketing services, leveraging digital platforms and strategies to help businesses thrive in the competitive landscape. Together, they bring their expertise to Unchained Elephants, operating from their base in Phuket.


Vicki Kiely, an animal rights activist with years of experience in animal protection, plays an integral role in Unchained Elephants. She brings her passion for elephants and expertise in animal rights activism to create awareness and work closely with these magnificent creatures. Vicki also owns VK Performers Studios, a performance school in Phuket, where she empowers individuals to explore their creative talents. Her unique combination of experiences contributes to the project’s mission of raising awareness and advocating for elephant welfare.

With their collective experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, and animal rights activism, the team behind Unchained Elephants combines their passion, expertise, and direct connection to the local community in Phuket to protect and support elephants, while driving positive change in Thailand’s elephant conservation efforts.

Unchained Elephants not only focuses on their cause but also provides long-term benefits to NFT holders. Through sponsorship of the rescued elephants, exclusive access to a travel club with Phuket perks, certificates of adoption, close encounters at sanctuaries, curated tourist guides, whitelisting for future drops, and merchandise discounts, they offer unique privileges to their supporters.

Please feel free to donate via any of your preferred method if you simply add the amount to the above you will also be able to donate with the following formats. But for those of you who prefer to do manually via email, call or whatsapp please feel free to get in touch with us. We accept donations for Kanun’s rescue via the following methods:

1, Credit Card / Debit Card

2. Bank Transfer – Please transfer to the following back detail below. Upon successful transfer please do send your bank transfer slip to

BANK: Kasikorn Bank
ACCOUNT NAME: Discovering Phuket
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1458517742

3. Checks – Please send a check to Discovering Phuket Co.,Ltd.,, 259/5 M.5 Bangtao Soi 1, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

4. Crypto Donations To Our Address

– BITCOIN:  bc1qe4v4m25nj9why2mn83uygy04daud8s9ea3jm89

– ETHEREUM:  0xFf01e0B3070610fA1fFfca4D185F19d7452204f5

5. Coinbase which accepts


฿986.00 or more

For every 29$ = 986 baht donated you'll receive a digital membership from Unchained Elephants. The Unchained Elephants' digital membership (NFTs) grants you exclusive access to our travel club at Where you can enjoy a 3-year membership with special discounted experiences and tours in Phuket. Or should you wish to resell teh digital artwork later, you can also do so on the XRPL marketplace.

October, 2023

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