Borneo Wildlife Preservation was founded in 2014 by renowned Animal Trainer and Behaviorist, Katerina Pirelli. The focus of BWP is to support locally partnered wildlife and non-government organizations ensure the survival of the Bornean Elephants as well as other endangered species.

BWP, previously Pygmy Elephant Foundation, is a publicly supported charitable 501 (c)(3) organization registered in the state of California, USA and categorized by IRS EIN #46-1763411.  BWP is also an non-profit association registered in France since 2020 and is listed under French law with Fiscal #W610614576.

Mission Statement
Promoting vital solutions to end animal suffering, eliminate the clear cutting of rain forests and support the sustainability of natural renewable resources.

Local Projects:

  • Forest restoration, reconnecting forest corridors with tree-planting activities in critical migration routes for the Bornean Elephants
  • Strategic land purchasing to ensure the elephants have space to migrate and flourish
  • Rehabilitation of injured, displaced and orphaned elephants with the direct hands-on support of our partnered elephant sanctuary
  • School education and sponsorship programs for local children as well as education abroad teaching the importance of conservation
  • BWP also coordinates Private Expeditions to potential donors and offers eco-tourism aligned with educating and saving Bornean Elephants and their ecosystem
Borneo Wildlife Preservation