Why Join EMA?

The Elephant Managers Association is the largest member-based organization of elephant professionals in the world. Officially formed in 1988, EMA is an international 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization of professional elephant keepers, administrators, veterinarians, researchers, and enthusiasts. The EMA is dedicated to the welfare and survival of the world's elephants through improving communication, husbandry, research, education, and conservation.

EMA members are at the forefront of our field and serve as leaders in various capacities. Please refer to the document below to learn about the benefits and resources that serve to equip our members with comprehensive support they use to advance the well-being of elephants everywhere.


Document updated August 2022.




The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) is an international, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.

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