Pierre-Yves Clais , organisation director in Cambodia
Born 1968 in France
1968: Born in Angers, France.
1992: Arrived in Cambodia in as a U.N. paratrooper.
Pierre-Yves met his first elephant in Asia,
1992, Phnom Penh, Boulevard de Pochentong in Phnom Penh.
1999: Bought the previous governor residence in Banlung and created Terres Rouges Lodge in Banlung.
2015: Bought the female Ikeo, and the 2 males Bokva and Kamsen.
Co-founder of the Airavata Khmer Elephant Foundation in Banlung.
From left: Dan Koehl,
Pierre-Yves Clais, 2020.