The Family Park Sottrum, Germany, is an institution for education and an information center about environmental care and nature preservation. Many special exhibitions were arising there, for example "Our Amphibians - Diversity and Care" or "The Wolf in Germany today".
Elke has a special interest for drawing and painting recently vanished species (Thylacine - Thylacinus cynocephalus, Laughing Owl - Sceloglaux albifacies and others) as well as endangered and critically endangered species (Rüppell's Vulture - Gyps rueppellii, Takahe - Porphyrio hochstetteri, Kakapo - Strigops habroptilus, Sumatran Rhinoceros - Dicerorhinus sumatrensis and others), to call the public's attention to the critical status of many extant species.
Elke is supporting the following organizations: 1. "Foundation Pro Biodiversity = Stiftung Pro Artenvielfalt". 2. "Vogelschutz-Komitee e.V." in Germany. 3. "World Wildlife Fund = WWF". She is a sustaining member of the Museum Heineanum, Halberstadt, Germany, which includes a project center to protect the Red Kite (Milvus milvus) in Germany.