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International Symposium 2015

Internationally renowned elephant reproductive physiologist and International Elephant Foundation Board of Director Dr. Dennis Schmitt will be presenting at the Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians' (AIZWV) International Symposium on "Ecology and Health Management of Asiatic Elephant" in New Delhi, 19-20 November 2015. Click Here for Info

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Interview: Dr. Michele Miller

Elephant Conservation, Outreach & Elephant Diseases IEF is very excited to start a new interview segment in our eNewsletter, aiming to have conse... Read More

Profile: Dr. Gary Hayward, John Hopkins Univ.

Interview reprinted courtesy of the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biol... Read More

Integrating teaching and folklore theatre to promote HECx

R. Marimuthu and B.A. Daniel International Elephant Foundation IEF funded a project to conduct 10 Human Elephant Coexistence street plays, two days te... Read More

Conservation Project Grant Application – 2016

IEF is now accepting proposals for 2016 AFRICAN ELEPHANT IN SITU Conservation Funding Support. 2016 African Elephant Conservation Grant Application IE... Read More

2015 Symposium Rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2015 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium in Sri Lanka will be postponed. More information ... Read More

Appreciation of Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Support

For years, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey has provided an opportunity for children and adults to see elephants up close and be amazed at their si... Read More


Model HEC in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem

Human elephant conflict (HEC) and elephant poaching are a major challenge to Learn More

Preserving Africa´s Last Great Tuskers

Poaching for ivory dramatically increases the pressure on individual elephants carrying the iconic large tusks. Learn More

Protecting Elephants through Conservation Detection Dog Network

The use of conservation detection dogs has spread rapidly worldwide and particularly in Africa. Learn More

Conservation genetics of Asian Elephant in Southern India

The Nilgiris-Eastern Ghats (NEG) region of Southern India supports the largest wild Learn More

Integrating Teaching and Folklore Theatre

Human elephant conflict (HEC) has become a problem in most of India. Several mitigation measures have been initiated to Learn More

Survey of Elephant Corridors across Railway Tracks

Fast moving trains are killing an increasing number of elephants as the trains traverse fragmented elephant habitat Learn More

Mounted Horse Patrol, Anti-Poaching, Kenya

The horses and their riders of Mount Kenya Trust will be working with the Kenya Wildlife Service to secure the areas Learn More