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A Jumbo-Sized Reunion – Wildlife Safari (Video too)

Watch the Video as Wildlife Safari is excited to announce a jumbo-sized family reunion! Liz, a 51-year-old Asian elephant, and Valerie, a 33-year-old ... Read More

Calling all Tweeterers

Help to Spread the Word #Tweet4Elephants event in Nairobi on 13th January at 6 pm Kenya Time (3pm-5pm GMT). (10am-Noon EST) As you may know, we have m... Read More

Dr. Charles Santiapillai

World-renowned conservation expert, zoologist, and Emeritus Professor, Dr. Charles Santiapillai, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Sri Lanka... Read More

Pygmy Elephants Lose Forest to Palm Oil Plantations

Best estimates put the number of pygmy elephants in Malaysian Borneo at approximately 2,200, but no one can be sure how many have lost their lives in ... Read More

Announcing the M. Phil Kahl Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline for Application submission is Feb 1, 2015 The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) supports conservation, awareness and scientific program... Read More

Dr. M. Philip Kahl

Dr. M. Philip Kahl (1934-2012) Marvin Philip Kahl – Phil as he liked to be called – was born September 28, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... 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