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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

The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) supports conservation, awareness and scientific programs that enhance the survival of elephants and protec... 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

2014 Annual Report

The 2014 IEF Annual Report is available for your download and review: Download as PDF... Read More

In honor of World Elephant Day-Kandace Lynn Morris

We received this very touching letter from the mother of Kandace Lynn Morris, a lover of elephants that sadly passed away last August - “Please ... Read More

TSAVO TRUST – Saying goodbye to a Tsavo icon

NOTE: some people may find these images disturbing With great sadness, we report the death of Satao, one of Tsavo’s most iconic and well-loved tuske... Read More


UPDATED - August 2014: ID of Elephants in Conflict

Human-elephant conflict involves a complex interplay of ecological as well as biological factors determine ... Learn More

UPDATED - Antiviral Drug Ganciclovir in Asian Elephants

Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) is a significant cause of mortality in young Asian elephants Learn More

UPDATED - Mounted Horse Patrol, Anti-Poaching, Kenya

This project will enhance the capacity of law enforcement personnel to decrease the level of poaching and other illegal .. Learn More

UPDATED - HEC in Nkala Game Management Area

Since September 2011 poaching of wild elephants in Kafue National Park has increased sharply, Learn More

UPDATED - Re-colonized Population of Asian Elephant

During the 1990s, only 2 elephants were recorded in Bardia National Park, but now 60-80 elephants utilize the region. Learn More

UPDATED – June 2014: Serengeti HEC

This project will address the root causes of the conflict – poverty, lack of conservation education ... Learn More