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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

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

From a biodiversity perspective, tuskers are rare specimens, the pinnacle of their species. Photograph: © Mark Deeble & Victoria Stone 2014 Kenya... Read More

NRT Mourn A True Conservation Hero

May 15, 2014 A brave ranger from NRT’s specialised 9-1 security team lost his life in an exchange of fire with heavily armed cattle raiders on Sunda... Read More

Student film raising awareness of illegal poaching, & supporting IEF

How Much Is Your Face Worth? (Elephant Conservation Project) Tribeca Flashpoint students teamed up with the International Elephant Foundation to raise... 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