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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

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 – “P... Read More


UPDATED - Capacity building in Laos

This project will reduce the illegal capture and trade of wild and captive elephants through the registration and micro-chipping of captive elephants. Learn More

UPDATED - Plantation of Elephant Food Plants

Human-elephant conflict is a problem in many villages in Assam. Learn More

UPDATED - 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