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Latest News & Events

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

EEHV Workshop 2015

NEWS RELEASE February 28, 2015 For immediate release New science, successes saving baby elephants threatened by deadly EEHV shared at workshop on viru... Read More

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


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