Press and Media

February 5, 2018
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of wildlife-trade researcher and geographer Esmond Bradley Martin, who was killed at his home in Nairobi. A passionate champion of wildlife, meticulous researcher and advocate of the truth, his loss will be deeply felt by his family and all those who knew him. One of the world’s leading ivory trade experts, Esmond has been a long-term ally and has led many investigations for Save The Elephants over the years. His surveys, often ...

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January 25, 2018
Thursday, 25 January 2018: On average, mammals move distances two to three times shorter in human-modified landscapes than they do in the wild. Elephants are no exception. These findings have been published today by an international team in the journal Science. It is the first time this topic has been examined at a global scale ...

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January 23, 2018
NOTORIOUS ELEPHANT POACHER ARRESTED IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The Elephant Crisis Fund, Forgotten Parks Foundation, Upemba and Kundelungu National Parks


KATANGA 23 January 2018: Rombeau Lunda Ngandu, a member of the Royal Family of the Kinkonja Chiefdom and notorious elephant poacher responsible for killing countless elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province, has been arrested and sent to a military court for trial. Rombeau, who is believed to have commanded poaching gangs and personally killed more than 20 elephants in the besieged region in the past few years, was arrested after months of ...

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January 22, 2018
For the first time, researchers have shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts. Playbacks have been used for many years to explore the behavioural responses of African elephants to a suspected natural threat, but this is the first time this technique has been used to record how Asian elephants react to the sound of bees. The study, led by Dr Lucy King, a Research Associate with the Department of Zoology and head of ...

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January 18, 2018
NAIROBI, THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 2018:  Save The Elephants reported today that for the first time it has turned to Canada for a name of one of its female elephants, a first-time mother who lives in Kenya’s Samburu Reserve. The elephant has been named Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and is the latest elephant to be inducted in to a herd known as the First Ladies. Grégoire Trudeau is the wife of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Save The Elephants, a leading elephant ...

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November 24, 2017
Honeybees Used to Protect Large Trees from Elephant Impact, Says New Study
Save The Elephants, Elephants Alive, University of the Witwatersrand


Friday 24 November 2017: Hanging beehives containing African honeybees from the branches of marula trees are highly effective at protecting these trees from elephant impact, a new study has confirmed. Research, conducted by South African based Elephants Alive and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partnership with the Elephants and Bees Project of Save the Elephants in Kenya, has discovered that African elephants appear to avoid impacting marula ...

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September 28, 2017
Thursday 28 September, 2017: The Southeast Asian nation of Laos is now the fastest-growing ivory market in the world, according to a new publication by Save The Elephants. Their new report published today, (subs: 28 September, 2017) states that the retail ivory market in Laos has increased more rapidly than in any other country surveyed in the last ...

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September 13, 2017
FINAL, Tuesday 12 September 2017: African elephants use the cover of darkness to protect themselves where they are threatened by poachers, a new study has revealed.  Research, conducted by Save The Elephants and the University of Twente in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, has discovered that elephants move...

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July 26, 2017
Wednesday July 26, 2017. An ambitious new report identifying some of Kenya’s most important wildlife migratory corridors has been hailed by leading elephant research organisation Save The Elephants as an important step towards closing the gap between conservation and urban development. Save The Elephants, a key contributor alongside other wildlife partners to the national wildlife migratory corridors and dispersal areas report, says the report’s ...

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March 29, 2017
PRESS RELEASE The wholesale price of raw ivory in China has fallen by almost two thirds in the last three years, according to new research released today. During this time China’s government has made increasingly strong commitments to close the domestic ivory trade. In two days time, on 31st March 2017, the nation’s ivory factories are to be shut down. All retail outlets will be closed by the end of the year. In early 2014 the average ...

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February 21, 2017
  Press Release Tuesday 21st February 2017 The tiny bee defends an impoverished farmer against the advance of enormous and hungry elephants, providing honey that eases any residual bad feeling. A fable? No, this is the new reality for farmers living next to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Just how real is the subject of research published today showing that ‘beehive fences’ successfully defended ten small-scale ...

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February 8, 2017
Press Release  Enforcement Drive Snares 10 Major Criminals including Corrupt Officials and Business Executives The recent arrests in Africa (right) were connected to the ...

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September 26, 2016
PRESS RELEASE New figures for the number of forest and savannah elephants remaining across the African continent were released today, giving the first comprehensive data in nine years. According to the new Status Report by the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group, Africa now holds an estimated 415,000 elephants, which is over 100,000 fewer than they were in 2007,. The report covers all 37 nations in the elephant’s range, and includes...

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July 19, 2016
Vietnam is now one of the world’s biggest illegal ivory markets. The number of items seen for sale had risen by over six times from 2008 to 2015, according to a survey report released today by Save the Elephants. No other country is known to be as active in both illegal imports of new raw tusks and illegal exports of the final ivory products. In total, 242 open outlets with 16,099 ivory items on display available for retail sale were found in Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot town, ...

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March 10, 2016
A Lone Bull from Kenya Braves Somalia for the First Time in 20 Years
Save the Elephants, Kenya WIldlife Service & Northern Rangelands Trust


An elephant from Kenya has been tracked crossing the border into Somalia, providing the first confirmation in over twenty years that elephants continue to survive in the war-torn African nation.On 16th February, Morgan, an impressive bull elephant in his mid-30s, began an extraordinary 220 km journey. Since being fitted with a GPS tracking collar in December he’d remained in the same area, but at dusk that night he began moving with ...

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