Press and Media

June 3, 2010
WASHINGTON --- Relentless in his lifelong devotion to the elephants’ survival, Save the Elephants founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D., has been named the 2010 recipient of the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. In recognition for his lifetime achievements, Dr. Douglas-Hamilton will receive $100,000 and the Lilly Medal at a gala ceremony presented by Cummins Inc. on Sept. 25, 2010, at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. The colorful career of Iain...

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April 30, 2010
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tahli Kouperstein, 240-662-2221 Tahli_kouperstein@discovery.com Nikki Pesusich, 818-788-7650 nikki@nppr.net ANIMAL PLANET PROVIDES A PORTAL INTO THE SECRET LIFE OF ELEPHANTS -- On May 16, Experience the World of Elephants Through Their Eyes -- (Silver Spring, Md.) - We see elephants as mammoth beasts; they're prehistoric looking with incredibly large features that distinguish them from any other ...

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April 27, 2010
Press Release For the first time elephants have been found to produce an alarm call associated with the threat of bees, and have been shown to retreat when a recording of the call is played even when there are no bees around. A team of scientists from Oxford University, Save the Elephants, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, made the discovery as part of an ongoing study of elephants in Kenya. They report their results in the journal PLoS One. ‘In our experiments we ...

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April 13, 2010
Press Release 1200 West Washington Street P.O. Box 22309, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222-0309 317.630.2711 ph 317.630.5153 fx FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Iain Douglas-Hamilton Named Finalist for the 2010 Indianapolis Prize Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement in Animal Conservation INDIANAPOLIS --- Nothing holds Iain Douglas-Hamilton back. Neither poachers nor a 36-month drought can deter this Save the Elephants director and founder from his work. He...

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March 22, 2010
Dear STE friends and Supporters We would like to thank you for your generous donations to the STE flood relief effort. We are very heartened by your support during these difficult days. As you know, our research facility was severely damaged in the flooding, and some valuable research data was lost. We can be thankful that there was no loss of life. Though two people were washed away both were rescued before they drowned. We now have food, drinking water and temporary shelter. ...

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March 5, 2010
Flood Relief Update
Save the Elephants


Update (Nairobi) Following the devastating flood yesterday evening which destroyed both Save the Elephants (STE) research facility and Elephant Watch Safari Camp located in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, the relief, funding and reconstruction effort is firmly under way. Incredibly, no staff were hurt or injured, and the majority of wildlife, including the elephant population, was also not harmed by the deluge. Staff today salvaged what remained of computers, key ...

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March 4, 2010
Media Release (Nairobi, 4 March 2010) Early this morning Save the Elephants (STE) research facility and Elephant Watch Safari Camp located in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, were completely destroyed by unexpected flooding of the Ewaso Ng’iro River, along with seven other neighbouring lodges. At approximately 5am this morning, a wall of water akin to a Tsunami surged through Elephant Watch Camp, catching tourists and staff unawares and sweeping away tents and facilities. ...

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May 18, 2009
Press Release The future of a rare herd of desert elephants in Mali is under threat from one of the worst droughts in living memory, which has left a key water source at its lowest level in a quarter of a century and is breaking down the usual peaceful co-existence between the elephants and local herdsmen. The 350 to 450 elephants of Gourma, the northernmost herds still alive in Africa, are being forced to trek ever-longer distances within the Sahel on the fringes of the ...

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October 12, 2008
Elephants Send Text Messages to Rangers
Katherine Houreld, Associated Press Writer


OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — The text message from the elephant flashed across Richard Lesowapir's screen: Kimani was heading for neighboring farms. The huge bull elephant had a long history of raiding villagers' crops during the harvest, sometimes wiping out six months of income at a time. But this time a mobile phone card inserted in his collar sent rangers a text message. Lesowapir, an armed guard and a driver arrived in a jeep bristling with spotlights to frighten Kimani back into ...

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April 6, 2006
Disney Honors STE Founder
Save The Elephants


Press Release April 6, 2006 Douglas-Hamilton Receives $100,000 Grant from Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund To Support the Critical Conservation Work of Save the Elephants Contact:Save the ElephantsIain Douglas-Hamilton254-20-236 2730iain@savetheelephants.org KENYA, Africa – April 6, 2006 – Save The Elephants (STE) announced today that founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D. was ...

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January 1, 2006
Press Release Save the Elephants is pleased to announce the publication of the results of a collaboration between our Kenya based conservation body and Dr Thure Cerling of Utah University. The paper describes a novel technique for measuring carbon isotopes in elephant tail hairs that reconstructs what individual elephants have been eating over the course of several years. It is combined with very precise radio-tracking of the same elephants using GPS technology. The finding will be ...

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