Elephants are sensate creatures with complex levels of consciousness and it is our intention to bring this to the world's attention. We disseminate information through films, publications, a computerized elephant library and our website.
Only by communicating to others what we have discovered about elephants will our work have a long-lasting effect. On a local level we aim to educate through our grass-roots conservation programs. Further a field we communicate our ongoing research through scientific papers, interviews, films and books. We also operate an elephant library to facilitate access to global elephant knowledge. Assisting lobbyists in educating policy-makers aims to secure legal protection for the elephants.
Spreading knowledge about elephants through all media is an important priority for STE. In doing so we are increasing conservation awareness both amongst those that live with elephants and around the world.
STE's 'Elephant News' is a free email service providing interesting stories on both African and Asian elephants, based on daily searches of the web. This service is becoming more and more popular and keeps researchers, conservationists and elephant enthusiasts alike up-to-date on the current issues of the Elephant World.
The African Elephant Library is a collection of literature, reprints and reports on the biology, status and management of the African elephant. Originally based on the private collection of Iain Douglas-Hamilton, the library now contains over 4,500 articles and is one of the largest collections of references dedicated to the African elephant.
Aside from scientific papers, our researchers and trustees have written popular books and films to encourage knowledge and interest in elephants worldwide.
Please visit our Publications section to read our published scientific papers.