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August 12, 2022
New manual of ‘tried and tested’ elephant deterrents introduces sustainable methods for farmers to protect their property and farms from elephants Kenya, August 12, 2022. As human-elephant conflict increases across Africa, farmers need practical, sustainable and affordable ways to peacefully co-exist with elephants without having to resort to violence. Save the Elephants (STE), the Kenyan-based research and conservation organisation, has developed...

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April 20, 2022
New study reveals elephant babies are able to keep up with the herd straight after birth Wednesday April 20, 2022. Elephant herds do not slow ...

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March 23, 2022
Samburu, Kenya. A pair of rare newborn elephant twins have survived a drought and beaten the odds thanks to the excellent skills of their mother, a wild African female elephant called Bora. The miracle twins were first discovered in Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya in January. Their discovery made international headlines but there was concerns that the twins, which are rarely encountered in wild elephant herds, might not survive. However at the ...

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January 19, 2022
Samburu, Kenya. Rare elephant twins have been born in Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya. The discovery was made by guides from the luxury eco-camp, Elephant Watch Camp (EWC) on Sunday morning (January 16). The guides at EWC are trained by Save the Elephants (STE) to recognize individual elephants and families in the park. They alerted researchers from Save the Elephants who confirmed that the calves are a male and female, and were roughly one day old. ...

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January 3, 2022
Save the Elephants is saddened by the death of paleoanthropologist and conservation leader Richard Leakey. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, says: I first met Richard in my first week in the field working ...

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November 4, 2021
Human-elephant conflict is on the rise across Africa and is a major threat to wildlife conservation. Crops provide a highly nutritious food source, but elephants pursuing that source results in the destruction of farmer livelihoods, erodes human tolerance toward wildlife and manifests in retaliatory violence on crop-raiding elephants. Crop conflict was assumed to be mostly carried out by a select few elephants, but managers have lacked the means to assess this at a detailed level. New...

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September 14, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya: Poaching has longer-term effects on elephant populations than originally thought, new research has found. A pair of studies, published recently by researchers at Colorado State University and Save the Elephants (STE) shows that orphaned juvenile elephants have less chance of survival in a herd - and that losing them has a significant impact on population growth or decline.  Conservation efforts have traditionally been informed by “macro-scale” ...

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June 29, 2021
New study finds elephants show risk-avoidance behaviour in response to human-generated seismic cues Nairobi, Kenya: Elephants’ heavy footsteps and their rumbling low-frequency calls are so powerful that they can create seismic waves—vibrations that travel through the ground and along its surface. As a result, elephants have evolved sensitivity to these ground-traversing sound waves, in part because it because it helps them communicate with one ...

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April 1, 2021
Elephants have plenty of habitat if spared from the ivory trade, new research shows April 1st 2021: Many wildlife species are threatened by shrinking habitat. But according to new research published today, the potential range of African elephants could be more than five times larger than its current extent. Because of human pressure over the last two millenia,...

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March 25, 2021
Save the Elephants welcomes the official recognition that elephants in Africa are of two distinct species: the forest elephant, and the savannah elephant. The decision by the African Elephant Specialist Group is based on the genetic differences between the two groups, and comes after decades of debate. The smaller forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) range across central Africa and parts of west Africa, and feature smaller ears and straighter, more downward-pointing tusks. ...

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October 1, 2020
Nairobi, Kenya: African elephants, Loxodonta Africana, play a cat-and-mouse game with farmers, often raiding their crops. The raids are risky—farmers are known to retaliate against the elephants—and according to a study by researchers working with Save the Elephants (STE), the elephants try to avoid getting caught by approaching farms swiftly and foraging intensively. The research, published recently in Animal Behaviour, could help biologists better ...

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August 11, 2020
Image: Ivory stockpile in Kenya © Kristian Schmidt Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya-based research and conservation organisation, Save the Elephants (STE), has today, August 11, 2020, added its voice to a worldwide campaign urging the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to ban ivory sales in the city. STE joins international and Japanese environmental and conservation organisations in renewing their ...

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July 11, 2020
There has been a recent round of large-scale mortalities in Botswana’s Okavango Panhandle, with at least 281 elephants dying from unexplained causes. The first carcasses were found in May and the mysteriousness of this tragedy, combined with complicated sampling procedures, the carcasses being located in a remote area, and delays due to the coronavirus, has hindered the ability of authorities to yet find answers about the cause of death amid global outcry. ...

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February 6, 2020
CONTACT:    San Diego Zoo Global Public Relations 619-685-3291 WEBSITE:      SanDiegoZooGlobal.org     NEWS RELEASE Researchers Study Elephants’ Unique Interactions with Their Dead Findings Reveal Broad Interest in Deceased, Even in Unrelated Elephants Stories of unique and sentient interactions between elephants and their dead are a familiar part of the species’ ...

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