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June 12, 2019
JUNE 12 2019. Elephants move faster and straighter when moving through risky areas, researchers have discovered, meandering more when safer. The study by Save the Elephants, the University of Twente and the University of Oxford, further builds our understanding of how elephants adapt to the threat of poaching and other hostile contact with ...

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May 23, 2019
  Botswana - whose progressive policy on protecting elephants has led to their elephant population becoming the largest in Africa - has now announced that...

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February 20, 2019
“The sentencing of one of Africa’s most notorious ivory smugglers, Yang Feng Glan, in Tanzania today  (February 19, 2019) shows that the Tanzanian government is serious about stamping out wildlife crime in the country.  Yang Feng Glan was arrested by the National and Trans-national Serious Crime Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) (now known as the NTAP) on 28 September 2015 and charged with smuggling ivory worth $2.51million. ...

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October 16, 2018
Statement about Paul Allen
Save The Elephants


Save The Elephants is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic news that Paul Allen has died. Paul had a heartfelt passion for elephants. To him they symbolised Nature, and he had dedicated a significant part of his enormous intellectual and financial power to aid the beings that he knew to be wide-ranging, sentient and vulnerable. Over our long relationship with Paul and Vulcan we had the excitement of developing new ideas with the ability to implement them in the field, often with hugely ...

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October 10, 2018
The London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is an important landmark in the fight against wildlife crime and the destruction that it causes, particularly to elephants. Since the initial London Conference in 2014 the situation has changed dramatically, with widespread recognition that IWT is a form of serious organised crime, intimately linked with other crimes such as corruption, drug trafficking and terrorism, causing significant damage to fragile...

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October 2, 2018
Increased amounts of ivory are flowing into China from Myanmar, according to a new publication by Save the Elephants. The report ‘Myanmar’s Growing Illegal Ivory Trade with China’ released today (subs: October 2, 2018) shows that one town in particular, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious Golden Triangle on the border of China - has experienced a ...

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August 27, 2018
Save The Elephants and Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy The Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy and Save The Elephants have joined forces to launch a bold new campaign to inspire local communities to protect wildlife and livestock corridors in Northern Kenya. The campaign, to be unveiled at the Maralal Camel Derby on August 31, 2018, is part of a mission by the two organisations to secure a future for wildlife and ...

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August 10, 2018
Thursday August 9, 2018: Young female orphan elephants have a tougher social life than non-orphans, a new study suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence of how the impacts of poaching cascade through elephant societies. The research, part of a wider study by Save The Elephants and Colorado State University into the social impact of adult mortality on orphaned female elephants, shows that orphans receive more ...

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June 11, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenna Wigman Press Kitchen (617) 966-0649 New York City, New York, June 11, 2018: New York production company Picture Farm and  Australian writer/director Kess Broekman-Dattner have partnered with Kenya-based research and conservations organization Save the Elephants to ...

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May 23, 2018
Young elephants who have lost either their mothers or the matriarchs of their herd are affected dramatically, and change where they live, according to new research from Save the Elephants and Colorado State University. The study, "Inter-generational change in African elephant range use is associated with poaching risk, primary productivity and adult mortality," was published May 23 in the journal ...

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May 7, 2018
Iconic and intelligent creatures, elephants continue to fascinate curious onlookers and scientists alike. Now a new Oxford University collaboration with Save The Elephants has shown that elephant behaviour can be determined in a new way: through the vibrations they create. The findings of the study, published in the journal Current Biology, offer a new way to detect elephants and discern their behaviour without having them in sight. It also has the ...

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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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