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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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February 5, 2020
"In both life and death, big bulls like Tim and Matt not only fire our imaginations, but they are also stark reminders that the last giants on Earth are quickly disappearing and we must do all we can to protect their future generations.” - Founder of Save the Elephants, Iain Douglas-Hamilton  Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Save the Elephants is saddened to hear of the loss of Tim the iconic great tusker who died, apparently of...

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October 24, 2019
October 24 2019. One of North Kenya’s largest tuskers - a celebrated African savanna elephant called Matt, has sadly died. Matt, aged 52, and one of Kenya’s well known elephant elders, died apparently from natural causes. During his lifetime he roamed further than any other Kenya elephant tracked by Save the Elephants, nearly circumventing Mount Kenya from Meru all the way to Laikipa, a continuous east to west loop of approximately 245km. His travels also took him...

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June 25, 2019
FINAL Tuesday, June 25:   Males of many species slow down in their pursuit of females as they age. Not so with elephants. A new study published today reveals that bull elephants increase the energy they put into reproduction as they get older. The new research conducted by the University of Oxford, Save the Elephants and Colorado State University, compared the movements of male African savannah elephants while they were in musth, a periodic...

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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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