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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 northward across ...

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August 15, 2019
Your Support In Action
George Mugera, Assistant Education Officer


Outdoor learning activities such as artwork, wildlife drawings, poetry and beading complements theory-based learning offered in schools in Kenya. At our Wildlife Clubs, students have been embracing these activities and learning about wildlife conservation at the same time. From making beautiful drawings of elephants and other animals to creating impressive beadwork, students get the opportunity to express themselves creatively while improving their awareness and ...

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August 15, 2019
Witnessing Wildlife in the Wild
George Mugera, Assistant Education Officer


In March 2019, Save the Elephants and partner organization Ewaso Lions collaborated by bringing more than 120 wildlife club members to  Samburu National Reserve. The students from Laresoro and Attan primary schools were given a rare opportunity to view wildlife, including elephants and lions, in their natural habitat. Getting close to elephants and a pride of lions while sitting in the comfort of a spacious bus provided...

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August 14, 2019
Update on your 2019 Elephant Scholars
Connie Kithinji, Conservation Education Officer


Educating communities is critical to ensuring the future of wildlife and their habitats, and promoting values that cultivate coexistence between humans and wildlife. With about 70% of wildlife living outside protected areas - and with many of those areas rapidly decreasing, Save the Elephants is working hard to bridge the gap and create harmonious living between both species.  Education of course plays a big part. Through education, we ...

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August 13, 2019
ELEPHANT SCHOLARS GIVE BACK
Connie Kithinji, Conservation Education Officer


One of the main focuses of the Save the Elephants and Elephant Watch Safaris - Education Programme, is to encourage former scholars to give back to their communities. In 2018, five Elephant Scholars graduated from the programme after successfully completing high school and are now supporting their communities in Samburu, Northern Kenya. Having received full financial support and mentorship through their high school studies, the students were delighted to be able to give back. ...

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April 23, 2019
MAKING SAMBURU SAFE FOR ELEPHANTS
Pooja Menon, Wildlife Conservation Network


The Land Cruiser is parked at a discreet distance from the Ewaso Ng’iro River, where a herd of elephants is bathing. From inside the vehicle, Frank Pope of Save the Elephants (STE) observes its newest member—a six-month-old male. The calf splashes in the water, his chubby body slick and mud-spattered. His mother, Monsoon, is nearby, keeping a watchful eye on her son. Monsoon is the ...

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April 18, 2019
Elephants from space
Save The Elephants


An elephant …. from space. How hard could it be?   On 18th April 2019, the BBC One series, Earth From Space, launched in the UK with an episode featuring Samburu’s elephants. Save the Elephants worked closely with the BBC film crew on the story, even assisting them with capturing the unique shot of elephants from space.    Curious as to how the BBC achieved this ...

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March 27, 2019
Editor: Larainet    Date: March 26th, 2019                            Source: Vogue Fashion Network                              Photos: Brand provided Overview Tiffany Joins Liu Haoran in Kenya, Africa - In the Footsteps of Nature - A Voice for the Protection of Elephants in the Wild ...

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February 27, 2019
Giving Hope to the Vulnerable Girls in Northern Kenya
By Connie Makandi, Conservation Education Officer


Towards the end of 2018, the Education Officers at Save The Elephants, traversed through the region to identify the most needy and bright students, that lacked the financial means to enroll to high school. The interview exercise saw the team visit regions that lie within the elephant corridors and the wider elephant rangelands of Samburu and Isiolo Counties. With over 100 applications to consider for the available ...

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December 18, 2018
Digital Learning and Mentoring Elephant Scholars
By: Consolata Kithinji, Conservation Education Officer


The Elephant Scholarship Programme continues to provide opportunities for needy students from Northern Kenya to get education, beyond the basic Primary School level. This initiative has seen the programme focus on the high school and tertiary education, ensuring that our scholars get the best skills required for them to pursue productive careers and influence their communities positively. In the quest to achieve this, we provide our students with mentorship as they move through the...

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December 17, 2018
Supporting Education Institutions in Northern Kenya
By: Consolata Kithinji, Conservation Education Officer


Education in Kenya is managed by the national government, which is responsible for providing all learning resources for the primary schools. However, due to the challenges of associated with inadequate provision of the required resources, students in the highly marginalized region of northern Kenya, continue to lack most of the essential educational resources. This problem has been detrimental to the quality of education that the students receive, and the numbers of students that ...

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December 16, 2018
Field Trip to Meet the Elephant Orphans of Reteti
By George Mugera, Assistant Conservation Education Officer


Save the Elephants’ education team recently organized a field trip to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in the remote Mathews’ Range in northern Kenya for grade 8 pupils from Ngutuk Engiron Primary School.  STE has had a lasting partnership with the school where every year it conducts Living in Harmony with Elephants (LIHWE) lessons. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, is the first community owned and run elephant sanctuary ...

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December 14, 2018
Creating Conservation Stewards For A Modern Kenya
By: George Mugera, Assistant Conservation Education Officer


Elephants need space.  Across Africa however these iconic creatures are being squeezed into smaller marginal areas as the continent’s human population rapidly expands.  In Kenya, Save the Elephants is working closely with communities, local and national government, wildlife organisations and other stakeholders to find solutions for elephant and man to co-exist in harmony. ...

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August 10, 2018
As women continue to play a critical role in conservation in Africa, one group of community-appointed wildlife ambassadors in Northern Kenya are doing their bit to help save the world’s largest land mammals, the elephant.  The Mama Tembos - a group of nine women from Samburu and Turkana are working with Save The Elephants and the Kalama community conservancy to guard wildlife and livestock corridors in Northern Kenya.  Not only is their work having a positive impact on the future ...

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June 18, 2018
You shop and Amazon donates at no cost to you.   Save The Elephants has partnered with Amazon and is now eligible to receive donations generated by Smile.Amazon.co.uk shoppers! Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchase to a charity of your choice. It’s a simple, automatic way for you to continue supporting your favourite charity from anywhere in the world! By making this seamless switch to AmazonSmile, you’ll be doing your bit ...

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