Stories

Drought effects in Samburu

As the world marches for Climate, we in Samburu are all too aware of the effects of climate change on the wilds of the North. This time seven years ago, super herds of elephants gathered as a great flood hit Samburu, wrecking havoc on our research...

Photographic memories of wild Samburu

They stalked leopards, snuck up on elephants and set up camp at anthills, all in an effort to capture the best wild moments on camera. 23 wide eyed children from six schools surrounding the Samburu National Reserve were fully immersed in their world...

Giving back to the community

Elephant Scholar, Martin Duncan together with his fellow scholar, Melissa are at a local primary school in Samburu where they are helping ease the workload of the understaffed school, where the average teacher student ratio is 1:70. Duncan and...

Rise of young eco-warriors

Last year we featured the story of Chalo Juma, a 10-year-old Samburu boy who, while herding his father’s goats, accidentally unearthed a sizeable piece of ivory. As he was not attending school at the time, Chalo’s friends informed him of STE’s...

A growing like for elephants

Transforming the hearts and minds of young learners is at the center of our conservation lessons. For over five years, our mobile education programme has traversed the Northern landscape preaching the love for elephants and encouraging peaceful...

Of renewed hopes and dreams

We first met fifteen-year-old Agostinella Ninna in December 2016 while conducting our annual scholarship interviews in Samburu. Unlike most participants who lived a few minutes from the interview station, Agostinella had travelled 130 kilometers...

Elephant corridor meetings February 2017

Around 2 years ago, the idea of opening the northern part of the country as part of the government’s 2030 vision was becoming a reality (lappset). Construction of the high-speed railway, oil pipeline and dual carriage highway were underway....

T-shirts to help secure a future for elephants

The only fair way for an elephant to die is through natural causes, and for the last 23 years, Save the Elephants has committed to protect and create a sustainable future for the African elephant. Even in the face of human greed and...

The Poetic Reunion

A week after the death of Rozz William (from the Poetics) her two calves were separated from the family. Days later they were seen just a short distance from their family but hastily moving in the opposite direction. STE’s effort to try and divert...