Stories

Conservation Community Leaders Meeting

A week before Kenya’s historic ivory burn, Five tribal leaders flanked by their tribesmen - the Maasai (and Ndorobo), Samburu, Taita, Kalenjin (Pokot and Tugen) and Turkana - gathered, many in full regalia at the Serena Hotel for the first ever...

How Groo Grew Elephant News

Fifteen years ago Melissa Groo took on the challenge of creating an Elephant News Service to keep all of the people interested in the science, management, and conservation of elephants informed of the latest happenings in Africa, Asia and around the...

Bring Down Demand for ivory …Together

You’ve seen the mighty basketball player’s pitch to save elephants, and Li Bing Bing’s “Say no to ivory” social media blitz, but how many of us know how reducing demand works, and more importantly, is it actually...

Treating a wounded Kulling

On 15th March 2016 we received an immobility alert from one of our collared elephants in Samburu.  We then received a call from Westgate Conservancy Scouts reporting that a herder had seen an injured, collared elephant in Loijuk. I immediately...

New era for Kenya Wildlife Service

There was a sense of history in the air as Dr Richard Leakey took his seat at the head of the conference tables between two imposing men in uniform. Ever since Dr Leakey had been given the task of resuscitating the Kenya Wildlife Service as the...

Building Corridors for Conservation

Throughout the last year conservation organisations have been discussing the LAPSSET (Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor) railway line and oil pipeline construction. This construction concerns us all because...

Maasai Mara Ecosystem Connectivity

Kenya’s Vision 2030 identifies securing of wildlife dispersal areas and migratory routes and pathways as significant ingredients of sustainable eco-tourism. Likewise, it is Save the Elephant’s (STE’s) conviction that the protection...

Steering a bright future for a child in Samburu

It is yet another bright year for us here at Save the Elephants Grassroots Education Program, and in this month of February, we have enrolled eleven students in our scholarship program. The students, who comprise six girls and five boys, have joined...

To be so trusted

It didn’t take long to fall in love with Samburu’s elephants. In the two short weeks that I have been at STE as an international intern, these incredible creatures have already stolen my heart. This wasn’t my first encounter with...