Stories

Save The Elephants At CITES COP19 in Panama!

I was fortunate to be part of the Save the Elephants team that attended CITES (the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora) in Panama City in November 2022.  It was incredible to see all the different...

Sarara Tragically Dies In Northern Kenya

  We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Sarara, one of the most beloved and famous resident bull elephants in Samburu National Reserve, northern Kenya. The carcass of the 32-year-old wild bull, who was in the prime of his...

Securing wildlife and livestock corridors in northern Kenya 

Wildlife, including elephants, are facing threats to their natural habitats as human populations expand and infrastructure development accelerates. As a result, there is increased pressure on people, wildlife and livestock to share the landscape and avail

What ‘MIKE’ data is saying about Africa’s elephants

A vast expanse of semi-arid land in northern Kenya - home to an estimated 7,500 elephants, may be acting as an early warning system for threatened elephant populations across Africa.Data on elephant mortality from the Samburu-Laikipia MIKE...

New research deepens insight into elephants 

The better we understand elephants, the more we can find ways to help them. Work recently published by Save the Elephants researchers gives a glimpse not only of how we are deepening our insight into the world of elephants and how this can help...

INSPIRING BRILLIANT MINDS

Celebrating 20 years of the Elephant Scholarship Fund When the Elephant Scholarship programme began in 2001, little did we realise how impactful it would become. Today more than 200 students have had their lives transformed from the scholarships,...

The deepening impacts of Kenya’s drought

These past few months have been tough for people and wildlife alike as Kenya continues to grapple with the effects of yet another prolonged drought that has ravaged parts of the country. In northern Kenya, where our research camp is based, the...

The Power of a Rumble

Former STE intern, Meha Kumar, shares one of her special encounters with elephants in Samburu National Reserve and gives us a glimpse into some of the discoveries she made during her internship. There they were, the Hardwoods family, a group of...

Returning to old elephant ranges

Our founder, Iain Douglas-Hamilton (pictured above), recently had a ‘Rip Van Winkle’ moment when he came back after forty years’ absence to a very changed world in the northern Uganda elephant range. In 2021, the Northern Rangelands Trust...