Stories

Report on the Re-Collaring of Goya

Leslie Scott recently 'bought' the new Lotek GPS1000 collar at auction at the STE/Tusk Trust fundraising event at Sotheby's in London. Goya is the matriarch of one of the resident Samburu elephant families called the 'Artists'. She is a tall,...

Report on the Conservation Education Programme

We provided transport and guides for the trip, which included a visit to Lewa Downs Wildlife Conservancy and Meru National Museum. STE research assistants David Daballen and Sammy Lemantampash accompanied the staff and students. Teachers and...

Elephant Poached

The carcass was found by local herdsmen who were looking for new pasture for their cattle. The elephants' tusks had been cut out with an axe and there were bullet holes in its head and shoulder. The carcass was covered with branches in an attempt to...

Collaring Report

January 2001 Between the 23rd - 26th January, The team consisted of myself, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Dr. Job Githaiga an ex-Kenya Wildlife Service vet who has been involved in most of our collaring operations over the last 3 years, Drs. Juliet King...

Baby Elephants Die

Princeton graduate, Elizabeth Derryberry has recently joined our team up in Samburu for a three month preliminary study in preparation for her PhD. Here are some of her field notes for October:Sadly, the first thing I have to report is two elephant...

Blog – Rescuing Shaba 09/11/2015

On the 4th of November, 2016, David Daballen, Save The Elephant’s Head of Field Operations got a call from the Kenya Wildlife Service that an elephant had been shot on the East of Shaba National Reserve in the North of Kenya.The Save The Elephants...

Garamba Report

Briefing Note: Four Killed in Action, Garamba National Park; Urgent Request to Deploy Resources   Dear Peter,   On the 30th of September one of our collared elephants was poached. We located the carcass but the poachers had moved on with the...