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IEF-supported projects protect elephants from poaching, seek solutions for human-elephant conflict, equip and train community conservationists, increase our knowledge of the treatment and prevention of disease and educate people. In 2017, IEF will provide over $600,000 to support elephant conservation around the world, adding to the over $4 million total invested in conserving elephants since our inception in 1998. The following elephant conservation projects will receive support from IEF in 2017 DOWNLOAD PROJECT LIST.

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2017 IEF Project Support

IEF-supported projects protect elephants from poaching, seek solutions for human-elephant conflict, equip and train community conservationists, increa... Read More

A little more about NRT…

Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) oversees 33 community conservancies and is dedicated to developing the capacity and self-sufficiency of its constituen... Read More

Logo Cups 2 Caps

T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs & more! We now have many items with the IEF logo! Come visit the IEF Store today! CLICK for the IEF STORE Come visit ... Read More

EEHV Advisory Group Meeting

The Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV) Advisory Group met in Atlanta, GA, the Saturday following the joint American Association of Zoo Vete... Read More

Tuberculosis in Elephants Meeting Update

A one day meeting of the Management and Research Priorities of Tuberculosis (Mtb) for Elephants in Human Care Stakeholders group was held in conjuncti... Read More

Berra’s Autumn for Elephants

What do you get when you juxtapose the rough skin of elephants with the refined beauty of high fashion? Jvdas Berra’s Autumn for the Elephants p... Read More


Film Clips, Movies

Film Clips & Movies of IEF Projects & more. Learn More

Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team

The Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team was set up to enhance the capacity of law enforcement personnel to decrease the level of poaching and other illegal activities in the northwestern section of Mount Kenya and beyond. Learn More

Elephant Utilization, Zambia

This project fits GPS satellite collars to 2 wild elephants in the Kafue-Zambezi corridor area of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) to enable a more complete picture Learn More

Conflict to Coexistence, West Bengal, India

Existing methods of combating human-elephant conflict (HEC) in West Bengal have focused on restricting inter-state elephant migration, Learn More

Identification of Candidate Proteins for an EEHV Vaccine

Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) is one of the most significant causes of mortality in young Asian elephants. Learn More

Community-Based HEC Management, Bhutan

In Bhutan, human settlements are in close proximity to forest areas and recent clearing of forested areas for human settlements in the southern plains has created increased incidents of human-elephant conflict (HEC). Learn More

EEHV Genomics and Pathogenesis

IEF is continuing its long-term funding of research to understand and combat the devastating acute hemorrhagic disease caused by some strains of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). Learn More

Big Tusker Project, Kenya

The Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA) holds Kenya’s largest elephant population with the world’s largest sustainable gene pool of elephants carrying exceptionally large ivory (over 100 pounds per tusk). Learn More