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I have been involved with the IEF since 2001. I have been honored to be part of helping to communicate their message to the world via their website and phone apps.

Survey of Elephant Corridors across Railway Tracks


A survey of elephant corridors across railway tracks in northern West Bengal, India, to prevent elephant deaths caused by train accidents.

Fast moving trains are killing an increasing number of elephants as the trains traverse fragmented elephant habitat in northern West Bengal, India. Asian Nature Conservation […]

Survey of Elephant Corridors across Railway Tracks2018-04-01T17:38:43-06:00

Protecting Elephants through Conservation Detection Dog Network


Protecting elephants through the Conservation Detection Dog Network for Africa (CDDNA)

The use of conservation detection dogs has spread rapidly worldwide and particularly in Africa. Historically, dogs have been used for ecological monitoring of rare and elusive species, like cheetah, lion, wild dog and gorilla, and for […]

Protecting Elephants through Conservation Detection Dog Network2018-04-01T16:48:12-06:00

Model HEC in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem


Model human elephant mitigation and conservation program in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem

Human elephant conflict (HEC) and elephant poaching are a major challenge to conservation in Tarangire Manyara Ecosystem of Northern Tanzania. While recent efforts have developed a number of elephant conflict mitigation measures, many members of the local […]

Model HEC in Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem2018-04-01T17:38:50-06:00

Mitigating Conflict Kafta-Shiraro National Park Ethiopia


Mitigating conflict and maintaining corridors in Kafta-Shiraro National Park, Ethiopia

The Kafta-Shiraro National Park (KSNP) in northern Ethiopia is home to 300 African elephants, approximately 15-20% of the total Ethiopian population. This is the northern most elephant population in Africa. Seventy-two hectares of irrigated agricultural land […]

Mitigating Conflict Kafta-Shiraro National Park Ethiopia2018-04-01T17:38:56-06:00

HEC Conflict Mitigation, Zambia


Human-elephant conflict mitigation for the communities of Chiawa, Zambia

The Lower Zambezi is one of Africa’s elephant population strongholds as well as the home to a growing human population therefore competition for food and water sources has caused dangerous tension between rural communities and elephants inhabiting the […]

HEC Conflict Mitigation, Zambia2018-04-01T16:48:42-06:00

Canine Enforcement to save Elephants


Canine enforcement to save South Luangwa’s elephants

Reversing elephant poaching requires reducing demand, halting the trafficking and transport, and increasing enforcement where elephants are found. Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C) is both a leader in the conservation detection dog field and the founder and driver of the […]

Canine Enforcement to save Elephants2018-04-01T17:39:04-06:00

Dr. Charles Santiapillai

World-renowned conservation expert, zoologist, and Emeritus Professor, Dr. Charles Santiapillai, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Santiapillai has been an important figure in wildlife research and elephant conservation for decades. An Emeritus Professor of Zoology at University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, he was also the editor of GAJAH, […]

Dr. Charles Santiapillai2017-02-25T12:06:03-07:00

Sponsorship – Mounted Horse Patrol

Mounted Horse Patrol Anti-Poaching Unit for Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya Trust

100% of your donation applied toward the project

Many areas of Africa have not only experienced an increase in poaching but also a proliferation of snares set to catch a variety of wildlife from elephants to small antelope sold as bushmeat. Snares are especially cruel as […]

Sponsorship – Mounted Horse Patrol2018-04-01T16:48:54-06:00

Investigating a low tech method of cryopreserving elephant sperm


FINAL REPORT – August 2014

Overall and specific conservation needs this project addressed
The population of Asian elephants in captivity in North America is currently not self –sustaining (Wiese 2000). There are numerous reasons for this, not the least of which is the lack of bull elephants in […]

Investigating a low tech method of cryopreserving elephant sperm2018-04-01T16:49:03-06:00
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