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Research: EEHV

Publications, Reports and Projects Select publication title to download document EEHV Interim Report--EEHV Prevalence in Semen Samples of Asian and African Elephants Fatal Herpesvirus Hemorrhagic Disease in Wild and Orphan [...]

February 28, 2016 |

Conservation of Elephants, Uganda

Conservation of Elephants in key areas of Murchison Falls Conservation Area, Uganda Fifty years ago Murchison Falls had the most elephants per square kilometer in Africa. Today after decades of [...]

February 28, 2016 |

Publications and Reports

Select publication title to download document. EEHV Interim Report--EEHV Prevalence in Semen Samples of Asian and African Elephants Fatal Herpesvirus Hemorrhagic Disease in Wild and Orphan Asian Elephants in Southern [...]

March 31, 2015 |

EEHV Viral Genomics and Pathogenesis

EEHV Viral Genomics and Pathogenesis Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) causes an acute hemorrhagic disease with 80% fatality rate amongst Asian elephant calves and is a major threat to the breeding [...]

January 27, 2015 |

Preserving Africa´s Last Great Tuskers

Preserving Africa´s last great tuskers Poaching for ivory dramatically increases the pressure on individual elephants carrying the iconic large tusks. These are often breeding bulls in their prime. Removing these [...]

January 27, 2015 |

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. [...]

January 27, 2015 |

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 [...]

January 26, 2015 |

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) [...]

January 26, 2015 |

HEC in Nkala Game Management Area

Human-elephant conflict in Nkala Game Management Area Human-elephant conflict has escalated in Nkala Game Management Area in recent years despite deterrent measures introduced by Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) such as [...]

July 25, 2014 |

Antiviral Drug Ganciclovir in Asian Elephants

Determining pharmacokinetic characteristics of the antiviral drug ganciclovir in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) is a significant cause of mortality in young Asian elephants, contributing to at [...]

July 25, 2014 |

Sumatra Elephant CRU, Indonesia

Sumatra Elephant Conservation Response Units, Indonesia The Sumatran elephant is found only on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The population is decreasing with approximately 2000 elephants left in the [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Schools Awareness Program

Schools Awareness Program, Sri Lanka Human- elephant conflict is a growing problem in Sri Lanka as elephants are forced to leave the forest looking for food and water. These conflicts [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Publication of the Gajah

Publication of the Gajah, the Journal of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group Gajah is the Journal of the IUCN/Asian Elephant Specialist Group. Gajah shares best practices and builds capacity amongst [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Development of Elephant CRU, Myanmar

Development of Elephant Conservation Response Units, Myanmar Based on IEF’s successful Sumatran Elephant Conservation Response Unit project, IEF is developing a long-term relationship with Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) to assist [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Capacity building in Laos

Capacity building to strengthen management of captive elephants in Laos This project will reduce the illegal capture and trade of wild and captive elephants through the registration and micro-chipping of [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Village Scout support, Lower Zambezi

Village Scout support for local communities suffering from human/elephant conflict, Lower Zambezi, Zambia Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is threatening both economic development and environmental sustainability in the Lower Zambezi region. In [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Serengeti HEC

Serengeti Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation Program Poaching and destroying wildlife natural habitats by setting bush fires, cutting down trees for timber, firewood and charcoal have triggered critical human-elephant conflict involving [...]

March 13, 2014 |

Disseminating Lessons Learned

Disseminating Lessons Learned and Building Capacity through Pachyderm Pachyderm is the Journal of the IUCN/African Elephant Specialist Group. Pachyderm shares best practices amongst conservationists and researchers and is an essential [...]

March 13, 2014 |

My Elephant Neighbor

My Elephant Neighbor Children of today will be the conservationists of tomorrow. Without their awareness and involvement, elephant conservation will be a difficult challenge in many parts of its range. [...]

August 29, 2013 |

Mounted Horse Patrol Team

Mounted Horse Patrol Anti-poaching Unit for Mount Kenya The Mounted Horse Patrol team has undertaken daily patrols within the Forest Reserve and adjoining areas. In addition to the destruction and [...]

August 29, 2013 |

Attempted Elephant Rescue

Three days ago we received a message from two compassionate local fishermen who reported that they had seen an elephant stuck in a gulley the day before whilst on their [...]

June 8, 2011 |

IEF Progress Report June 2011

Progress Report from the South Luangwa Conservation Society To The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) TITLE OF PROJECT: Supporting village scout anti-poaching work in South Luangwa, Zambia. Reporting Period: January – [...]

June 7, 2011 |

Elephant Management Scholarship

Click to Download Application Form International Elephant Foundation AZA Principles of Elephant Management Scholarship In an effort to promote the professional career of elephant handlers, the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) [...]

May 11, 2011 |

Water for Elephants

How WATER for ELEPHANTS and it´s fans are helping elephants.   The Kinkers at have raised $3,151.00 with their charity auction to benefit the International Elephant Foundation´s mission to [...]

April 28, 2011 |

Northern Rangelands Trust Report 2010

Development of a Joint Conservancy Anti-Poaching Team to Protect African Elephants in Northern Kenya Report to the International Elephant Foundation 2010 ANNUAL REPORT March 2011 Dr Juliet King Research & [...]

April 1, 2011 |

Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation

2010 The Role of Conservation Response Unit (CRU) in Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation and Strengthening the Forest Status of Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) Seblat-Bengkulu Introduction Habitat fragmentation is one of [...]

April 1, 2011 |

Wildlife Alliance Progress Report 1-2011

Interim Report to the International Elephant Foundation: Kouprey Express: Asian Elephant Education and Public Outreach February 2010-December 2010 Children from the Kaoh Kapi Primary School participating in our educational curriculum. [...]

April 1, 2011 |


Wildlife conservation programs are a modest but essential piece of the United States’ engagement with the developing world.  Through the Multinational Species Conservation Fund (MSCF) programs, the United States supplements [...]

February 26, 2011 |

Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus

Information For Elephant Holding Facilities Extensive viral DNA sequencing analysis carried out over many years primarily at the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory and Johns Hopkins Laboratory Group has revealed a [...]

February 20, 2011 |

UCF Report November 2009

Report to International Elephant Foundation November 2009 Waterways and Dura recovery A Partnership between the: Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda Conservation Foundation   Report overview    Summary of project Project [...]

March 24, 2010 |

CRU in Bengkulu Province

Sumatran Elephant Conservation Response Units in Bengkulu Province Final Report Deborah Olson Executive Director International Elephant Foundation The Sumatran elephant Conservation Response Units (CRU) Teams are composed of captive elephants [...]

March 23, 2010 |


Please support our documentary about Asian Elephant Conservation! Common Ground is an independent documentary collaboration with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society. The film portrays the daily struggle for survival [...]

March 23, 2010 |

Lao Captive Elephant Care & Manangement Programme

FINAL REPORT TITLE OF THE PROJECT: LAO CAPTIVE ELEPHANT CARE & MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME Principle Investigator Name & Title:           Sébastien DUFFILLOT, Program manager (Conservation) Institution:                ElefantAsia non profit organization Institution Address:  [...]

January 26, 2010 |

Report to the International Elephant Foundation

Report to the International Elephant Foundation Kouprey Express Mobile Environmental Education Project Report on 2008 Activities Executive Summary With the assistance of the International Elephant Foundation and in partnership with Mlup Baitong, Wildlife Alliance’s Kouprey Express mobile [...]

January 26, 2010 |

IEFNRT Milgis Trust final report

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION OF ELEPHANTS IN THE NDOTO RANGES, NORTHERN KENYA Final Report to International Elephant Foundation May 2008 BACKGROUND In January 2007, the Northern Rangelands Trust received a [...]

January 25, 2010 |

NRT IEF Community based monitoring

Community-based monitoring & surveillance of elephants in Northern Kenya Interim Progress Report to the International Elephant Foundation – August 2009 Dr. Juliet King – Research & Monitoring Coordinator, Northern Rangelands [...]

January 25, 2010 |

Leggett Annual Report 2008

Annual Report 2008 For the International Elephant Foundation (January 2008 – December 2008) January 2009 1.0 SUMMARY Between 23 -28 October 2007, eight elephants were collared in the western Hoanib [...]

January 24, 2010 |

Prey Proseth Final Report for IEF 2

Fauna & Flora International Final Report Prepared for the International Elephant Foundation January - December 2008 Authors Tuy Sereivathana – CECG Project Manager Matthew Maltby – CECG Project [...]

January 24, 2010 |

Immuno-Contraceptive Vaccines

Pilot project to provide expertise in immuno-contraceptive vaccines to camp elephants, as well as continuing ultrasound training to wildlife scientists in India. (initiated 2006) Social organization and behaviors [...]

January 20, 2010 |

Increase Human-Elephant Co-existance

A proposal to increase human-elephant co-existance through a community-based elephant monitoring & awareness program at selected sites, Sri Lanka. (initiated 2006) Increase Human Elephant Co-existence through community base [...]

January 20, 2010 |

Evening Video Recording System

Employing a night-time Video Recording System during assessment and continued development of Olfactory/Mechanical Devices to reduce negative elephant-human interactions. (initiated 2006) Social organization and behaviors of Asian elephants [...]

January 19, 2010 |

CITES MIKE Programme in Myanmar

Capacity Building in the CITES MIKE Programme in Myanmar (initiated 2006) Myanmar is a member state of the CITES MIKE programme. This project aims to build institutional capacity [...]

January 19, 2010 |

Human-Elephant Conflict Response

Establishment of a Human-Elephant Conflict Response Network in Cambodia (initiated 2004) This project has been launched in response to increasing human-elephant conflict in Cambodia. Human communities unused to [...]

January 19, 2010 |

Movement Patters of Bull Elephants

Monitoring movement pattersn of Bull Elephants (initiated 2006) Tarangire Elephang Project Interim Report - 2006 Download HERE Tarangire National Park is rapidly becoming isolated from other national parks [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Elephant Outreach Program

Elephant Outreach Program (initiated 2006) In Botswana, elephant and humans are in conflict, especially in the rural areas where villagers try to grow crops close to elephant habitat. [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Elephants, Crops and People

Elephants, Crops and People (initiated 2006) Ishasha is based in Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), Uganda. This sector of QENP forms the largest and most significant connection [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Effects of Translocation

The Effects of Translocation on the Behavior and Habitat Use of African Elephants, Kenya African elephants are situated in a paradoxical situation. On one hand they are listed as an [...]

January 18, 2010 |


Waterways, Uganda The Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) in Uganda is a Biosphere Reserve and is inhabitated by people and wildlife. It is bordered on its western boundary by Lake [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Poaching Control and Bushmeat Trade

Support to the Enforcement of Poaching Control and Bushmeat Trade in and Around WAZA National Park (WNP), Cameroon Illegal wildlife hunting, poaching, bushmeat harvest and trade, and deforestation are now [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Human/Elephant Conflicts

Project to Reduce Human/Elephant Conflicts in Benoue, Cameroon The primary benefits of this project will be to re-establish and maintain the historically benign relationship the local people around Benoue have [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Save The Elephants

Support for the core activities of Save The Elephants Save The Elephants (STE) was founded by Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton. During the 1970s, Dr. Douglas-Hamilton investigated the status of elephants throughout [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Community-based Conservation

Support for Community-based Conservation of Elephants in the Ndoto Ranges, Northern Kenya During the last decade there has been a decline in elephant numbers in the Milgis Lugga and Ndoto [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Conflict Mitigation

Conserving Asian Elephants and Human-elephant Conflict Mitigation in Kaeng Krachen National Park, Thailand Kaeng Krachan National Park (KKNP) is Thailand’s largest national park, covering 2,900 km_ at the southern end [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Conservation Response Units

Mahouts and Their Elephants Working as Conservation Response Units in Sumatra. Conservation Response Units (CRU) at the Seblat ECC in Bengkulu Province, June 15 - December 31, 2006. Download report [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Elephant Conservation in Cambodia

Community-based Elephant Conservation in Cambodia Cambodia has two major elephant ranges, Mondulkiri and Southwest Cambodia. Each of these forest areas total over a million hectares, and are partially protected. The [...]

January 18, 2010 |

Assessing translocation outcome

Assessing translocation outcome: Comparing behavioral and physiological aspects of translocated and resident African elephants (Loxodonta africana) Noa Pinter-Wollman a,*, Lynne A. Isbell a,b, Lynette A. Hart a,c a Animal Behavior [...]

January 14, 2010 |


Scholarship Feedback Tina DeMedeiros, CVT, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Principal of Elephant Management scholar-2006 I am writing to express my sincerest thanks to you for providing the 2006 scholarship to the [...]

December 18, 2009 |


International Elephant Foundation Strategy In Support Of Asian Elephant Conservation The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is a U.S. based non-profit corporation formed in 1998 dedicated to the conservation of African [...]

December 18, 2009 |

Asia Programs

Field Report to the International Elephant Foundation – May 28 2013 Satellite Tracking of Bornean ‘Pygmy’ Elephants Dr. Shermin de Silva, Director of the Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project (UWERP) [...]

December 18, 2009 |

Africa Programs

Mounted Horse Patrol Anti-poaching Unit for Mount Kenya The Mounted Horse Patrol team has undertaken daily patrols within the Forest Reserve and adjoining areas. In addition to the destruction and [...]

December 18, 2009 |
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