Good news: there are more forest elephants in Gabon than previously believed – first countrywide elephant population estimate in 30 years
Elephant identification is a difficult task – but a new system based on ear patterns is making the task easier – research by Elephants Alive
A large young elephant bull has been relocated from Teme Elephant Park to Somkhanda Community Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal
What we know about elephants dying under mysterious circumstances near the northern Botswana village of Seronga, north of the Okavango Delta
Africa’s forest elephant populations are smaller than was previously thought, say researchers. This realisation has a significant impact on future priorities and conservation strategies.
Elephant collaring in the Greater Kruger by Elephants Alive and Blue Sky Society Trust – a process driven by science and the need for data
Elephant body language is a complex topic, yet there are a few simple clues and signals that explain elephant emotions and intentions
Another of Africa’s great tuskers has died of natural causes.
Conservation success story – Rwanda’s Akagera National Park’s growth continues with a 25% growth in revenue in 2019.
This is how researchers in Greater Kruger identify individual elephants.
Opinion: Rural communities are the custodians of African wildlife and deserve to have their voices heard in the trophy hunting debate.
International scientists and Kenyan conservation authorities have successfully created the third viable embryo of the near-extinct northern white rhino. The global initiative has taken yet another step in the long journey to pull this subspecies back from the brink.
The touching stories of two wild elephants whose struggle for survival will amaze (and humble) you, and provide a sense of perspective into the wonderful journey of life.
A large bull elephant carrying a research collar with a tracking device has been killed by trophy hunters in Botswana, and the tracking device destroyed.
One of north Kenya’s largest tuskers, a celebrated bull elephant called Matt, has sadly died – of natural causes.
Zimbabwe elephants: Report fingers ZimParks for incompetence and international NGOs for hoodwinking donors, concludes that surrounding communities have to be involved in conservation as beneficiaries.
United States zoos look set to take wild-caught elephants from Zimbabwe.
In yet another blow to big elephant genes, the iconic desert-adapted elephant bull known by millions of fans worldwide as ‘Voortrekker’ was killed by a trophy hunter after being declared a ‘problem-animal’ by Namibian authorities
The need to protect large-tusked and potentially large-tusked elephants from poaching and excessive selective hunting pressure is more apparent than ever as the progressive decrease in average tusk size over the past three decades is potentially leading to over exploitation of older bulls.
Giant large-tusked elephant (with research collar) removed from the gene pool by a Russian hunter in Zimbabwe.
The US Federal Court of Appeals has invalidated the decision to allow the import of animal parts from trophy hunts from Zambia and Zimbabwe.
One of the main motivations for killing elephants in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is the argument that they destroy the plants and this is accepted by many as a problem. Let’s discuss whether this argument is not just an excuse for proponents of culling to get more ivory for the ivory trade, or to justify higher quotas for nearby hunting areas.
President Trump called elephant hunting a “horror show” Sunday and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration’s earlier approval of the practice.
Celebrated hunter Ron Thomson believes that 88% of Kruger National Park’s elephants should be culled.
In the middle of the sixth mass extinction, when 50% of the living species are at risk of extinction due to the ever growing, destructive human hands, the six rhinoceros species are at the tip of the pyramid, among the most endangered species on Earth.
When the dry season sets in and water is scarce, barriers blur and relationships are forged out of necessity. One such relationship is that of Benny the elephant and Mike the human.
One of the last big elephant bulls in Africa was shot and killed by the authorities because it was suspected he had killed a farmer.
A large bull elephant, described as an ‘iconic tusker’ was trophy hunted in Zambia this weekend – the biggest elephant trophy in decades.
A transboundary elephant connectivity study has been launched in western Zambia with the fitting of satellite tracking collars to wild elephants to investigate their cross-border movements.
Ndawe was the missing link, the proof that we were looking for. We were sure that elephants made the long journey between Tsavo and Amboseli, and he was the confirmation.
The last few weeks have witnessed some pretty vicious social media attacks on lodges within Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park
SATAO 2 is dead, and another of the last super tuskers left in Africa has been poached, leaving only 6 of these giants in the Tsavo Conservation Area in southern Kenya.
An emotional account of what it’s like to be behind the scenes at an elephant relocation as a conservation exercise
Eight elephants find a new home in an area that hasn’t seen elephants for over 100 years.
Three of the world’s leading African elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants from extinction.
Vietnam’s growing illegal ivory trade threatens Africa’s elephants.
The safari of a lifetime in Botswana’s Okavango Delta – buffalo on foot, elephants playing in the water and more. By Tim & Heather Doyle
Tim the well-known super tusker elephant from Kenya’s Amboseli has been speared in a human-wildlife conflict incident
A provisional list of proposals by African states for amendment of current trade allowances at CITES for endangered species
Orphaned baby elephants changing lives at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Oupoot, the Knysna elephant, has made an appearance again!
An elephant calf is saved after he became trapped in a dam at Phalaborwa Copper, Limpopo – thanks to the heroic team of Elephants Alive
Elephant dung has many uses to humans – from delicious coffee and beer, to medicine, insect repellant, biogas and paper
A female elephant fitted with a GPS collar travelled over 100 km across conservancy land – re-establishing old movement corridors
Renowned conservationist, Ian Redmond, has stepped forward to champion Malawi’s fight against wildlife crime following the government’s announcement of its ivory burn this Thursday 2nd April.
An elephant walks free after getting stuck in a muddy well in Kenya.
Environmental crime is hindering Africa from seeing economic growth, destroying the future of the people.
During our recent Africa Geographic visit to Namibia, we shared a rather special moment with a family of desert elephants, as they settled down for a mid-morning siesta.
The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is taking place in more than 120 cities across the world on October 4 this year. It will see the delivery of memoranda of demand and proposed changes to South Africa’s legislation delivered to key government representatives across the globe.
The man who saved the African elephant in the 1980s is returning to the fray. This time nothing will stop Richard Leakey except the grim reaper.
An interview with Major-General Johan Jooste, the man in charge of anti-poaching at South African National Parks.
Over the last month the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has welcomed two new orphaned elephants, rescued from well and a herd of cattle
Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.
A tiny elephant, named Murit, was rescued from a well in Kenya and taken to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Namibian John K Kasaona gives a local’s view on the Namibian hunting debate.
The New Jersey State Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill banning ivory and rhino horn sales on Monday, making New Jersey the first state to take a definitive stand against wildlife trafficking.
Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, who was killed by poachers at Tsavo East National Park, in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers.
African Parks has ramped up their anti-poaching efforts in DRC’s Garamba National Park after 68 elephants were poached using chainsaws and hand grenades.
The story of a Chinese conservationist who is working to determine China’s role in the elephant poaching problem and coming up with solutions that can be implemented across China and Africa.
The sickening footage of the shocking moment a sleeping elephant in Zimbabwe was woken up by American trophy hunters and shot.
Kafue National Park, spoken of as the lungs of Africa, is doing great things for conservation with their Elephant Orphanage Project.
The story of an elephant calf’s utter devotion to its mother in her dying days.
Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on 15 May 2014 the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years.
The story of a baby elephant rescue at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
Born Free USA has released a report that provides an accurate and complete picture of the depths of the infamous ivory trade, and its findings are truly alarming.
The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.
This video shows a young elephant calf charging a vehicle and then very quickly realising that this might not be such a good idea after all.
It is with deep sadness and regret that Tembe Elephant Park has announced the death of Isilo the elephant. Isilo was the king of the elephants and wildlife in the Tembe Transfrontier Park on the South Africa/Mozambique Border and was known as the biggest “tusker” in Southern Africa.
This blogger comes across a strange situation in the Okavango; one dead crocodile, attached to one dead elephant.
It is up to us to save elephants. To do this we have to start with education and knowledge, so in light of that here are 10 facts everyone should know about elephants.
Twenty-one new elephant calves have been sighted at Zakouma National Park in the Republic of Chad, marking a turnaround in the fortune of the park’s beleaguered elephant herds which had been decimated by poaching in recent years.