Save the Elephants works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world.Based in #Samburu #Kenya
We are thrilled to announce that the Saving The Elephants 2017 10k Run/Walk @savingtheelephantsrun in New York’s Central Park is in aid of Save The Elephants! Registration for the event on Saturday, November 18th in Central Park is OPEN so if you fancy running to save elephants, please sign up!! The run/walk is sponsored by @ivoryella and @extraordinaryjourneys. Stay tuned for information on a once in a lifetime trip for the top fundraiser. To register, click the link in the bio. #savetheelephants #runforelephants #centralnyrun2017
What does it take for an elephant to survive in the savanna? Find out in Katherine Roy’s new picture book How to Be an Elephant, which has received four starred reviews. How to Be an Elephant draws upon the latest scientific research and Roy’s own expedition to Kenya, where she spent time with STE's research teams in Samburu and Tsavo, to vividly portray the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain newborn into a majestic adult. On sale now on amazon.com
Our #fanfriday photo comes from Thato Tlale who is a travel Photographer. He took this beautiful picture while he was in Kasane on a boat cruise on the chobe river... the elephant was in Sedudu Island in Botswana. Thank you Thato. We love it!
Today marks one year since Tim the infamous Tusker was collared in Amboseli. For the past year STE, along with our partners Big Life Foundation @biglifeafrica and Amboseli Trust for Elephants @amboseli_trust have been keeping a close eye on him. So far, Tim has been very adventurous! We’ve recorded him making 173 attempts to enter farmlands for the purposes of raiding crops, that is roughly equivalent to a raid every other night!
Tim is very smart and keeping up with him has been a little challenging however since February, the team monitoring him have managed to intercept and prevent almost 50% of his raids. Often raiding with a party of other huge males, Tim is one bull that understands the phrase "there is strength in numbers" a little too well! 😁
We absolutely adore him!
📷 Ryan Wilkie
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Did you know? Here at Tiffany we're committed to ending the global ivory crisis. Help us save these wonderful creatures with #KnotOnMyPlanet and visit www.knotonmyplanet.org to learn more. @zoeisabellakravitz, @officialdavidhallberg, @ellefanning, @janellemonae and @st_vincent.
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The @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn is proud to be a long-time supporter and partner with @SavetheElephants and @wildnetorg in the @ElephantCrisisFund. Together we have funded more than 160 projects across Africa and Asia to stop the killing of elephants, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for their ivory. Watch the video and visit the new website to learn more about how you can help protect elephants.
Link in bio. #ElephantCrisisFund #SavetheElephants #Ivory #NoPoaching #SayNoToIvory #ProtecttheElephants
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American actor and environmentalist @leonardodicaprio has lent his voice to a powerful short film about the ECF and the poaching crisis facing African elephants. The @elephantcrisisfund is a joint initiative of @savetheelephants and @wildnetorg in partnership with @LeonardoDiCapriofdn to end the ivory crisis. The ECF has funded the world's best efforts in the most critical hotspots to stop the killing of elephants and the trafficking and demand for ivory. Check out the new Elephant Crisis Fund website to watch the full 3 minute film (link in bio)
Today, our Head of Security Chris Leadismo joined a team of wildlife NGOs, a movie director and Hong Kong Lawmaker to urge the Hong Kong legislative council to support the ivory ban with no compensation for ivory traders. You can watch his full testimony on our Facebook page.
Conservationists are hopeful that Hong Kong will follow in China's footsteps which has vowed to end its ivory trade at the end of this year.
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Brothers in arms.
You would be forgiven for thinking these two giants were related. Though Tim and Craig may not share any blood relations they certainly have a special bond.
Lately they have been spending a lot of time together, both out in the bush and on nightly forays into farmland!
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Our friends at The Nature Conservancy in Africa are calling for animal lovers around the world to turn their dogs (and cats!) into Honorary Ranger Dogs. Join the fun and turn your pet into a hero for elephants!
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Happy #nationaldogday! Alfred Langat, right and Ali Leadura take #rangerdog Machine, left and Warrior out for training in Laikipia, Northern Kenya. The dogs protect people and wildlife against poaching and crimes.—Photo by @amivitale #protectpreserve #savenature #conservation #kenya
It takes one to know one.
This breathtaking photo is of One Ton and our CEO Frank Pope who seemed to be having a telepathic conversation with each other 😁. Their deep understanding of each other is astonishing. Clearly they are big fans of each other's work. #FanFriday
📷 Richard Bonham *PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS*
If this won't get rid of your Monday blues, we don't know what will.
One Ton, a majestic bull from the Chyulu Hills came to check out one of his favourite swimming pools and in typical bull fashion he brought his boys with him. So, our founder and president @iaindouglashamilton and his long time friend and head of Big Life @richard.bonham10 decided to go and say hello.
In our previous posts we have told you of the fact that elephants understand hierarchies and dominance and you can see this clearly in the video. OneTon's demeanor and tusk size shows that he is older hence no one drinks until he's done.
📷 Frank Pope
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Conservationist Wayne Lotter, a powerful force taking on the Tanzanian ivory trafficking cartels, was killed last night in a shooting near Dar es Salaam.
Through a combination of dogged determination and his self-effacing nature he created a powerful partnership with the National and Transnational Serious Crime Investigations Unit (NTSCIU) that had achieved real success against the crime networks.
With the support of Wayne's organisation @pams_foundation in Tanzania https://pamsfoundation.org/ the NTSCIU arrested 1,398 poachers and ivory traffickers, 78% of whom were convicted for their crimes. This has been the first significant win against a wave of poaching that slashed Tanzania's elephant population by 60% between 2007 and 2016.
Our deepest condolences to Wayne's family and his team.
"The Bull" turns 75!
Trumpets of ❤️ and well wishes to our founder, president and all time favourite boss as he turns a year older today!! A visionary, a scientist, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a friend and above all an elephant lover!
Help us wish @iaindouglashamilton a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Read this amazing piece by Sophie Harrison on the great new way @nature_africa in collaboration with @nemakenya and @savetheelephants are helping secure a future for elephants here in Kenya.
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Photo by @amivitale. Elephant migratory routes are ancient invisible highways etched into their very bones. And in Kenya, TNC's scientists are making the invisible visible by turning movement and behavior data gathered by @savetheelephants into maps that the government can use to make elephant-friendly choices about where and how to grow. Let’s get a bigger table, because the elephants are coming. Happy World Elephant Day! Read the story: bit.ly/elephants-map-kenyas-future
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On this day, we would like to appreciate one of our partners and sponsors for all their support in helping us secure a future for elephants. Thank you @ivoryella
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On #WorldElephantDay, we extend deepest gratitude to our amazing friends and staff of Save The Elephants for their brave work and leadership who champion every day their mission to secure a future for elephants in harmony with people.🐘🐘🐘 #mission #coexistence #Savetheelephants
On this day, #WorldElephantDay we would like to show our deep appreciation to @getcrackin and their spokes-elephant #ErnietheElephant for their generous donation of $100,000 to Save The Elephants. 100% of the funds will be used to support anti-poaching efforts in Africa managed by the @elephantcrisisfund , an initiative of Save The Elephants and the @wildnetorg, in partnership with the @leonardodicapriofdn The ECF supports projects across Africa, in ivory consuming countries which aim to stop the killing of elephants, prevent the trafficking, and put an end to the buying of ivory.
Thank you #ErnietheElephant for helping to save your family!
Here’s to all those incredible elephants who surprise and amaze us every day. We are amazed by their resilience, courage, loyalty, wisdom, love and many other attributes.
These gentle giants are what the human race should aspire to be.
📷 Nic Nichols
Samburu’s highest climber! A few years ago, Monsoon, the leader of one half of the Clouds family, proved scientists wrong by leading her family up one of the biggest hills in Samburu National Reserve called Koitogor. Before this amazing feat, scientists didn't believe elephants could climb hills of such gradients because of the sheer physical energy that must be expelled in order to do so. At 56, Monsoon is one of the oldest elephants in the reserve and is still going strong. We salute her courageous hill trek and hope you’ll celebrate her amazing spirit of adventure with us this World Elephant Day tomorrow! #worldelephantday
Anwar the car-loving pachyderm! This week we have been honouring some of our most beloved and notorious elephants as part of our World Elephant Day celebrations. And today we are celebrating the unusual antics of Anwar the bull elephant who has developed an unrequited and rather odd affection for STE and Elephant Watch cars. He will walk over to them, start sniffing around with his enormous trunk and then rest his head on the roof. We don’t mind, we love him as much as he loves our cars! #worldelephantday
Meet our very own Houdini! As part of our celebration of individual elephants this week, we want to introduce you to Matt. Matt is one of the oldest bulls in the reserve and is both extremely elusive and very clever. Clever enough to have taken off his collar more than three times! We have a number of theories as to how he’s removing it but what Matt doesn’t realise is that every time he drops his collar, the STE monitoring team get an immobility alert and we or Jeremy from @r.e.s.c.u.e scramble to make sure he’s okay. Elephants are super intelligent and pick up things very easily so we are now exploring new collaring techniques to ensure they are Matt-proof!
📷 Edelmond Williams
Our beloved Habiba! As part of our build up to World Elephant Day we are honouring some of our favourite elephants which of course includes one very sweet and resilient elephant, Habiba. In Arabic, Habiba means darling or beloved which is apt considering she is one of the most popular elephants in Samburu National Reserve. Habiba has survived all odds including the devastating loss of her mother and aunts to become a matriarch and a mother herself. In fact when all the older Swahili females were killed during the poaching crisis, Habiba took the remaining orphans into her care at the tender age of 12, long before she had a calf of her own. Just another shining example of how compassionate elephants can be to one another…. #worldelephantday 📷 STE
Celebrating the naughtiest elephant!
Today we tip our hat in the direction of Tim the collared Tusker who has earned the dubious honour of being named the naughtiest elephant. Tim is a serial crop raider with a penchant for tomatoes. He lives in Amboseli and is equipped with his own personal bodyguard of rangers whose job it is to ensure that he and his male friends don't help themselves to neighbours' crops. An elephant raid on a crop plantation can have a devastating impact on family livelihoods but through technology, surveillance and long term monitoring, Save The Elephants is working hard with the local community and other wildlife organisations, such as Big Life Foundation, Wildlife Direct and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, to one day enable both elephants and humans to live in peace and harmony.