Interested in what Save The Elephants do? Have a look at a few images from Samburu National Reserve, Kenya and find out more.
Jeronimo Lepirei, STE’s Research and Community Outreach Officer, and David Daballen, STE’s Head of Field Operations in Samburu who can recognise over 600 elephants, track and record data for Save The Elephant’s Long Term Monitoring program.
STE’s unique brand of conservation education encourages students to become ambassadors of their rich environment. STE also give opportunities to friends around the world to help educate these malleable young minds, while improving the infrastructure of their schools.
The four mainstays of the Education program are scholarship, conservation education, internship and infrastructure development. With education officers in the field and at base, Save The Elephants aims to captivate the imagination of children, turning them from little people who are frightened of elephants into young hearts ready to fight for their heritage, homeland and elephants.
Beginning with GMS collaring and tracking, STE continues to improve on tracking technology which not only informs how fast elephants move through certain areas, often proportional to the perceived level of threat, it can also give exact positions of where families and vulnerable bulls are, allowing concentration of effort within the vast ecosystems.
STE’s founder, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, conducted the first behavioural studies of wild African elephants. Since setting up a long term study of the elephants of Samburu in northern Kenya, he has nurtured a new generation of researchers and conservationists from the local area and around the world, all of whom share the same passion and commitment to making sure that elephants continue to grace African landscapes.
Save The Elephants conducts vital research on elephant behaviour and ecology and pioneered GPS radio tracking in Africa to provide fresh insight into the life of elephants. STE also assists in implementing a UN-level programme to monitor the illegal killing of elephants.
Photo by Frank AF Petersens
Photo by Jane Wynyard
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Photos: Save The Elephants