Mara Elephant Project is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for a Kenyan student. This scholarship is intended for students pursuing conservation or a related field. The goal of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Kenyan nationals acquiring a technical certificate, undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters or PhD) degree in an area related to conservation and the protection of wildlife.Read More
Be inspired by Dr Rene Beyers as he explains why elephants are so important to the environment and the ecosystems in which they live, AND the need for our own survival! @EBTSOYPRead More
Mandate to end elephant and rhinoceros ivory tusk trade in Canada – Dec 2021Read More
Study: More elephants are at risk of conflict with humans than previously thoughtRead More
Happy #WorldElephantDay! 2021
The wondrous world and existence of elephants is trumpeted today!
World Elephant Day has highlighted our coalition’s #IvoryFreeCanada campaign and consultation brought forth by the Canadian government to ban the trade of elephant ivory in Canada. Please sign and share pre-written letter: https://bit.ly/ivoryfreecan
ReconAfrica is a Canadian oil and gas company with rights to drill for oil in Namibia and Botswana. It is proven that the exploration of petroleum has routinely been accompanied by ecological harm, and has often been the pretext for conflicts. The exploration area in Namibia and Botswana borders three national parks, the Okavango River, and the Okavango Panhandle, which supplies water to the unique Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read our letter to the Canadian government here: https://bit.ly/3pVh63MRead More
In a new paper led by Mara Elephant Project’s Director of Research and Conservation Dr. Jake Wall, new research has found that while elephants can live almost anywhere in Africa, their range is restricted by the growing human footprint and the available protected areas. Read paper – http://bitly.ws/cs2tRead More
What is the value of protecting Biodiversity?
“Biodiversity is an all-encompassing term for what many regard as nature-related risk. It includes the food we eat, the soil, clean water supplies, landscapes, and forests. Nature-related risk affects all those who rely on nature’s services in their supply chains, from fashion, to farming and construction. Today our concern is climate risk; tomorrow it will be about biodiversity and everything that is beyond carbon.”Read More
The numbers are staggering as we learn that humanity is responsible for a decrease in animal populations worldwide of 68% in the past 50 years. The biggest issues facing the global community today are losses to biodiversity.Read More
Elephanatics is excited to announce that it will be assisting three Asian elephant sanctuaries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many sanctuaries are struggling to feed their elephants due to the shortage of tourists and volunteers. We have carefully chosen three to receive CAD$2,000 each: Kulen Elephant Forest – Cambodia – MandaLao Elephant Conservation – Laos – Wildlife Friends Foundation – ThailandRead More