Our priorities for 2020 are:

  • Population and launch of The Elephant Ethogram, a unique, fully searchable online database that documents over 300 African elephant behaviors with written descriptions, video (approx. 2000 clips), audio and photographs.
  • Field work dokumenting elephant reproductive behavior in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
  • Engagement in collaborative research on elephant conservation, communication, behavior and culture.
  • Continuation of our long-term fight against the ivory trade, the trophy hunting of elephants, and the capture of elephants for captivity.
  • Provision of science-based advice, statements and affidavits on elephant conservation issues and welfare cases.
  • Initiation and support of collaborative efforts to improve the conservation of wild elephants and the welfare of those in captivity.
  • Engagement with the media to contribute toward a better understanding of conservation issues and interests and needs of elephants.
  • Education through ElephantVoices.org, our social media accounts and in collaboration with others.
  • Continuation of our support for and work with Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and Global Sanctuary for Elephants, as Co-Founders and Partners.

Joyce and Petter looking for elephants in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. (©ElephantVoices)