ElephantVoices' priorities for 2021:

  • Officially launch and promote The Elephant Ethogram, our unique, fully searchable online database documenting close to 500 African elephant behaviors with written descriptions, video (approximately 2300 clips), audio and photographs.
  • Further expand The Elephant Ethogram with rare behaviors, in collaboration with colleagues, documentary film makers and members of the public.
  • Carry out field work in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, to further document particular elephant behaviors.
  • Inspire interest in elephants, their natural behavior and protection of their habitats, through social and other media outlets, using The Elephant Ethogram as a foundation. 
  • Engage in collaborative research on elephant conservation, communication, behavior and culture.
  • Continue our long-term battle against the ivory trade, trophy hunting, and the capture of elephants for captivity, in collaboration with our partners.
  • Provide science-based advice, statements and affidavits on selected elephant conservation issues and welfare cases.
  • Disseminate science-based education through ElephantVoices.org, our social media channels and external media.
  • Continue to work with Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and Global Sanctuary for Elephants as Co-Founders and Partners.

Joyce and Petter documenting elephant behavior in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. (©ElephantVoices)
ElephantVoices' Joyce Poole and Petter Granli documenting elephant behavior in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. (©ElephantVoices)