Congratulations to our @elephantsandbees_ste on launching their Mobile Unit which will go a long way in helping spread the successes of beehive fences in Kenya. #mobileunit#beesonwheels#elephants#elephantsandbees#savetheelephants#bees#Repost@elephantsandbees_ste (@get_repost) ・・・ It’s official - Elephants and Bees is on the move! Due to the initial success of our beehive fence project, it has long been a dream to establish a Mobile Outreach Unit to allow us to support more communities in high human-elephant conflict sites, provide training and assistance on beehive fences as well as spread the social and economic benefits of beekeeping. Thanks to your tremendous support this is now a reality. Our first mobile unit beehive fence construction with the @thekajirebeehivefencesproject shows what can be achieved when people come together to support sustainable solutions to global issues. A huge thanks to @glassybaby, #disneyconservationfund and all other donors that made this possible!
Leading the Herd! A huge thank you to @tiffanyandco for its continued support and commitment to protecting elephants. A global coalition is what we need to help save elephants and Tiffany is leading the way by inspiring so many others to protect these iconic and intelligent creatures. We and the elephants of Africa salute you! #repost@tiffanyandco ・・・ Leaders of the pack. The Tiffany Save the Wild collection launched in 2017 to benefit the Elephant Crisis Fund in support of the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign. We have committed to protect these magnificent creatures by continuing to donate 100% of profits from the collection to the Wildlife Conservation Network (@wildnetorg). Since launching, we have already almost tripled our original commitment, with nearly USD $3 million donated as of August 2018. Thanks to your support, we have pledged a total $4 million minimum commitment by December 2019. Link in bio to shop our Tiffany Save The Wild collection. #TiffanySaveTheWild#KnotOnMyPlanet
Take a look at how Indian born Yun Makan (also known as ‘Deziree’) achieved her ‘pink rebel’ painting in less than two hours! “ Yun tells us that her painting was inspired by the colour pink which she says is often used to represent love alongside the colour red. In this painting, Yun says pink is symbolic of our responsibility to take care of the earth; to live life in pink”. Thanks for the reminder! #FanFriday#Art#Acrylicpaints#Talent#Awareness@dezireearts
Elephant Parade! Our research team were recently out doing long term monitoring and spied a large herd of elephants heading to the river to cool off with new babies in tow. Turns out it was the famous Royals, the largest and most dominant family in Samburu National Reserve being led by collared elephant, Annabelle. Photo: @janewynyard#elephants#savetheelephants#NorthernKenya#EwasoNyiroRiver.
Congratulations to Vivian Alinta - an alumni of the Save The Elephants and @elephantwatchcamp’s Elephant Scholarship programme - who recently graduated from the Mount Kenya University with a Diploma in Community Development and Social Work. Even before graduation, Vivian had already started using her education to make a positive change in her community. She was helping to manage community projects and mentor students under the Samburu Youth Education Fund as the programme co-ordinator for their 2018 Social Change Training Program. Hongera Vivian! #elephant#education#scholars#Samburu#savetheelephants
WATCH the dramatic and emotional moment Wingu from the Clouds helps her sick baby off the ground just moments after he is treated by a vet. The four-year-old male calf, suffering from suspected tuberculosis or pneumonia, was darted in Buffalo Springs, Northern Kenya, by a Kenya Wildlife Service vet while the Save The Elephants team kept a very anxious Wingu and her family away from the operation. The vet, Dominic Mijele, treated the calf with a strong dose of antibiotics but after being given the reversal drug, it was obvious the baby was too weak to stand up on his own. Fortunately the calf began calling for his mother who rushed over and gently helped her little son to his feet. The two were reunited and under the watchful eye of the noble bull Yeagar, were able to head back into the bush together. Our team in Samburu will continue to monitor the baby's progress and we're hopeful he will make a quick recovery. Footage: @janewynyard/Save The Elephants #elephants#Savetheelephants#NorthernKenya#rescue
Today we celebrate the birthday of a very special member of our ‘elephant' family. He might not look like an elephant but he shares similar virtues as these iconic creatures including a deep family bond, compassion, intelligence and wisdom. Iain has worked among elephants since he was 23 years old and is still going strong! Join us in wishing STE's President and Founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton and our main 'bull' a Happy Birthday! Lots of trumpets to you Iain! #SaveTheElephants#elephants#IainDouglasHamilton#Birthday#Trumpets
Did you know that elephant dung has some unexpected uses - not only does it help to boost the ecosystem but it also feeds other wildlife. Elephant dung is rich with seeds and the occasional leftover fruit from the vegetation that elephants eat and makes a great treat for passing birds, insects and even the occasional monkey. Take a look for yourself at this short film from the field in Samburu. #elephants#monkeys#crestedcranes#Samburu#NorthernKenya#SaveTheElephants. Footage: @kkporterfield