Save The Elephants@savetheelephants

Save the Elephants works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world. Based in #Samburu #Kenya.

www.savetheelephants.org/

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Our partners @lionlandscapes is running a campaign for its Lion Ranger programme. Satellite collars help them to track the movements of lions living amongst people and livestock. Real-time movement data from these collars and accessible to Rangers via the Save The Elephants tracking App (powered by Vulcan) teaches Lion Landscapes about how lions survive in human-dominated landscapes, and helps them to prevent human-lion conflict by keeping livestock away from known lion locations. Please support them here: https://www.lionlandscapes.org/rangers. Image: Ami Vitale. @kenyawildlifeservice @tusk_org @nature_africa @nature_org @houstonzoo @sandiegozoo @loisaba_conservancy


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Elephant scholars - past and present, gathered with parents and teachers at the Save the Elephants research camp in Samburu National Reserve yesterday  to celebrate the STE/Elephant Watch Safaris Elephant Scholarship programme. Since its inception almost 18 years ago, the education programme has grown from strength to strength and this year we celebrated the highest number of intakes of scholars - 16!  As part of the celebrations, students performed songs and poems for the invited guests and the celebrations continued throughout the day with speeches and prize-giving followed by a cake cutting. Hongera to all past and present elephant scholars! Photos: @janewynyard #elephantscholars #Samburu #Kenya


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Our partners @lionlandscapes are running a campaign for their Lion Ranger programme, please support them here: https://www.lionlandscapes.org/rangers. Livestock owners can have access to real time collared lion movements via a mobile phone App developed by Save The Elephants and @vulcaninc. Rather than helping livestock owners to kill the lions we have found that knowing where lions are located promotes coexistence by allowing people to avoid them. Image: Ami Vitale


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Thanks to YOUR incredible generosity and the match of an anonymous donor on #GivingTuesday, we were able to surpass our target for elephants! Your support will help us secure a future for elephants across Africa such as this feisty young male who was born to one of our study elephants, Monsoon, in September this year. #savetheelephants #Samburu #Kenya #Africa #GivingTuesday. Photo: @janewynyard


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Great work from our partner, Big Life Foundation. An impressive rescue by all involved. #Repost @biglifeafrica with @get_repost
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UNEARTHING TIM: The Battle to Rescue an Amboseli Icon
Mondays don’t start much worse than this: a big bull elephant stuck in the mud deep in the Kimana swamp. Our hearts sank. An aerial view confirmed the worst: Tim, one of Africa’s largest and most magnificent elephants, clearly in serious trouble.
Big Life rangers responded immediately, but the outlook wasn’t good. Tim was up to his neck in mud and immobilized, with no chance of escaping on his own. Nor was there a way for a vehicle to get close to him. Failure—Tim’s death—was a real possibility.
Everyone got to work. How do you pull a 6-ton object out of a suction pit, when that object is alive, thrashing, and has no idea the people around him are trying to help? Tim was understandably aggressive, stressed, and tiring fast.
Luckily, support was on the way from all over Kenya. A @KenyaWildlifeService tractor had been steadily chugging in from Amboseli since the alert was sounded, and our experienced friends at @DSWT were also wrapping their heads around how to pull Tim out. The answer was going to be a 300m long tow strap, flown in from Nairobi.
The tractor ultimately had to approach from the far side, where the land was drier/firmer. Two Big Life Land Cruisers and the tractor pulled, the tow strap went tight, and then… the strap snapped.
After more pulling, and more strap breakages/repairs, the tractor and vehicles finally managed to pull Tim onto firmer footing. But he was too worn out from the ordeal to even stand.
The vehicles kept pulling slowly, knowing that his life depended on it. Finally, in the last light of the day, Tim stood. As the crowd cheered, he shrugged the tow straps off before slowly heading back toward @KimanaSanctuary. The rangers stayed with him until he was safely back on protected land.
Rangers are keeping an eye on Tim, and he appears to be fine.
A huge thanks, as always, to KWS and DSWT, and to our supporters around the world. Without you, stories like these might not have such a happy ending.


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Did you know that elephant behaviour can be determined by the vibrations they make? This fascinating fact was discovered by scientists Dr Beth Mortimer and Prof Tarje Nissen-Meyer (pictured) who spoke about their research at a recently concluded TEDWomen conference in California. The study which was done in collaboration with Save the Elephants, opens a new chapter in understanding how elephants communicate and also opens our eyes to the challenges posed by humans. #elephants #science #research #vibrations #elephantbehaviour.


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Monsoon is no ordinary elephant...she’s a survivor! This 57 year-old matriarch from the Storms Family in Northern Kenya lost two daughters to poachers’ bullets and was shot five times during an escalation of the poaching crisis between 2009 - 2012
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In October this year, Monsoon surprised us all by giving birth again for the first time in nine years in her safe haven of Samburu National Reserve. With sustained effort, we are helping to rebuild the shattered lives of Samburu’s elephant herds but we need your help to do this elsewhere
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This Giving Tuesday a generous anonymous donor is matching gifts up to $120,000. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT and help elephants like Monsoon feel safe again by donating using the link in the bio. #GivingTuesday #elephants #Monsoon #Samburu #MatchingGift #DoubleYourImpact #SaveElephants. Photo: @janewynyard


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The much awaited film is finally out and we're super excited to share it with you as we celebrate STE's 25th anniversary! Click the link in the bio to see the full film! #STE25years.


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This is what elephants do on Black Friday. They’d like to keep doing this on Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday too. Allow them to live wild and free every day by saving some of your well earned cash for elephants! Click the link in the bio to donate. Photo: Nic Nichols
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. **And stay tuned for our new 25th anniversary film launching soon!** #STE25years

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Here's a sneak peek of our 25th anniversary film launching soon. To be the first to see it, click the link in our bio! #STE25years


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It’s our 25th anniversary! To celebrate we’ve created a new short film about our work and the world of elephants which we’ll be releasing soon. To see the film first, click the link in our bio. Photo: @janewynyard


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We’ve published 161  research papers over the past 25 years, deepening the world’s understanding of elephants and their future on the planet.
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To learn more about our work, click the link in our bio.
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**It’s our 25th Anniversary this year! To mark this milestone, we’re looking back at some of the ways you - our donors and supporters, have helped us protect wild elephants, empower communities and create innovative solutions for wildlife conservation. Plus stay tuned to watch our exciting new film to be released on Wednesday November 21!** #STE25years.


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