Elephant Communication

Elephant Communication

Elephant Communication: The Power of Rumbles Over millions of years of evolution, African savannah elephants have developed complex communication capabilities, producing vocalizations with low fundamental frequencies that can travel over long distances. Recent studies...
Elephant Accelerometers

Elephant Accelerometers

Elephant Accelerometers The smartphone revolution is bringing benefits for elephants. The proliferation of small, economical sensors for use in cellphones has allowed us to start using these sensitive devices to better understand – and protect – elephants....
Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants

Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants

Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) The most reliable continental measure of poaching pressure is the Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) programme, established by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)....
Long Term Monitoring

Long Term Monitoring

Long Term Monitoring Over the last 15 years, the Samburu elephant population has become one of the best studied in the world. The 1000 or so elephants that use the reserves are recognized individually by the shape of their ears and tusks. Births, deaths and...
Elephant Movements

Elephant Movements

Elephant Movements Having studied elephants within Samburu and further up North near the Kenya Ethiopia border, David says “given the distances we had to travel to move from one population to the next, we never dreamed the two groups of families had ever interacted....