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Elephant Conservation with iWorry and Save the Elephants

Save the Elephants

Save the Elephants aims to secure a future for elephants and sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live. Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton and his wife, Oria, have earned their reputation as the foremost authorities on the African elephant. These two are real pioneers who have lived in the bush with elephants long enough to begin to understand their secrets. They've co-authored two award-winning books about their adventures, Among the Elephants and Battle for the Elephants.

Iain Douglas-Hamilton was the first to alert the world to the ivory poaching crisis. He chronicled how Africa's elephant population was halved between 1979 and 1989 and helped bring about the world ivory trade ban. Today the Ivory Wars have started again. Poaching is rampant as the price of ivory escalates because of demand from the Far East. Save the Elephants is on the forefront of providing data to conservation communities on who and where. 

Deeper Africa guests have the unique opportunity to join Save the Elephants field researchers in their daily observations of the herds that move through Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. Samburu offers shelter to 66 family units and approximately 100 bulls, numbering about 900 elephants in total. A contribution is made by each Deeper Africa guest who visits the Save the Elephant Fund projects in Kenya. 

You can learn more about Save the Elephants on their website, 

Watch Dr. Douglas-Hamilton and Jane Goodall speak about the importance of the U.S. government's ivory crush and learn how Dr. Douglas-Hamilton uses Google Earth to develop his elephant tracking data.