For permission to conduct research in Amboseli National Park over many years we thank the National Research Council, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Wardens of Amboseli National Park. Our many colleagues and collaborators have our deepest thanks for their commitment, support and friendship. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with these individuals and to learn from their experiences.

We are grateful to those organizations, companies and individuals who have made possible our Elephant Partners conservation initiative for the Mara elephants, launched in 2011. We also greatly appreciate our collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service, the Narok County Council, the conservancies and group ranches, the Mara Elephant Project and other stakeholders of the Mara ecosystem and its elephants. See Acknowledgements within the Elephant Partners section for the full picture for this particular initiative.

Many thanks go to our previous and current external Board members: Coco Hall, Nidhi Singh, Paul Klingenstein, Dr. Cynthia L. Jensen and Dr. Andy Dobson.

In addition, we warmly thank our many supporters whose kind words and financial and in-kind assistance keep us moving forward.