ElephantVoices© was initiated in 2002 (as the Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project) and developed by Petter Granli and Joyce Poole. All text, photographs and sounds on the website are copyright ElephantVoices, Petter Granli and Joyce Poole, if not otherwise marked.
Web advice and design and templates for our previous site were generously contributed by Signatur, Norway. Kenneth Ngunjiri, Kenya, assisted with html and PHP/MySQL programming. Philip Nyamwaya and Intrepid Data Systems, also Kenya, developed the interface for our offline elephant calls Access database.
The current site launched in July 2009 is the creative design and work effort of Petter and Joyce and programmers Mark Mwongela, Frederick Mwangima, and Ferdinand Eloto from Verviant Consulting Services, Kenya. Online databases with Ajax functionality/interface have been programmed by Fredrick and Mark. Ferdinand joined the programming team in April 2009.
ElephantVoices is built in Joomla!, with Cisco Webservers as webhost. Joomla! is an open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and optimized for Apache Web server.
ElephantVoices is intended for scientists, wildlife managers, policy makers, students, elephant enthusiasts and the general public. For those of you who have dropped in here more or less by chance, we hope it stimulates your interest in elephants!
We would appreciate comments from you about www.ElephantVoices.org as it evolves over the years.
Please respect our copyright. Our photographs and recordings are available for commercial or educational use if you contact us. Sales of images and sounds help support our continuing elephant work. You'll find our copyright statement here.
ElephantVoices does not contain any kind of information that is offensive to children.