"In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught."

Baba Dioum, Senegalese environmentalist, addressing the General Assembly of IUCN, 1968.

We approach our elephant work in the same spirit as Baba Dioum. Our endeavor to protect elephants is inspired by love and deep respect for them as a species and as individuals, which, in turn, is based on our understanding of them gained through long-term study.

To protect the lives of elephants and to sustain the beauty of the places they live, we must inspire others to feel likewise. Therefore, education, the sharing of knowledge, underpins all that we do.

We give lectures, speak to school kids, exchange emails with students, disseminate information through our website, news blog, databases and via documentaries and publications and by being available for the media.

Our online collections of elephant sounds, gestures, and behaviors, form a unique resource that we hope will be of value to everyone visiting ElephantVoices. The same goes for the other databases and information made available.

You'll find us on different Social Media through the links on the top right.

The short film below is one of the outputs from a collaboration between ElephantVoices and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where Joyce talks about tusklessness among elephants in general and some of our related findings in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. This film is part of HHMI's Elephant Portal - and ElephantVoices efforts within educational outreach.