ElephantVoices priorities for 2018 are:

  • Continue elephant monitoring and conservation work as leaders of the Gorongosa Elephant Project, Mozambique.
  • Complete the video expansion of our unique online databases to document the full repertoire of African elephant behavior.
  • Engage in collaborative research on elephant communication and culture.
  • Continue our long-term fight against the ivory trade, the trophy hunting of elephants, and the capture of elephants for captivity.
  • Provide science-based advice, statements and affidavits on elephant conservation issues and welfare cases.
  • Initiate and support collaborative efforts to improve the conservation of wild elephants and the welfare of those in captivity.
  • Engage with the media to contribute toward a better understanding of conservation issues and interests and needs of elephants.
  • Educate and advocate through ElephantVoices.org, our social media accounts and collaboration with other educators.
  • Continue our support of and work with Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and Global Sanctuary for Elephants, as Co-Founders and Partners.

Joyce and Petter spotting for elephants in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. (©ElephantVoices)