Dear ElephantVoices friend,
The Elephant Ethogram: A Library of African Elephant Behavior is live! We are very excited with the results of this massive, multi-year effort and hope to entice you with our science-telling. There are close to 2,400 educational video clips currently uploaded, each associated with detailed descriptions and stories. In addition, you will find more than 600 field recordings, spectrograms and images. The Elephant Ethogram is a culmination of Joyce's life’s work and it feels very satisfying to be able to share it with the world through the organization we founded together almost 20 years ago.
We officially launched The Elephant Ethogram on 25th May. Read National Geographic's interview with Joyce linked here. Forbes covered the launch with this article - and more media coverage will follow during the days to come. Going forward our ambition is to ensure The Elephant Ethogram will be an important resource used long-term in the best interests of both wild and captive elephants.
The Introduction page will give you some basic information about The Elephant Ethogram. The User Guide will help you find your way, with the Search Portal being the place for all kinds of searches. The Science section is for those especially interested in the science behind the work, while the Acknowledgements page thanks those who made it all possible.
Over the years many of you have supported us, providing a financial foundation for our work for elephants, whether it has been scientific research and/or conservation in Africa, advocating for elephants or helping Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and Global Sanctuary for Elephants off the ground toward the success-stories both organisations are today. We are immensely grateful for your backing - The Elephant Ethogram is a resource we are happy to give back to you and all those interested in or working for elephants.
We will continue to populate and promote The Elephant Ethogram as we open new chapters in our work for these amazing animals. Stay tuned!
Warm wishes, with gratitude, Joyce and Petter