Oct 262014
Up, Up and Away

“Boswell” as this amazing wild African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is affectionately known, is famous for his ability to reach where no elephant has gone before. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe with Ruckomechi Camp and Wilderness Safaris Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm. ISO 200 [email protected] 1/350 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

Aug 312014
20 percent of Africa's elephants killed in three years

Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Between 2010 and 2012 an average of 6.8 percent of the elephant population was killed annually, equaling just over 20 percent of the […]

Feb 142014
Elephants Moved Across Africa in Risky Operation

Originally deemed as an impossible task, staff with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have successfully transported four wild African forest elephants across the Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire). The challenging relocation was conducted to relieve growing conflict between the large animals and villagers in Daloa, a town near the elephants’ home in Marahoue National […]

Dec 122013
Microsoft founder funds Africa-wide elephant survey to measure ivory poachers' toll

Beginning next year, light planes and helicopters will undertake the first ever continent-wide aerial survey of Africa’s vanishing elephant populations. The hugely ambitious initiative, which will count elephant herds in 13 countries, is being funded by Microsoft founder, Paul Allen, through his Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The new survey, which is estimated to cost […]

Jul 292013
Place of Elephants…

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) dusting at Madison Pan, Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris Littile Makololo Camp. Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm. ISO 800 f6.7 @ 1/3000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

Mar 272013
Central africa to mobilize up to 1,000 soldiers to save its elephants (Warning: graphic photos)

Central African states on Saturday said they would mobilize up to 1,000 soldiers and law-enforcement officials to immediately start joint military operations to protect the region’s last remaining savanna elephants, threatened by Sudanese poachers on a killing spree in the region. On the night of March 14-15, in southern Chad, these poachers killed at least […]

Mar 042013
A lifetime with elephants: an interview with Iain Douglas-Hamilton

Iain Douglas-Hamilton has dedicated his life to elephants. “I like elephants because of the way they treat each other,” he says. “They’re very nice to each other most of the time, but not all the time … You see a lot of play…a lot of tender touching, caressing, tactile contact of one sort or another.” […]

Feb 102013
Over 11,000 elephants killed by poachers in a single park [warning: graphic photo]

Surveys in Gabon’s Minkebe National Park have revealed rare and hard data on the scale of the illegal ivory trade over the last eight years: 11,100 forest elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks in this remote protected area since 2004. In all, poachers have cut down the park’s elephant population by two-thirds, decimating what […]

Feb 092013
African elephants prefer Serengeti National Park

Wild African elephants prefer to live in safer, protected areas and become stressed when they leave them. Scientists have found African elephants living outside Serengeti National Park are more stressed than those within the protected area. More elephants also choose to live inside the park, suggesting they “know” which areas are safer to live in, […]