Feb 102018
 
A New Species…

The African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) has only been considered to be a separate species for just over two years. Initially thought to be a sub-species of Loxodonta africana, the African Bush Elephant, several features distinguish the two. Straighter, harder ivory; a longer mandible; rounder ears; a longer tail; and an additional toenail on each […]

Jan 222018
 
Beware…

An old African proverb states: “When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers most”. African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) somewhere along the Shire River, Liwonde National Park, Malawi. With Mvuu Lodge. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800 f4 @ 1/4000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allenwww.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari    

Dec 122017
 
Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate

On November 15, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on the U.S. import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The president put a hold on the order two days later, calling trophy hunting in a tweet a “horror show.” He has yet to make a final determination regarding the USFWS order. […]

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