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Great Elephant Census Shows Massive Decline

It's been 40 years since the last pan-African elephant census and so we conservationists have been playing a bit of a guessing game as to how Africa's giants are really faring in terms of hard numbers.  Just how bad were the declines and where are the problems greatest?  

2016-09-05 09:41:25
 

Mind-blowing Tanzania

Names like Ngorongoro and Serengeti are world famous, and recently on a journey there with 9 lovely folks from Singapore, I got the chance to see why.  The northern part of Tanzania is part of the Greater Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, so if you've been to the Maasai Mara in Kenya, that's just over the border from where this safari took place.

2016-08-24 08:00:32
 

Join my Botswana Safari - June 2017

Announcing my Botswana safari for 2017 is now available for you to join!  This is an exclusive safari for just 8 people with me, combining the World Heritage wetlands and wildlife fiesta of the Okavango Delta, the elephant-rich woodlands of the Khwai region and the Makgadigadi Pan among the San Bushmen.  It's 7 nights in one of the world's last great wildernesses and a safari not to be missed if you love animals and Africa at its wildest!

2016-08-19 08:52:28
 

Happy World Elephant Day

Today to commemorate World Elephant Day, here's a few of my favourite elephant photos in celebration of this amazing animal...  In about a week's time I'm going to be announcing my next safari in Africa - and it's in the home of the world's largest population of elephants.... Can you guess where it might be?

2016-08-12 00:00:25
 

Thai Soccer Team & Tony Jaa Go Ivory Free in Thailand

What have elephants got to do with football and martial arts?  Well more than you might think!

Thailand has long been a hot spot for the illegal ivory trade, which is why the Let Elephants Be Elephants team targeted this country for the next phase of our campaign.  We have seen some stronger measures in Thailand in the last year, including changes to the legislation around ivory and a public ivory stockpile destruction by the government, but there is still much to be done to raise awareness of the issue in Thailand.

2016-07-21 07:26:58
 

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