Working together brings the impossible within reach in Mali

The challenge of operating in the Gourma grows as the jihadist insurgency advances by stealth, tapping into local grievances to expand their influence. This of course runs counter to the Mali Elephant Project’s strategy of bringing diverse groups together to...

Keeping the Elephants Alive

Three things have been keeping the elephants alive: the local people, Malian military patrols and the elephants themselves. Last year the sudden dramatic escalation of poaching in the first half of 2015 was the result of a new development whereby international...

Will Mali’s desert elephants become a thing of the past?

In the first two weeks of January 2016, 16 elephants died to international ivory traffickers in Mali. On the outskirts of the elephant range, 50 government rangers have completed rigorous training and are ready to protect Mali’s elephants. The government of Mali needs...
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