Mali poachers caught!… A superb response to a tragedy

We have good news! After the tragic poaching incident of 13-14 May, we received a superb response from many of our supporters and the Malian government. Thank you to everyone who helped out!  The incident was a tragedy, but the response within Mali was extraordinary,...

Slaughter at Indamane

*For security reasons, no images of our Mali team will appear in these blogs for the foreseeable future The single biggest poaching incident occurred on the full moon night of the 13th/14th May. Our initial information was that five elephants had been gunned down at...

Why do the local people protect the elephants?

Mali Elephant Project update Sometimes in conservation we have been reticent to ask local people what they think and feel about wildlife in case they are less than enthusiastic! In reality what they usually don’t want is to have their livelihoods diminished and their...

Protecting elephants through promoting peace

The survival of the Mali elephants is intimately linked to the state of relations between the peoples of the Gourma region. The Mali Elephant Project empowers local communities to work together to protect elephants and their habitat from human encroachment, and the...
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