Post-war in Mali

Why is an organization concerned with elephant conservation convening a national workshop on reconciliation, aid and reconstruction? In short, it is because sustainable elephant conservation requires wise and equitable environmental management, and such environmental...

Surviving the War

The main wave of the warfare in Mali has washed over the Gourma Region and the elephant range, and its immediate threat is diminished thanks to intervention from the French.  However, mop-up work is still occurring in the Gourma as some of the jihadis and rebels are...

Protecting the Mali Elephants from War

Mali is at war.  The year –long and now escalating conflict(s) in Mali pose a real threat to the Gourma Elephants, so we have adapted our planning and on-the-ground work to proactively anticipate issues.  In this post we will cover: The impact of the conflict on the...

Mali mobilizes to protect the desert elephants

Despite the significant unrest and political turmoil in Mali over the past 7 months, WILD & the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) are glad to report that our Mali Elephant Project (MEP) has continued to work with the local communities and create a...
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