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...

Making Teamwork for African Wildlife Possible

Your purchase of a raffle ticket can enhance urgently needed collaboration Wilderness Foundation Global (WFG) is turning the tide against wildlife crime in Africa, the old fashioned way: by making it easy for some of the best anti-poaching leaders to work together....

Tracking Mali’s desert elephants near Timbuktu

Nigel Kuhn is a frontline photographer and film producer partnering with our Mali Elephant Project and the Chengeta Wildlife team and International Conservation Fund of Canada. Read on to learn about Nigel’s experience tracking the desert elephants of Mali as...

The Most Challenging & Dangerous Elephant Protection Operation

When I was asked to come to Mali to train the new Anti-Poaching Brigade charged with protecting the last herd of West African desert elephants, I knew I would be learning as much as I would be teaching. I also knew that many people expected me to launch a war. Quite...

Be Part of the Solution on World Elephant Day

Right now, as you read this blog celebrating World Elephant Day, there are real individuals in the remote villages of West Africa, building a future for elephants. Unfortunately, their actions come at a high price: by working to save elephants, West African villagers...

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...
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