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: Elephants make record-breaking trek to survive

The 350 elephants living in Mali’s Gourma desert have adapted to living with little access to water in temperatures that often exceed 50 degrees Celsius. Photo: Chyulu Smith Original article posted by the University of Oxford. Elephants living near Timbuktu make...

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...

Dr. Hema’s path towards a successful PhD study!

Emmanuel Hema of Burkina Faso (middle man in the image below) was the first local (West African) employee on our Mali Elephant Project.  After two years he decided to study for his PhD, and all the project partners supported his first two years and WILD continued to...

Note on the poaching incident at Insegueren, Mali

It is a race against time to ensure the future of the notable remnant population of approximately 550 elephants in the Gourma of Mali. These represent 12% of all West African elephants, and are the northernmost in Africa since the extinction of the Mauritanian...

Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali

A bloodless military coup has occurred in the Western Africa state of Mali, where WILD’s Mali Elephant Project is located. We are very happy to inform everyone that our field staff and associates are  in no immediate danger. Check back for more updates! >>Learn...
Page 4 of 6« First...23456