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...

Remembering the legacy of Corporal Souleymane

We are sad to announce that Caporal Souleymane Tangara, a member of our Mali Elephant Project’s Anti-poaching Unit, was killed by jihadists when responding to an attack on UN personnel in Douentza. To honor his legacy and provide support to the family he leaves...

Mali’s elephants get a new ally

While poaching ravished wildlife in much of Africa, not a single elephant has been poached in Mali since the new Malian Combined Army-Ranger Anti-Poaching Brigade was deployed six months ago. Now, our field team has added three new furry members to the crew. Join us...

The Mali Elephant Project wins big!

In a drought-prone zone rife with resource conflicts and violent extremism, the Mali Elephant Project (MEP) brings together various ethnic groups to effectively manage local resources and protect an internationally important population of 350 endangered African...

Running for Elephants

Being an elephant in the Gourma region of Mali isn’t easy. Fortunately, people like Wiesje Elfferich are doing their part to safeguard these animals.¬†Wiesje’s story shows the powerful impact that just one passionate individual can make. As Margaret Mead...

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...