Hear stories chronicling the struggle to save these majestic and iconic animals - from the minutia to the philosophical. News, missives, random thoughts, and in-depth analysis of the current events in the lives of elephants, those that live among them, and those that work to save them. Brought to you by The Elephant Project and narrated by M. Dane Waters.
The Trump Administration's promotion of killing elephants
Botswana’s recent decision to begin the trophy hunting of elephants after years of protection is a likely result of the Trump Administration’s actions promoting the slaughter of elephants. The International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) established by the Trump Administration at the Department of Interior has been pushing countries like Botswana to reopen the trophy hunting of elephants - so American trophy hunters have a new place to get an elephant trophy to showcase in their office or home!
Nigeria and the lost herd
The Elephant Project is working in Nigeria to help support those doing amazing work to protect this lost herd of some of the last remaining elephants in West Africa. Listen to some of the challenges they face and how the establishment of a humane-economy in the country can make a difference for the elephants, the people, and the future of Nigeria.
Connecting the dots to elephant conservation
The Elephant Project is creating new communities in developing countries that will provide jobs, housing, education and health care to the people. We will create real estate investment opportunities for those who want to own a home or invest in a business in an exotic location near an elephant sanctuary, and we will create a safe and secure home for captive and wild elephants in need. Does this sound crazy? Innovative? Both?
World Elephant Day 2017: Burma and the road to Humanity
Every year on August 12th we celebrate World Elephant Day. It is a date on which we should all pause and reflect on how we define our humanity. Though there are differences around the world that divide us, one thing that should unite us is our love, care and compassion for all animals and especially elephants – a majestic keystone species on the brink of extinction....On this important day, we should take solace in the fact that despite the immense challenges of protecting elephants globally from extinction, there is hope that the bulwark is growing stronger as evidenced by what is unfolding in Myanmar.