President Clinton & Chelsea Visit STE 

President Clinton & Chelsea visited the Save the Elephants Research Camp on Sunday May 3rd to hear a briefing about how technology, community and collaboration can help bring an end to the ongoing ivory poaching crisis (as in this film). Chelsea officially opened our new Visitor’s Centre, and with her father went into the field to be introduced to the elephants of Samburu. They were given a warm welcome by all, and – unlike the Secret Service - were spared being sprayed with mud by playful bulls! The visit was part of an African tour by supporters of the Clinton Global Initiative. 

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 Wave of Ivory Destructions Keeps Building  

Momentum around the destruction of world ivory stockpiles continued to build this month as two more nations, Congo-Brazzaville and the United Arab Emirates, disposed of their holdings. Elephants will only survive in the wild if ivory is no longer seen as a commodity, and the building tide of support for destroying stockpiles under the African-led Elephant Protection Initiative is a critical step towards achieving this and seeing an end to the ivory trade. Similar events are being planned by more governments … watch this space!

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Thailand Ivory Seizures

Seven tonnes of ivory have been seized in Thailand in the last month in two separate shipments. The containers from Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo were destined for Laos, a growing ivory trafficking hub. The Elephant Crisis Fund is now supporting a new project with WildAid to end demand for ivory in Thailand.

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 Chicago Expo
WCN Expo in Chicago

May 9th in Chicago will see the launch of the first Wildlife Conservation Network Expo ever to be held outside California! Come meet researchers, learn about their work and get involved. Iain Douglas-Hamilton will be speaking alongside leading conservationists working with lions, snow leopards and grizzly bears. Spread the word!

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Anti-Poaching Progress

The Crisis Fund continues to make impact, granting 100% of gifts out to urgent projects. This month grants were made to the Zambezi Society and the Tashinga Initiative to secure the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe, to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Ndoki, Congo, and to the Frankfurt Zoological Society in Zambia.

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Elephant Scholarships

The Elephant Scholarship Programme has put more than 80 students from elephant rangelands in Northern Kenya through secondary and university education. STE and Elephant Watch Camp channel the passion of visitors into transforming young lives & creating ambassadors for elephants. 

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