Archive for Nov 2019
Our Landscape’s Great Explorers
By Anka Bedetti (Elephants Alive Tracking Projects Manager) Study Elephant Cow, Summer. Elephants in the Greater Kruger area are part of an open population roaming freely in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTCA) and teach us that we still have a lot to learn when it comes to fully understanding their movements. Elephants Alive…Read More
Collaring elephants in Gilé National Reserve – wilderness at its best!
by Dr. Michelle Henley Credit: Julie Kern “What would the world be, once bereft of wet and of wilderness? Let them be left, o let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins (Inversnaid 1881) There is a special kind of peace to be found in…Read More
Elephants and Vultures – It’s Complicated
Written by Robin Cook The white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) is a critically endangered species in the Greater Kruger National Park (Greater KNP), with adults being threatened by a variety of factors such as poisonings, electrocutions, muti-trade and habitat loss. These factors place great strain on an already decreasing population. However, as white-backed vultures nest at…Read More
Who is Who?
WHO IS WHO? by Dr. Julie Kern How many large-tusked bulls remain in the APNR? How socially connected are different population members? How successful are human-elephant conflict mitigation methods? These questions are all examples of key research objectives for Elephants Alive. If at first glance you think these questions have little in common, look again…Read More