Elephant Specialist Advisory Group (ESAG) Workshopesag


This workshop formed part of the DEA National Research Strategy for Elephants, feeding into research projects under this strategy led by UKZN. The results of this research will provide greater understanding of issues of management concern, including around direct management of elephants and its unintended consequences, Human-elephant conflict and mitigation, and the broader socio-economic importance…

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Gratitude to beautiful Kenya and all its dedicated conservationists


Staff shot – strategy meeting, Shaba 2019 Photo credit: Jane Wynyard We consider ourselves privileged to have links to special friends and colleagues in Kenya. We are very proud of Elephants Alive’s Ronny Makakule who was awarded a trip to Kenya by Save the Elephants to meet David Daballen, a guru in the field of…

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Tuskers Workshop

Elephant experts from across Africa gathered in Hoedspruit for the three day TUSKERS Workshop in January. Dr. Kate Evans – Director & Founder, Elephants for Africa Mr. Brian Courtenay – Founder & Chairman of the the Southern African Conservation Trust Dr. Michelle Henley – Director & Co-founder, Elephants Alive Dr. Markus Hofmeyr – Specialist Vet…

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Networking Across the Globe


In March, the Elephants Alive (EA) research team attended the 2018 Savanna Science Network Meeting at Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park. This academic conference brings together scientists conducting savanna-related research in Africa, South America and Australasia, and is hosted by the Scientific Services of South African National Parks. EA’s Anka Bedetti-de Kock presented a…

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