World’s first virtual elephant collaring!
By Dr Michelle Henley Elephants Alive achieved a world first during lockdown – a live virtual collaring, with more than 250 viewers tuning in from around the world to watch the collaring of two majestic bulls. Elephants Alive knows the drill when it comes to collaring elephants. With trusted vets like Drs. Joel Alves and…Read More
The story of Fortunate the Elephant
Despite the lockdown in South Africa, elephant conservation continues. Fortunate the elephant had finally been spotted! This handsome bull elephant was first collared by Elephants Alive in 2015 and has played a crucial part in pioneering research, trying to understand why elephants are attracted to the Phalaborwa mine. This large, open-cast mine is situated on…Read More
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
Collaring in Maputo Special Reserve, Mozambique
Elephants Alive’s Robin Cook & Tammy Eggeling Photo Credit: Dr Ben Muller Elephants Alive successfully collared six elephants in Mozambique’s Maputo Special Reserve (MSR). MSR is home to over 500 elephants, however, little is known about their movement patterns. Wildlife Vets tranquilizing elephant from chopper. Photo Credit: Dr Ben Muller This is an incredibly scenic…Read More