Elephants Alive’s mission is to protect elephants and their habitats and promote harmonious co-existence with humans. Our long-term research is providing vital information for conservation management, of these free-roaming elephants.
We believe the future of the elephant is best supported by four pillars of endeavour: 1. Research We support basic research on elephant behaviour and ecology and have pioneered GPS radio tracking to provide fresh insight into elephant ways of life. By understanding elephant movements, we can approach conservation from an elephant's perspective 2. Protection Save the Elephants assists wildlife departments in their fight against ivory traders and poachers. We protect and monitor elephants with aerial surveillance and radio-tracking and believe that a renewed ivory trade remains the greatest potential threat to elephants. 3. Grassroots We involve local people in research and education to develop a conservation ethic based on local knowledge and elephant needs, and recognise that the best potential ambassadors for elephants are the people with whom they share their land. 4. Education Elephants are sensate creatures with complex levels of consciousness and it is our intention to bring this to the world's attention. We disseminate information through films, publications, a computerized elephant library and our website.