Resources

Amboseli Trust for Elephants

www.elephanttrust.org
The Amboseli Trust for Elephants aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa's elephants in the context of human needs and pressures through scientific research, training, community outreach, public awareness and advocacy.

Born Free Foundation (BFF)

www.bornfree.org.uk
The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity working to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild. Bloodyivory.org is a joint BFF/BFUSA project.

Born Free USA (BFUSA)

www.bornfreeusa.org
BFUSA is an animal advocacy organization in the U.S. that works to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. BFUSA works with legislators at all levels of government to protect elephants from the ivory trade and supports efforts on the ground to protect elephants from poachers. Bloodyivory.org is a joint BFF/BFUSA project.

Centre for Conservation Biology, University of Washington

www.conservationbiology.net

UoW's Centre for Conservation Biology addresses the continually evolving need for tools to monitor human and other environmental impacts on threatened and endangered species throughout the world. The Centre's Dr Samuel Wasser has pioneered genetic techniques which enable seized ivory to be traced back to its origin in a range country through DNA analysis, allowing identification of poaching hotspots and smuggling routes, and forcing governments to confront the truth about poaching in their countries.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
www.cites.org
The United Nations convention is an international agreement between governments which provides varying levels of protection for species that are or may be in danger of extinction from international trade.

Elephant Charter

www.theelephantcharter.info
The purpose of The Elephant Charter is to provide a set of guiding Principles, based on elephant biology, to form a touchstone for anyone needing to address elephant interests. Supported by its Appendix, The Elephant Charter represents a consensus of the nature of elephants and is intended to promote scientifically sound and ethical management and care of all elephants, providing guidance to law and policy makers, enforcement agencies and the courts, organizations, institutions and international bodies, as well as to managers of wild and captive elephants.

Elephant Database

www.elephantdatabase.org
Elephant Database is a joint project of the IUCN African and Asian Elephant Specialist Groups, presenting data from past African Elephant Status Reports, as well as the latest survey data reported to the African Elephant Specialist Group.

Elephant Family

www.elephantfamily.org
Elephant family exists to save the Asian elephant from extinction in the wild, along with tigers, orangutans and all the other animals who share their habitat. Working with local people and partner non governmental organisations, they fund projects across Asia and invest where it is needed most: to protect habitat, prevent conflict and reconnect the forest homes of the endangered Asian elephant.

Elephant Voices

www.elephantvoices.org
Elephant Voices works to advance the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior, and to promote the scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants This is accomplished through research, conservation, education and advocacy.

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

www.eia-international.org
EIA is an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse. The findings of its trademark investigations are combined with scientific documentation and representation at international meetings to create hard-hitting campaigns. EIA played a key role in achieving the 1989 international ban on ivory trade and has since established a track record of exposing the illegal ivory trade.

INTERPOL Wildlife Crime Working Group

www.interpol.int
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 188 member countries. It facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime. Their Wildlife Crime Working Group focuses the expertise and experience of law enforcement officers, be it on the poaching, trafficking or possession of legally protected flora and fauna, and welcomes participation from all member countries.

IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG)

www.african-elephant.org
The AfESG is a group of technical experts focusing on the conservation and management of African elephants. The broad aim of the AfESG is to promote the long-term conservation of Africa's elephants and, where possible, the recovery of their population to viable levels.

IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG)

www.asesg.org/
The AsESG is a global network of specialists (both scientists and non-scientists) concerned with the study, monitoring, management, and conservation of Asian elephants. The overall aim of the AsESG is to promote the long-term conservation of Asia's elephants and, where possible, the recovery of their populations to viable levels.

Last Great Ape Organisation (LAGA)

www.laga-enforcement.org/
Based in Cameroon, LAGA is the first wildlife law enforcement non governmental organisation in Africa, developing a new and unique model involving close collaboration with government. LAGA was responsible for the first wildlife prosecution in Cameroon and since 2006 at least one illegal wildlife dealer, often an ivory trafficker, has been arrested each week. Around 87% of these go behind bars from the moment of arrest, with no bail granted. The LAGA model has so far been rolled out to 5 other countries with more anticipated: Republic of Congo: www.palf-enforcement.org/ ; Central African Republic: ; Gabon: www.conservation-justice.org/ ; Guinea-Conakry: www.wara-enforcement.org/ ; Togo: talff-enforcement.org/ ;

Species Survival Network (SSN)

www.ssn.org
Founded in 1992, SSN is an international coalition of over eighty non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to the promotion, enhancement, and strict enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Through scientific and legal research, education and advocacy, SSN is working to prevent over-exploitation of animals and plants due to international trade.

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