Great Elephant Census Addresses Delegates at African Elephant Summit

Great Elephant Census Addresses Delegates at African Elephant Summit

The 2015 African Elephant Summit followed up the 2013 Summit which, among other things, announced the launch of the Great Elephant Census and included delegates from 30 countries adopting 14 urgent conservation measures in the fight against poaching and global wildlife trafficking. 

Great Elephant Census Over 50 Percent Complete, Flies Over 136,000 km in 11 Countries

Great Elephant Census Over 50 Percent Complete, Flies Over 136,000 km in 11 Countries

Accompanied by the hum of the engine and the click of the camera, Great Elephant Census surveyors flew methodical grids over some of Africa's most beautiful landscapes, and counted every elephant in sight. 

The Needle Points At 42

The Needle Points At 42

The elephants that we are counting are also feeling the heat – small herds are frequently to be seen gathered in whatever shade is provided by isolated large trees. Often these elephants are lying down. Charles, the pilot, comments that elephants lying down seem to be more common than during his flights over the park in previous years. We speculate what this might say about their body condition.