Elephants

Open Letter by Elephant Specialists, re. Captive elephants and import of wild elephants for captivity

This letter, signed by 54 experts who “collectively are world-renowned authorities on elephant behavior, sociality, welfare, care and conservation,” was sent to US Fish and Wildlife today in opposition to any prospective imports of wild-caught elephants from Zimbabwe (or, by extension, any nation)

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Comments on Draft Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa.

Elephants are highly intelligent, sensitive and social creatures that have their own intrinsic worth, a worth that needs to be protected. They further have immeasurable value to our country, its people, our heritage and future generations. They have complex social systems and qualities beyond our understanding. There is various scientific research in this regard.

The two highest courts in our country have both recognised the importance of animals. Our Constitutional Court indicated that animals have intrinsic value as individuals.

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Free Lammie the Elephant from the Jo’burg Zoo: Elephant Behavioural Specialists Support our Call

Elephant Reintegration Trust, The EMS Foundation, and Humane Society International-Africa, submit an open letter to the City from the world’s most renowned elephant behavioural specialists and researchers in support of the Proposal to release the elephant named Lammie (#FreeLammie) at the Johannesburg Zoo to a rewilding facility.

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Using African honeybees as a deterrent method for African elephant impacts on marula trees in South Africa

In South Africa, Protected Areas managers and tourists alike are concerned that our expanding elephant population will negatively affect the number and structure of iconic tree species such as the Marula (Sclerocarya birrea). Elephants Alive (www.ElephantsAlive.org) were approached by South Africa National Parks (SANParks) in 2012 to discuss methods which could be used to keep elephants out of particular areas where certain landscape features such as tall trees needed to be preserved as part of the biodiversity objectives of SANParks.

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