THE ELEPHANT
LISTENING PROJECT

CONSERVATION

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  • RESOURCE EXTRACTION

    Balancing development needs with forest protection.

  • HUMAN POPULATIONS

    Accommodating millions more and finding resources to match.

  • POACHING FOR IVORY

    A scourge that CAN be stopped!

  • AN INTERNATIONAL BUSHMEAT MARKET

    Unacceptable at the international level - a harder question locally.

Forest elephant conservation is really in its infancy and the survival of this species requires action to reduce rampant poaching, to increase true protection in national parks and reserves, and to deal with increasing human-elephant conflict through education and management. There is no doubt that there are serious threats to the forest elephant.

However, while the picture is grim, there is considerable hope for forest elephants - if we make the right decisions now!