Great Elephant Census
In 2013 we conducted the Great Elephant Census, which brought together more than 90 scientists, six NGOs, and 18 countries using standardized data collection and validation methods to calculate the number of African savannah elephants remaining. This is crucial, because having accurate and reliable data is invaluable when it comes to enacting timely, protective actions and long-term, conservation-management plans with governments and NGOs. The Great Elephant Census identified a 30% decrease in savannah elephant populations, prompting immediate action from across the globe.
Save the Elephants, Elephants Without Borders, African Parks, Frankfurt Zoological Society, IUCN Elephant Specialist Group, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, TAWIRI: Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute