The Weekly Elephant or News & Views on Very Important Elephants

Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three! On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Feisty Little Elephant Just like her mama (Galana) before her, Gawa the elephant’s “feisty spirit” drives her ambition as she contemplates her most intimidating stance in preparation for her mock charge. When you’re still a little squirt any talents one has should be used to one’s advantage. Don’t you think?  See Gawa with “her enchanting … Continue reading »

African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity
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African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity

A compromise was reached at the latest CITES meeting  in Geneva  regarding the issue of protecting African elephants , saving elephants from being captured in the wild and sold to zoos and other venues whose purpose is to hold them captive for display or human entertainment. As the governing body on “global wildlife trade,” the Convention … Continue reading »

Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here  12 August 2019
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Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here 12 August 2019

Dear Elephants:  We may not have the reach or the following that other elephant websites & elephant blogs have nonetheless Elephant Spoken Here remains passionate about saving you, our elephants. We are trying and hope to be making a difference and serving as a voice for elephant conservation.  Four years ago Elephant Spoken Here was … Continue reading »

Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”
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Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”

As this World Elephant Day comes around again those of us who are concerned  about the fate of our elephants can often become overwhelmed with the many things that still need to happen to bring our elephant populations back from the brink of extinction. Thankfully we have great elephant organizations, of which World Elephant Day … Continue reading »

#IvoryFreeCanada :   An Essential  Elevent  in the Countdown to World Elephant Day :  Canada, You Can Do This
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#IvoryFreeCanada : An Essential Elevent in the Countdown to World Elephant Day : Canada, You Can Do This

With less than two days to go until World Elephant Day on 12 August 2019 Elephant Spoken Here anticipates a number of “Elevents” taking place worldwide. But Canada, as far as our elephants are concerned, continues to lag behind. Canada has yet to join the world in banning the “domestic trade of elephant ivory” and … Continue reading »

GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed
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GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed

The Global March For Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is currently awaiting word from CITES CoP18 as to when they (CITES) will reschedule their series of conferences which was “originally scheduled to take place from 23 May to 3 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka“. As the GMFER had planned to immediately precede CITES CoP18 the annual … Continue reading »

Earth Day 2019 : Protect Our Elephants “Protect Our Species”
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Earth Day 2019 : Protect Our Elephants “Protect Our Species”

“…The world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago“…  Elephants are not alone in their struggle to survive. That is why Earth Day has chosen “Protect Our Species” as the theme for their 2019 global campaign. If we care deeply about protecting our elephants … Continue reading »

Magical Video Moment: Tourists on Safari in South Africa Are Enchanted By Adorable Baby Elephant Enticing Them to Play
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Magical Video Moment: Tourists on Safari in South Africa Are Enchanted By Adorable Baby Elephant Enticing Them to Play

How can you measure the value of an experience that very few humans will or could ever hope to witness? Just ask a group of tourists on safari at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Parked in a safari truck, on the side of a sandy road, they watched in awe as a … Continue reading »

Happy World Wildlife Day  3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants
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Happy World Wildlife Day 3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Whew! World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2019, slipped up on us yet again! Yes, we promised to do better, didn’t we? But here we are just in the nick of time. 🙂 Though this year’s WWD theme may be “Life Below Water : For People and Planet,” as always our focus, here at … Continue reading »

Killing Elephants is Wrong : American Businessman on Trophy Hunting Safari Begs To Differ as Two Young Elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa Lay Dead
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Killing Elephants is Wrong : American Businessman on Trophy Hunting Safari Begs To Differ as Two Young Elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa Lay Dead

The young African elephant looks almost angelic as if peacefully asleep until one is jarred into reality by the small bullet hole, trickling blood, in a direct center hit on her face. Almost immediately one’s attention is focused on the awkward position of her body, front legs tucked under and head butted up against a … Continue reading »