Projects   Background   Mission/Goals/Strategies

(with links to more information and the opportunity to donate to specific projects)

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Elephant Tuberculosis Initiative - surveillance and follow-up care for elephants and mahouts in Asia; research to improve diagnostics and treatment
India: TB and Healthcare Evaluations - Supporting/advising on comprehensive medical evaluation and disease survey of 800 captive elephants in India by Indian partners
Africa: Alternative to Culling - Testing a new long-acting contraceptive
Nepal: TB Project - Field-tested new diagnostic techniques in the first  comprehensive TB testing of an elephant population in Asia
Sri Lanka: Saving Elephants by Helping People -
Establishing alternative crops to provide sustainable livelihoods for villagers in areas of high human-elephant conflict
Elephant Publications -

  • Elephant Biology, Medicine, and Surgery,
    the first modern elephant care text book

    Thanks to the generosity of Columbus Zoo and Nancy Abraham, 120 copies of this book are being donated and sent to elephant vets, wildlife agencies, and zoos in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Viet Nam, Indonesia, China,  Bangladesh, and Cambodia. 
    Wildlife Information Network is donating an equal number of CD modules entitled Elephants: Diseases and Treatment that will be shipped with the books.  Read more...


  • "Sumatran Elephants in Crisis―Time for Change",
    S. Mikota, H. Hammatt, and Y. Fahrimal, a book chapter in
     Elephants and Ethics

  • "Stress, Disease and Tuberculosis in Elephants", a book chapter in An Elephant in the Room: The Science and Well-Being of Elephants in Captivity

Resources for Elephant Professionals - This website with:

Sumatran Elephant Healthcare and Conservation - After 3 years of fieldwork, we are still fighting for change to save elephants in peril in Indonesia.
Additional projects -
small grants program, online elephant medical image library, PowerPoint collections on elephant healthcare, etc.


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