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Did you know that forest elephants are in much greater danger of becoming extinct than their savannah cousins? not only does their population consist of only around 10% of the savannah elephant population, most elephant poaching happens in central africa where poaching rates are twice the continental average (cites, 2013). moreover, the lives of those working hard to protect endangered wildlife are also at risk; in the last year alone, over 100 rangers have died in the line of duty, many at the hands of poachers (international ranger federation , 2017). this is why afef is working hard to equip boots on the ground to help protect these elusive forest elephants as well as their habitat. support rangers by donating to afef by clicking the link in our bio. -------------------------------------
#bootsontheground #rangers #eco-guards #elephants #elephant #forestelephant #forestelephants #elefanteforestal #endangered #antipoaching #africa #wildlife #centralafrica #nature #conservation #jointheherd #worthmorealive #safari #saveelephants #naturaleza #medioambiente ------------------------------------
pc: martyn colbeck
1 169 5 days ago
"when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground." this is an old african proverb that can be applied to the elders--both male and female--of many species. particularly elephants. older elephants are the repository of much valuable information, especially the females, as elephant societies are led by matriarchs, always the oldest female. this is a photo i took of a very old female forest elephant when i lived in the central african republic years ago, studying this species. it is their knowledge of paths through the forest, places to find water, when exactly certain trees are fruiting, what areas are safer from humans than others, that keep entire families safe and healthy. this storehouse of knowledge is also lost when older males are selected for trophy hunting, because of their larger tusks.
44 1,564 December 2017
I am one lucky pupper to live in a safe environment with my loving family. most animals are less fortunate than me. every day is a struggle to survive. for #givingtuesday, my human would like to share her passion for saving those big gray guys with long noses and huge ears called “elephants.” some are under threat from poaching and others from habitat loss or deforestation. almost all come into conflict with their human neighbors. click on my fluffy mug to take a look at some of the organizations fighting for our elephant friends’ survival, and consider donating or raising awareness. #notanad #dogood #elephants #africanelephants #asianelephants #savannaelephants #forestelephants #indianelephants #srilankanelephants #sumatranelephants #circuselephants #zooelephants #streetelephants
24 6,427 November 2017
Good morning πŸŒžπŸ˜ƒβ˜€οΈ. #repost @tiffieldtwins2
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regrann from @veithherbert - baby elephant and mum #bestplacestogo #naturephotography #dzangabai #wwf #awf #elephant #forestelephants #dzangasangha #centralafricanrepublic #tiffieldtwins2 - #regrann
13 992 4 weeks ago
Rp from @forestelephantfoundation - you can equip an eco-guard protecting forest elephants and their habitat with one pair of new boots; five pairs of socks; and a daypack for just £120 / $160! click the link in our bio to find out more about our boots on the ground project. it's the least we could do for these brave men risking their lives everyday for nature.

how far does your donation go?
- £70 = one new backpack
- £35 = one new pair of boots
- £15 = five new pairs of socks
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#boots #bootsontheground #socks #ecoguards #rangers #conservation #antipoaching #elephants #forest #forestelephants #centralafrica #westafrica #congobasin #donate #saveelephants #endangered #species #wildlife #nature #humanity #naturaleza #animals #help #elephantlover #jointheherd #worthmorealive #gratitude #appreciation
8 130 January 2018
Found in southern and western africa forest elephants 🌳 🐘 look a bit different as they have adapted to being able to move through the forest rather than on the open savanna's.
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if you'd like to help the rangers who protect them, they are in need of boots & socks. 🚩go to @forestelephantfoundation bio for link. a thank you to @cristinakitty11 for posting about these guys. 😊
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video πŸŽ₯ @elephantexpedition
#bootsforrangers #forestelephants #endpoaching #supportapus
2 234 July 2017
#trunkupwines did you know?
that the tusks of savanna elephants and forest elephants are different in colour?
savanna elephants have tusks that are off white, the colour popularly known as “ivory", whereas the tusks of forest elephants are of a yellowish brown colour with some people even describing them as pinkish in colour . we suspect this difference could be based on the different kinds of food that savanna and forest elephants eat.
#savetheelephants
#worthmorealive
#forestelephants #funfacts
0 18 July 2017
Did you know?
that the tusks of savanna elephants and forest elephants are different in colour?
savanna elephants have tusks that are off white, the colour popularly known as “ivory", whereas the tusks of forest elephants are of a yellowish brown colour with some people even describing them as pinkish in colour . we suspect this difference could be based on the different kinds of food that savanna and forest elephants eat.
πŸ“· frank af petersens
#savetheelephants
#worthmorealive
#forestelephants #funfacts
35 5,014 July 2017

@elephantlisteningproject

elephantlisteningproject
Another great quote and photo by our field research assistant, ana! elp would not exist without our dedicated team!
3 44 4 days ago

@paulhiltonphoto

paulhiltonphoto
More and more people are joining the fight to save leuser and all her inhabitants, from elephants to clouded leopards. the leuser ecosystem is one of earths great treasures and it’s time to stand up for what is morally right, we are literally at the final hour to turn things around @nadyahutagalung @wildlifeasia @haka_sumatra @istandwithmypack @racingextinction @bksdaaceh @rainforestactionnetwork join & share the movement!https://www.lovetheleuser.org #elliemay #forgottenelephants #racingextinction @racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #actonclimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals#cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser #forestelephants
32 5,400 4 days ago

@elephantlisteningproject

elephantlisteningproject
Elp uses thermal imaging to see what forest elephants are up to at night, which is how we caught this cute baby elephant 🐘 testing his courage against a sounder of red river forest hogs 😱 ! spoiler alert: things get a bit too scary and he runs back to mom 😨
4 67 4 days ago

@forestelephantfoundation

forestelephantfoundation
Did you know that forest elephants are in much greater danger of becoming extinct than their savannah cousins? not only does their population consist of only around 10% of the savannah elephant population, most elephant poaching happens in central africa where poaching rates are twice the continental average (cites, 2013). moreover, the lives of those working hard to protect endangered wildlife are also at risk; in the last year alone, over 100 rangers have died in the line of duty, many at the hands of poachers (international ranger federation , 2017). this is why afef is working hard to equip boots on the ground to help protect these elusive forest elephants as well as their habitat. support rangers by donating to afef by clicking the link in our bio. -------------------------------------
#bootsontheground #rangers #eco-guards #elephants #elephant #forestelephant #forestelephants #elefanteforestal #endangered #antipoaching #africa #wildlife #centralafrica #nature #conservation #jointheherd #worthmorealive #safari #saveelephants #naturaleza #medioambiente ------------------------------------
pc: martyn colbeck
1 169 5 days ago

@elephantlisteningproject

elephantlisteningproject
In the hot sun at dzanga bai, these elephants are playing in the water to cool down!β˜€οΈπŸ˜πŸ’¦ like or comment on this video if you can relate! 😎 happy summer! β›±
5 63 5 days ago

@forestelephantfoundation

forestelephantfoundation
This photo taken by the cfz rangers while on patrol shows two of the remaining 200 forest elephants left in guinea in west africa. we, the african forest elephant foundation, and the international elephant foundation are working together to support the boots on the ground protecting this important population of forest elephants. later this year we will be visiting guinea and delivering boots, socks, backpacks and solar rechargeable flashlights to these heroes on the ground. watch this space!!
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#elephants #forestelephants #bootsontheground #rangers #elephant #jointheherd #worthmorealive #antipoaching #guinea #westafrica #africa #loveelephants #forests #endangered #rainforests #wildlife #nature #naturaleza #wild #bornfree -----------------------------------------
pc: cfz rangers
1 107 2 weeks ago

@elephantlisteningproject

elephantlisteningproject
Elephants use more than their ears for hearing πŸ‘‚πŸ˜: growing evidence suggests that elephants can detect underground vibrations with their feet πŸ‘£! for a peek into this brave new world below-ground, check out our medium article (link in bioπŸ‘†)!
2 51 2 weeks ago

@forestelephantfoundation

forestelephantfoundation
Today is #worldenvironmentday . the threats faced by forest elephants and their habitat often seem endless. direct threats include poaching; logging (both legal and illegal); farming; mining; pollution and oil and gas. indirect threats, often more difficult to solve, include conflict; lack of good governance; corruption and climate change. that being said, it's important to remember that there are many inspiring people and organisations around the world tackling these issues and the world is waking up to realise the importance of protecting the planet's natural environment. it's important that we support boots on the ground protecting the forests but it's also vital to remember that we can each make a difference from wherever we are on the planet in our own way. as an individual or group you can minimise plastic use for example. support companies with truly sustainable practices; donate to charitable organisations; vote for environmentally responsible leaders or challenge irresponsible ones; eat less meat; use less electricity or fuel; organise beach or inland clean-ups; or plant indigenous plants and invite wildlife to your garden. we can all be conservationists everyday wherever we are! -------------------------------------------
#worldenvironmentday #environment #conservation #unitednations #elephants #forestelephants #poaching #mining #makeachange #change #wildlife #oneplanet #noplanetb #bootsontheground #sustainable #logging #animals #forests #deforestation #jointheherd #africa #centralafrica #elephant ---------------------------------------
photo credit: martyn colbeck
1 117 2 weeks ago

@elephantlisteningproject

elephantlisteningproject
While elp was taking a brief hiatus from instagram, our research associate ana has been busy on her dzanga adventure! she wrote home a powerful message based on her experiences there: “we have the tools to destroy habitats: logging, urbanization, human population growth, etc. but the continued destruction of the forest and of nature only guarantees that nature will emerge emptier. empty of trees, empty of caterpillars, empty of us. and i fully believe that she, this generous giver of incredible moments where you find yourself suddenly surrounded by thousands of caterpillars or sleeping among a hundred elephants at the bai as they roar and rumble through the night, she is definitely worth protecting.” (photos taken by ana)
2 80 2 weeks ago

@gfowobi

gfowobi
This is to inform the general public especially those residing or having anything to do withing area j1, j3 and j4 axis of omo forest reserve, ogun east, that the movement of herds of elephant has been sighted within the areas mentioned.

we urge people within those area to remain calm, careful and refrain from attacking the animals, when sighted, as elephants don’t attack unless they are provoked
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the ministry of forestry in collaboration with nigeria conservation foundation and other relevant agencies are currently working to redirect the path of the elephants to their natural habitat.

signed

ogun state commissioner for forestry,
chief kolawole lawal.
25 119 3 weeks ago

@forestelephantfoundation

forestelephantfoundation
Only approximately 200 forest elephants remain in guinea and they are ecologically isolated from other forest elephant populations. in addition, only 30 eco-guards have been identified as capable of protecting them in the region. these eco-guards are underfunded and insufficiently equipped to be able to carry out their duties properly and safely. we cannot expect eco-guards to fulfil their vital role to the best of their ability, and safely, without proper equipment. this is why afef, in collaboration with the international elephant foundation, will be delivering boots; socks; backpacks; and solar rechargeable flashlights later this year to enable this group of eco-guards to effectively protect this crucial population of forest elephants!
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#forest #elephants #200 #endangered #iucn #cites #forestelephant #forestelephants #elephant #conservation #bootsontheground #antipoaching #jointheherd #saveelephants #africa #wildlife #nature #guinea #boots #safari #rainforest -----------------------------------
photo credit: the eco-guards of ziama
4 170 3 weeks ago

@d_nel29

d_nel29
Soo ek neem aan ons maak drade reg vandagπŸ˜‚ #lifeinafrica #forestelephants #ancientroutes
0 8 3 weeks ago

@veithherbert

veithherbert
0 41 3 weeks ago

@lisettejo

lisettejo
Good morning πŸŒžπŸ˜ƒβ˜€οΈ. #repost @tiffieldtwins2
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regrann from @veithherbert - baby elephant and mum #bestplacestogo #naturephotography #dzangabai #wwf #awf #elephant #forestelephants #dzangasangha #centralafricanrepublic #tiffieldtwins2 - #regrann
13 992 4 weeks ago