World Wildlife Day – The Future of Elephants is in Our Hands

Report from International Intern, Maddy Ballard Hello everyone! I’m Elephants and Bees’ newest intern. My name is Maddy Ballard and I’m from the United States. I grew up in Philadelphia but have been living in Brooklyn, NY for the past eight years with my dog, Daisy. I’ve always loved animals and I plan on dedicating my life to conservation and wildlife protection. I majored in Interdisciplinary Science at the New…

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The Future of Wildlife Lies in Our Hands.

Report from Kenyan Intern, Patrick Kimaita It has been a month since I arrived at the Elephants and Bees Research Center, and time has really slipped away. I am very excited to be in the right place that will eventually help me to achieve my objective of creating an awareness of the human-elephant conflict. There are many humane ways of being able to live in harmony with wildlife, especially with…

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A Hands on Experience at Elephants and Bees!

Report from Kenyan Intern, Lilian Sailepu My ten-week internship with Elephants & Bees has been very hands on. I was in charge of the camera traps (note; in charge) this doesn’t happen often being an intern. Internships are mostly made up of being appointed menial tasks that need to be completed, making me feel very lucky to have been given so much responsibility and control during my time with Elephants &…

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Off to a Great Start

Blog by International Intern, Emma Korein It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago I was in an airplane watching the snowy streets of Philadelphia get smaller and smaller as I began my flight to Kenya. Since day one at camp I have been as busy as ever, working hard and experiencing one adventure after another. This week was particularly exciting. On Wednesday Lucy treated the interns to a tour…

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My Elephants and Bees Adventure so far

Blog by International Intern, Emma Settle There is a belief in Kenya that rain is a blessing from above – whilst rain is one type of weather that we are well accustomed to it in England, the morning I flew to Nairobi the rain was unusually intense, which made me think that maybe it was a sign of good things to come! As I have become increasingly engaged with conservation…

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My chronicles at the Elephants and Bees Project

Report from Kenyan Intern, Lilian Sailepu My chronicles at the Elephants and Bees Project: Part 1 One week is over since I joined the Elephants and Bees Research Center! Yeah time slips away, I am very happy here since am in the right road map to achieve my goals, I have always focused on how to build a peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife by providing and coming up with…

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Adventures Outside the Classroom

Blog by International Interns, Mikki Koot and Chloe Lucas For many of the children at Kileva Primary School, Mwakoma village is their entire world. Since January 2015 interns volunteering with The Elephants and Bees Project have been working with class 8 teaching them about the project, environmental conservation and expanding their global awareness and horizons. Every Wednesday afternoon we head up to the school tucked away behind the research camp…

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Disney funded Beehive Fences ready for elephants

Blog by Dr Lucy King, Project Leader Our new beehive fences sponsored by Disney Conservation Fund are up in Mwambiti Village bordering Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, just in time for the new season of crops being grown by these rural subsistence farmers. We will be closely monitoring the deterrent success of these beehive fences to reduce elephant incursions into the farms. They have only been up for a few…

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A Privileged Encounter

Blog by International Interns Mikki Koot and Chloe Lucas Tsavo National Park is home to the last remaining great tuskers in Kenya. Once roaming the great plains of Africa, it is now estimated that there are only 10 left in the whole of Kenya. An elephant is classified as a ‘great tusker’ or a so called ‘hundred pounder’ when its tusks weigh 100lbs (45kg) or more per side. Legend has…

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Kids, Camera Traps & Elephants

Blog by International intern, Mikki Koot from the Netherlands. Time flies when you are having fun! It’s already been five weeks since I arrived at the Elephants and Bees Research Center in Mwakoma village. Before I could come to terms with the sheer beauty of my new surroundings we were already out and about exploring it. After having met Lucy in the Netherlands at the Future for Nature Awards in…

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