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  • Spread the Word - Save the Elephants
    our Monthly Trumpet Newsletter Join Us on our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow us on our Twitter page Donate The fate of elephants is in the balance The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime rebel militias and even terrorist groups fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants We urgently need your support while there is still time You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects Donate to STE Internships Each year we accept a small number of interns to Save the Elephants in Kenya These internships comprise 1 2 month professional placements with one of our research projects in Kenya designed for university students or graduates pursuing a career in conservation with skills in scientific data collection and analysis These internships harness the skills of the interns and contribute to our monitoring work behavioural studies human elephant conflict or conservation education Learn More Get the Latest Updates on Elephant Conservation on our Blog Go To Blog Other Ways You Can Help Over the last years our world leading conservation efforts have been possible thanks to the dedication and generosity of loyal supporters To join them you can donate in a number of ways Elephant Crisis Fund Elephants are fast disappearing from the wild Without urgent international action they could be gone within a generation The Elephant Crisis Fund provides rapid catalytic support for the most effective projects designed to stop the killing thwart traffickers and end the demand for ivory 100 of all donations reach the field Online Donation Save the Elephants is funded almost entirely by private donations It is

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  • Careers - Save the Elephants
    Monthly Trumpet Newsletter Join Us on our Facebook Page Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow us on our Twitter page Donate The fate of elephants is in the balance The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime rebel militias and even terrorist groups fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants We urgently need your support while there is still time You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects Donate to STE Internships Each year we accept a small number of interns to Save the Elephants in Kenya These internships comprise 1 2 month professional placements with one of our research projects in Kenya designed for university students or graduates pursuing a career in conservation with skills in scientific data collection and analysis These internships harness the skills of the interns and contribute to our monitoring work behavioural studies human elephant conflict or conservation education Learn More Get the Latest Updates on Elephant Conservation on our Blog Go To Blog Other Ways You Can Help Over the last years our world leading conservation efforts have been possible thanks to the dedication and generosity of loyal supporters To join them you can donate in a number of ways Elephant Crisis Fund Elephants are fast disappearing from the wild Without urgent international action they could be gone within a generation The Elephant Crisis Fund provides rapid catalytic support for the most effective projects designed to stop the killing thwart traffickers and end the demand for ivory 100 of all donations reach the field Online Donation Save the Elephants is funded almost entirely by private donations It is only

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  • About STE - Save the Elephants
    beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live to promote man s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species The elephants of Samburu are now one of the best studied elephant populations in the world with detailed histories of almost 1 000 individuals and their interactions over the last 18 years Data from their behaviour and population dynamics have allowed scientists to understand the impacts of the ivory poaching crisis on populations across Africa Pioneers in radio and GPS tracking of elephants STE works to understand ecosystems from an elephant s perspective Real time information on their movements is proving a powerful tool to protect herds from poachers and long term data allows us to influence landscape planning to take elephants into account With four members of staff on the African Elephant Specialist Group we aspire to be a leading source of information on the status of elephants across Africa The ivory poaching crisis is a continental issue that cannot be solved by any one organisation or even nation on its own In 2013 STE launched the Elephant Crisis Fund in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Network to fuel the growing coalition of organisations that are working to stop the killing stop the trafficking and end the demand for ivory To date we have supported more than 37 partners to conduct over 50 projects with 100 of funds raised reaching the field Staff Trustees Save the Elephants is proud of the wide diversity of talents that have come together to fight for a future for elephants under our banner From the founding of the organisation more than twenty years ago it has always combined world leading scientific minds with the unrivalled experience and deep intuitive knowledge

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  • Staff and Trustees - Save the Elephants
    STE by using his negotiation skills to highlight the need for inclusion of wildlife corridors and dispersal areas in national planning Dr Chris Thouless QGM Strategic Advisor Dr Chris Thouless has nearly 30 years of experience working for governments NGOs and private sector in Africa and Asia He is a specialist in wildlife conservation community based natural resource management project management protected area planning and management public private partnerships and tourism development He has a particular interest in elephant conservation having worked on elephant movement patterns human wildlife conflict and elephant surveys in several countries He was Chairman of CITES Panel of Experts on the African Elephant in 1996 and has been a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission since 1986 currently being responsible for the African Elephant Database He has held a number of senior positions including coordinator of the reconstruction of the Nairobi National Museum director of Millenium Challenge Corporation investments in community conservation in Namibia senior wildlife biologist for the Kalahari in Botswana chief advisor on sustainable tourism to the government of Namibia and deputy director of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy a leading private sector conservation organisation in Kenya Chris holds an MA in zoology from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Cambridge He was awarded the Queen s Gallantry Medal in 1991 Dr Lucy King Head of Human Elephant Co Existence Program Dr Lucy King was brought up in Somalia Lesotho and Kenya She has been researching the use of honey bees as a natural deterrent for crop raiding elephants since 2006 and has published her findings in numerous scientific journals Her DPhil thesis through Oxford University and in partnership with Save the Elephants and Disney s Animal Kingdom was awarded the UNEP CMS Thesis Award 2011 from the United Nations Environment Program s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species She won The Future for Nature Award and The St Andrews Prize for the Environment in 2013 She is actively involved in the Kenyan Elephant Forum KEF and in 2013 she was invited to join IUCN s African Elephant Specialist Group Previously she completed an MSc in Biology Integrative Bioscience from Balliol College Oxford 2006 and gained a First Class degree in Zoology from Bristol University 1999 Between 2000 and 2005 she led numerous conservation projects and adventurous expeditions to Africa and South America in her role as Operations Director for Quest Overseas She now lives in Nairobi with her partner leading further research into the use of bees as an elephant deterrent both in Kenya and further afield Saba Douglas Hamilton Special Projects Director Saba is a passionate conservationist communicator and TV host She served as a Trustee of Save the Elephants STE for a decade and is now Chair of the Advisory Board Having gained a first class degree in Social Anthropology MA from the University of St Andrews Scotland her first job was with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia running a community conservation project to protect the rare desert adapted black rhino She joined Save the Elephants STE as head of operations in 1997 helping build up the NGO s research station in Samburu National Reserve In 2000 she began her career as a wildlife filmmaker hosting nine TV series including Secret Life of Elephants Big Cat Diary and Unknown Africa and over twenty four documentaries for the BBC and producing two award winning films for Animal Planet Heart of a Lioness and Rhino Nights After taking a sabbatical to raise her family she has recently returned to filmmaking with a new 10 part BBC series This Wild Life and runs the family s eco lodge Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu Wainaina Kimani Chief Finance and Administration Officer Festus Ihwagi Head GIS Analyst Festus joined Save the Elephants research team in 2005 with a special interest in elephant habitat interactions He studied the impacts of elephants on the woody plant community along the Ewaso River and observed selective utilization of their bark by elephants He then joined the team with skills in GIS which opened up a dual role as a GIS analyst He is also involved in the participatory Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants MIKE program where he team leads the harmonization of mortality records His interests lie in understanding the drivers spatial and temporal dynamics of poaching across the African elephant range the subject of his doctoral thesis at the University of Twente Netherlands His full profile and publications can be seen here Resson Kantai Duff Head of Awareness Resson has a Master s Degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford where she focused on community conservation human wildlife conflict and mobilizing for sustainable change She also holds a First Class degree in Zoology from the University of Nairobi She works as the Head of Awareness runs the internship program and acts as a liaison person with the Kenya Elephant Forum She also consults as a writer and editor for the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services which covers numerous Multilateral Environmental Agreements Her concentration here is in Biodiversity and CITES based on her experience working in conservation When she is not immersed in work related challenges she enjoys life in the bush singing and spending time with friends Gemma Francis International Donor Relations After 7 years in the charity sector in London and 2 years in events and marketing Gemma joined Save the Elephants in 2010 to pursue her interest in elephant conservation Gemma heads up and is responsible for international donor relations and fundraising Prior to this she assisted the Founder and CEO Iain Douglas Hamilton in his ongoing mission to save Africa s elephants Her love for elephant conservation grew from her travels around the world and more specifically whilst volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Northern Thailand where she was responsible for one of the Thai Royal Families elephants Following her incredible journey inside an elephant s mind an expedition to Kenya lead her to assist at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the highly publicised international translocation project for four of the world s seven remaining Northern White Rhinos an attempt to save the species from extinction Her illuminating experience working briefly but closely with two of the worlds most threatened species justified her passion and commitment to help secure their future David Daballen Head of Field Operations Samburu Camp David is Head of Field Operations and has worked for STE for over a decade now He has been featured in several films and documentaries BBC Nat Geo etc and in addition has been quoted severally on the local media houses on wildlife related matters A Diploma holder in wildlife management David has been head of Long Term Monitoring program LTM and can individually identify about 500 Samburu elephants on sight a very unique talent Besides monitoring elephants he has also participated in over 100 radio collaring operation Due to the recent surge in poaching David has been involved in planning and organizing several community meetings aimed at combating the scourge on ground level and acts as link between the project communities and the local authority At the same time David has been fortunate enough to represent STE during fundraising and awareness events in the US and in China respectively and has good relations with Chinese goodwill ambassadors such as Yao Ming and Li Bingbing Melissa Groo Elephant News Service Melissa has been running the news listservs for Save the Elephants since 2001 She also worked for years for Cornell University s Elephant Listening Project with scientist Katy Payne studying the communication of forest elephants in the Central African Republic She is deeply committed to elephant conservation and to keeping thousands of people worldwide updated on breaking news on elephants in the wild She lives in upstate New York and is also a professional wildlife photographer You can check out her work at her website Leslie Nalwa Administrative Assistant to CEO and Founder Lesley is the Administrative Assistant to the CEO and Founder She is responsible for organizing and updating the CEO s diary and schedule on a daily basis and the organization of all activities events meetings and communications on the CEO s behalf She is also responsible for organizing all international fund raising trips and events for the CEO ensuring all travel requirements are booked and planned well in advance Lesley s management skills include 10 years of business management experience In addition she has experience in human resource and her expertise includes employee relations management recruitment hiring policies and organizational development Njoki Kibanya Office Administrator and Online Collaborator Njoki is one of the longest serving members of STE and is Office Administration for the STE Nairobi office She holds a Diploma in Office Management and Secretarial Services She s in charge of maintaining the office s communication and internet systems ensuring they are fully operational at all times offering support supply or otherwise to the field staff and researchers control of the office Petty Cash purchase of all office supplies and maintaining inventories among many ad hoc office tasks that ensure the company runs smoothly In addition Njoki manages the website Elephant bibliography photo library and donor management support for the CRS database in liaison with the Head of Donor Relations When not engaged in the office you will find her spending time with her daughter Kui and nephew or engaging in farming upcountry Gilbert Sabinga Camp Manager Samburu Gilbert is the Camp Manager at Save the Elephants He provides direction and logistical support for all field staff in Samburu while undertaking roles in finance management administration and database updating He also hosts and guides interns and visiting researchers ensuring all their needs are met His skills as a GIS technician serve him in monitoring elephant movement via STE s cutting edge tracking system viewed on Google Earth He has participated Esri East Africa User Conference and numerous international conferences on Biodiversity land use and climate change in Nairobi and the African GIS Google outreach launch in Uganda Gilbert previously worked with the Kenya Wildlife Service as Rhino research assistant In 2013 he was nominated for the Project Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation which he undertook in Washington DC Jerenimo Lepirei Research and Community Outreach Officer Jerenimo is a research assistant at Save the Elephants where he conducts long term monitoring of the elephant subpopulation that uses Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves Able to recognize over three hundred elephants on sight Jerenimo takes researchers and interns out to the field introducing them to the elephant families and to the orphans he also monitors He takes part in data entry and helps in Monitoring Illegal Killing of the Elephants project MIKE in recording carcasses He designed and is spearheading STE s community outreach program that has reformed a number of poachers to conservation ambassadors also is involved in high level county government campaign meetings In addition he assists the anti poaching patrol team in responding to poaching incidents Jerenimo participated in elephant s aerial census in Tsavo and Samburu ecosystem Previously he worked as a research assistant for Ewaso Lions where he helped to identify lions individually in the greater Samburu ecosystem He expanded his interest in individual recognition of wildlife as an assistant for the Reticulated Giraffe Project where he collected demographic census data on the population In 2013 2014 Jerenimo undertook the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders course and was intermittently based in the United States Dr Jake Wall Database Manager Jake Wall is a research scientist with Save the Elephants Jake joined STE in 2003 and developed the real time monitoring system for tracking elephants He is also using GIS and remote sensing to study elephant movement ecology in Mali Kenya South Africa and Central Africa David Kimanzi Research Assistant GIS David is the research assistant in Geographic Information Systems GIS He is involved in the monitoring of elephant movements via the STE tracking program and Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants MIKE He is a member of the Transborder GIS Work Group which came up with conservation maps for the Kenya and Tanzania Trans boarder region The Geography degree holder has previously worked as a GIS analyst with leading consultancy firms in the field of GIS and remote sensing and participated in feasibility mapping of key national infrastructure including LAPSSET Lamu Port Southern Sudan Ethiopia Transport corridor Mombasa Kigali Oil Pipeline among others Barnerd Lesowapir GIS Michael Koskei Research Assistant GIS Michael is a research assistant GIS He is involved mainly on elephant tracking and mapping around the bee hive fenced farms on the Tsavo Ecosystem He joined STE in January 2015 after undergoing an internship in our Elephant and Bees project in Sagalla Tsavo Michael has Bachelors in Geography Moi University and has pursued Msc GIS and Remote Sensing from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology He has previously worked as a GIS project officer at Flametree Systems Engineering Ltd in Nairobi and later as a GIS consultant at International Livestock Research Institute ILRI Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security CCAFS East Africa At ILRI he was involved in building up a Geodatabase of biophysical livelihood and economic variables meant for National Climate Change Action Plan Michael is keen on applying remote sensing and other geospatial techniques to understand the spatial relationships interactions and patterns within the wildlife ranges Chris Leadismo Security Dennis Mwangi Assistant Accountant Dennis is the assistant accountant at STE His main duties include assisting the CFAO with managing all STE Kenya accounts and Financial statements assisting the CFAO with payroll duties and other statutory obligations management of Langata office petty cash management of STE inventory and disbursement of monthly student allowances Dennis is a holder of a Bachelor of commerce degree Finance from Kenyatta University and is a continuing Certified Public accounts student Consolata Makadi Conservation Education Assistant Consolata joined Save the Elephants in March 2015 as an intern in the department of Conservation education She is mainly involved in conducting conservation lessons in schools that lie within elephant corridors in Samburu and Isiolo Counties She is also involved in mentorship and tuition programs for STE EWS scholarship students as well as communicating with the education donors She holds a First Class degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University She is also registered an Associate expert in Environment Impact Assessment Audit by the National Environment Management Authority Daud Abdi Head of Mammal Census and Field Education Officer Daud began work at STE three years ago as an intern He assisted Resson in her education visits to local schools as well as helping with LTM and mammal census After several months Daud became a permanent staff member leading mammal surveys in order to keep track of the populations of different species in Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves In addition he visits schools to teach and show video footage of wildlife to encourage children and the community to support conservation Wilson Lelukumani Field Assistant Wilson is the Field Assistant in Kenya for the Elephants and Bees Project overseeing data collection in the Samburu beehive project sites in Ngare Mara and Attan communities and helping down in Tsavo when extra help is needed Wilson is from the Turkana tribe and has seen human wildlife conflict escalate within his community He is now a vocal advocate of the Beehive Fence deterrent system and is encouraging beekeeping activities within his community As a field officer for the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants MIKE project in Samburu Wilson is acutely aware of the threat of humans to the lives of elephants in the area and believes that reducing human elephant conflict could help improve the attitudes of local farmers and pastoralists to elephants Njoroge Ng ang a Office Assistant Barako Hussein Facilities and Security Officer Stephen Lekanai Camp Chef Stanley Musyoki Camp Chef Stanley is the newest member of the Save the Elephants team He began work in the research camp as a chef in July of 2015 Prior to working with Save the Elephants he was a chef at Riverside Camp for five years This experience has made him an excellent cook to the joy of everyone living in camp who welcomed him with open arms Stanley enjoys a good joke and has a bright smile that lights up the kitchen He is originally from Machakos Kenya Lembara Kiripis Camp Caretaker Jackson Lekisolish Security Guard Jackson Lekisolish is a night security guard at Save the Elephants Research Camp where he started work in January of 2014 In addition to braving the night hours he assists with camp maintenance during the day Jackson s bright smile and good sense of humor have made him an excellent addition to the team Prior to working for Save the Elephants Jackson worked as a security guard for Crowns Foods Limited Jackson is from Maralal Kenya where his family now lives Andrew Leteteya Security Guard Andrew Leteteya fondly know as Senior is from Sasaab Kenya He has been a night guard at Save the Elephants Research Camp since 2007 Prior to working with Save the Elephants he was a Kenyan police officer for 12 ½ years His experience in law enforcement and the many years he has spent guarding camp make its occupants feel very safe In the past Senior has also spent time working at Maasai Lodge Hotel in Nairobi He has six children two girls and four boys as well as uncountable cousins Rimland Lemojong Camp Caretaker Rimland A Lemojong is from Ngilae Wamba in the foot of the Matthews Ranges He earned his certification at Kenya Utalii College where he studied tourism hospitality graduating in 2004 Rimland worked at two famous tourism hotels in East Africa before joining Save the Elephants in February of 2014 He is one of the primary maintenance staff members at Save the Elephants Research Camp He takes utmost care of all stationed at the camp and sees to it that everything stays

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  • Our Partners - Save the Elephants
    Page Home About STE Our Partners Our Partners Elephants live big lives and no single organisation can hope to secure a future for them on its own STE is proud to be at the heart of a growing coalition united to save elephants Staff Trustees Save the Elephants is proud of the wide diversity of talents that have come together to fight for a future for elephants under our banner From the beginning we have always combined world leading scientific minds with the unrivalled experience and deep intuitive knowledge of African cultures that have long co existed with elephants Staff Trustees Funding Save the Elephants relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its work to secure a future for elephants Our conservation activities are built on a continued pioneering research into the ecology and behaviour of elephants and on deep data driven insights into the ivory trade and its impacts on elephant populations Our Funding Get In Touch With Us Name Email Address Message Message 1 2 Submit About Elephants What We Do Our Projects Get Involved About STE Donate Facebook Twitter Google Instagram YouTube SIGN UP FOR OUR eNEWSLETTER THE MONTHLY TRUMPET Get important updates on elephant

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  • Funding - Save the Elephants
    in the US to STE Donations The fate of elephants is in the balance The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime rebel militias and even terrorist groups fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors STE would not be able to continue working to secure a future for elephants We urgently need your support while there is still time You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects Click here to Donate Donate with Confidence Save the Elephants is a UK registered charity no 1118804 and 90 of all donations go to projects in the field US donations sent through our partners the Wildlife Conservation Network WCN and earmarked for Save the Elephants are transmitted 100 to us 2013 Analysis of Expenditure STE Annual Reports Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report 2009 Annual Report 2008 Annual Report 2007 Annual Report 2006 Annual Report 2005 The Monthly Trumpet Our eNewsletter 2015 eNewsletter January February March April May July August October November December 2014 eNewsletter January February March April May June July August September October November December 2013 eNewsletter January February March April May July August September October November December Staff and Trustees Save the Elephants is proud of the wide diversity of talents that have come together to fight for a future for elephants under our banner From the founding of the organisation more than twenty years ago we have combined world leading scientific minds with the unrivalled field experience of cultures that have long co existed with elephants Our Staff and Trustees Our Partners Elephants live big lives and no single organisation can hope to secure a future

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  • Press and Media - Save the Elephants
    a booming trade in smuggled ivory that is Read More September 10 2014 HONG KONG LAWMAKER TAKES HER FIGHT AGAINST BLOOD IVORY TO AFRICA Elizabeth Quat wants Hong Kong to give up ivory trade Isiolo Kenya September 9 2014 Hong Kong lawmaker Dr Hon Elizabeth Quat JP has come to Kenya to help build bridges between China and Africa as part of her campaign to stop the buying of ivory and end the killing of elephants The trip was organized in partnership with WildAid Save the Elephants the African Wildlife Foundation the Northern Rangelands Trust and Stop Ivory Africa is in Read More August 18 2014 OVER 100 000 AFRICAN ELEPHANTS KILLED IN THREE YEARS Save the Elephants New research has revealed that an estimated 100 000 elephants were killed for their ivory between 2010 and 2012 An average of 33 630 elephants per annum are calculated to have been lost over those three years with preliminary data indicating unsustainable levels continued in 2013 The number of elephants remaining in Africa is uncertain but these losses are driving declines in the world s wild African elephants on the order of 2 3 a year This study provides the first Read More August 7 2014 British led Rowing Team Smashes Two World Records for Elephants in Epic Indian Ocean Crossing A UK led seven person rowing crew has today broken two world records for the fastest ever crossing of the Indian Ocean in a rowing boat The Rossiter s Avalon also achieved the longest rowing record having arrived in the Seychelles at 14 58 GMT 18 58 local time on August 7 The rowers set out from Geraldton Australia on June 11 and have covered over 4 200 miles to the Seychelles in just 57 days despite knockdowns in massive seas and the loss of crucial Read More July 2 2014 PRICE OF IVORY IN CHINA TRIPLES IN FOUR YEARS WITH GRAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA Save The Elephants PRESS RELEASE PRICE OF IVORY IN CHINA TRIPLES IN FOUR YEARS WITH GRAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR ELEPHANTS IN AFRICA New research funded by Save the Elephants has revealed that the price of ivory in China the world s biggest market has almost tripled over the last four years In May 2014 long time ivory researchers Esmond Martin Lucy Vigne conducted a month long survey of hundreds of Chinese retail outlets and factories in Beijing and Shanghai and contrasted their Read More June 23 2014 Environment Ministers add their voice to global efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade CITES Press Release CITES welcomes the world s environment ministers adding their voice to the concerted global efforts underway to combat illegal wildlife trade at the first UN Environment Assembly to be held in Nairobi this week Over the past three years illegal wildlife trade has been rising to the top of the international agenda From the UN Security Council to the World Heritage Committee there is recognition at the highest political levels of the

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  • External Reports - Save the Elephants
    for combating crimes against elephants View Report CITES Secretariat Interpretation And Implementation Of The Convention Species Trade And Conservation Elephant Conservation Illegal Killing And Ivory Trade 2013 SC63 Doc 18 This document was produced by the Secretariat to report its follow up with 8 countries that were identified by ETIS as being involved in substantial illegal ivory trade as a source transit or destination country Thailand China Hong Kong SAR Uganda and the Philippines submitted reports prior to the meeting Kenya submitted a report on the morning of the meeting Tanzania Malaysia and Vietnam did not offer any reports Of note the Secretariat commends China for the numerous enforcement activities and states that China s ivory seizures reflect good enforcement efforts however it also states concern about the large quantities of illegal ivory that seem to be destined for China Country reports by China Hong Kong SAR and Thailand are annexed to the report and provide information on their implementation of Resolution Conf 10 10 Rev CoP15 and Decision 13 26 Rev CoP15 View Report CITES Secretariat Monitoring The Illegal Killing Of Elephants Addendum 2013 CoP16 53 1 Addendum This document updates trends on MIKE by including data collected in the first 6 months of 2012 Also the estimate for the scale of illegal killing of elephants in Africa in 2011 is reported as nearly 17 000 with a range of 7 800 to 26 000 this is for MIKE sites only Approximately 230 000 elephants are in MIKE sites View Report CITES Secretariat Summary for the record of the 13th session of CoP16 afternoon of March 12 2013 CoP16 Com II Rec 13 This official CITES summary document reports the discussion at CoP16 on March 12 of three draft decisions concerning monitoring the illegal trade in ivory and other elephant specimens establishing a Panel of Experts for Appendix I to II transfers and creating a working group at Standing Committee 64 to work on a decision making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory as well as one new resolution concerning prioritization of the African Elephant Action Plan and African Elephant Fund and one resolution revision on Trade in elephant specimens View Report CITES Secretariat Summary record of the seventh session of Committee II March 7 2013 Elephant Issues 2013 E Cop16 Com II rec 07 The Secretariat introduced document CoP16 Doc 26 Rev 1 and recognized the excellent work done by the joint Working Group on the Review of Resolution of Conf 10 10 Rev CoP15 View Report CITES Secretariat Summary record of the seventh session of Committee II March 6 2013 Elephant Issues 2013 E CoP16 Com II Rec 06 Summary record for March 6 morning session when elephant documents were discussed View Report CITES Secretariat Submitted by the Standing Committee though not fully endorsed by it Decision Making Mechanism for a Process of Trade in Ivory 2013 CoP16 Doc 36 The Secretariat invited comments on SC62 Doc 46 4 described below from specified stakeholders produced

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