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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust protects elephants threatened by ivory poaching, habitat loss and the increasing conflict between humans and wildlife. We rescue and rehabilitate orphaned infant elephants and return them to the wild when they’re ready.
ElephantVoices' Dr. Joyce Poole and CEO Petter Granli have spent over four decades studying the behaviour and communication of elephants, and working for their conservation and welfare.
About Hello in Elephant
Hello in Elephant is a project designed to raise awareness and drive donations for African elephants. After decades of research into the ways elephants communicate and behave, we’re beginning to understand their language.
What is the HelloInElephant Project?
The HelloinElephant Campaign has been created to provide people with the ability to translate simple human words and emotions into elephant calls that signal similar emotions or intentions. A variety of elephant animations have been created to allow a visual representation of these calls. The use, production, frequency and tone of specific calls are influenced by age and gender, and the animations are not intended as scientific representations. For the science behind specific elephant calls and elephant communication, please visit the ElephantVoices website.
What is World Elephant Day?
World Elephant Day falls on August 12, and is used to raise awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants. With enough support, we may be able to turn the tide for elephants and help them survive as a species.
It says my message cannot be translated?
We understand many of the calls elephants use in their daily lives, and have translated these into emotions and expressions for you. While these overlap with emotions or phrases used by human beings, our language is, of course, much more varied and complex. Try translating basic phrases you think an elephant might use.
Are these real elephant sounds?
These are 100% genuine elephant sounds. With over 40 years of research, Joyce Poole and her team from ElephantVoices have used sound recording equipment to capture vocalisations made by elephants.
Where were these elephant sounds recorded?
In Kenya. Explore their immense collection of elephant calls and gestures on the ElephantVoices website
Will my donation make a difference?
Your donations are split between The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and ElephantVoices. The DSWT uses funds for the protection of elephants at a field level, conducting Anti-Poaching Operations, Aerial Surveillance, Mobile Veterinary Support, Habitat Security and undertaking the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned milk dependent baby elephants, so that they can return to the wild when grown. ElephantVoices use funding to continue critical long-term elephant research, conservation and welfare work.
What is the biggest threat facing elephants?
Elephants face many threats. High demand for ivory leads to poaching, which continues to have an enormous impact on many elephant populations. Rapidly expanding human populations and habitat loss has seen increasing conflict between elephants and people, resulting in the deaths and suffering of both elephants and people.
How many elephants are alive today?
There were over 10 million African elephants in the early 20th century, now there’s less than 400,000, by 2025 it’s projected only 190,000 will be left.
How can I do more?
You can adopt an elephant on The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust website. You’ll receive an adoption certificate and monthly summary highlighting events of the previous month, along with a link to the ‘Keepers’ Diary’ and photographs of your elephant.
How can I learn more about DSWT and ElephantVoices?
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The HelloinElephant Campaign has been created, by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and WhiteGREY in association with ElephantVoices, to provide people with the ability to translate simple human words and emotions into elephant calls that signal similar emotions or intentions. A variety of elephant animations have been created to allow a visual representation of these calls. The use, production, frequency and tone of specific calls are influenced by age and gender, and the animations are not intended as scientific representations. For the science behind specific elephant calls and elephant communication, please visit https://www.elephantvoices.org/elephant-communication.html
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