Our mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain
the beauty and ecological integrity of the places where
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 charity was founded in 1993 by Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton,
President & Chief Executive Officer, STE, who made a
pioneering study of elephant behaviour in the late '60s
in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, and has worked
on elephant status Africa-wide since. Explorers, conservationists
and elephant scientists serve as fellow trustees or advisors
to the board.