What We Do

Elephant Research

EWB continues to monitor elephant home ranges, recording the most variable ever reported for African elephants and ranges categorized by sizes according to age, sex, access to water, types of water sources, vegetation, fences, and human disturbances. more...

Herbivore Research

Throughout much of Africa, there has been immense concern that large herbivore and carnivore populations have been affected by habitat fragmentation, anthropogenic pressures, and possibly climatic conditions and hunting.  more...

Research Station

Elephants Without Borders (EWB) is committed to finding answers to challenging conservation issues. It is only by connecting elephants, wildlife, people and ecosystems through rigorous and collaborative, multi-disciplinary, long-term conservation research programs... more...

Tracking

Tracking to study the spatial ecology of wildlife is an effective approach to develop novel solutions for maintaining and protecting wildlife populations and their environment. It is a tool that provides us with a baseline of information about their habitat needs, density and distribution, demography, ecology, behaviour and social organization. more...

Surveys

Elephants and wildlife are often in remote and difficult terrain and the best way to count them is from the air. Aerial surveys provide vital information on their status, seasonal distribution and abundance.  They improve our understanding of wildlife populations, which allows us to base our conservation action on solid scientific understanding... more...

Community Co-Existence

EWB’s study on the movement of elephants in Botswana confirms that elephants spend much of their time outside protected areas and elephants are expanding their range in northern Botswana, re-occupying areas where they formerly occurredmore...

Films

Great Elephant Census

On Aug 31, the results of the immense three-year Great Elephant Census (GEC) project, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods were released. Led by Principal Investigator Mike Chase and EWB, funded by billionaire philanthropist Paul G. Allen. more...