What is International Elephants?

Research.  Community.  Conservation.

We believe in building relationships with communities located in areas of high conservation focus. These relationships offer support for local initiatives in biodiversity preservation and community-based conservation.

By engaging these communities in biological and social science research, we hope to add to the body of knowledge about pachyderms and other animals who share their habitats.

Upcoming Conferences:

Join me for the Research Ethics Conference on Friday, June 25th.  My colleagues and I will be discussing university ethics oversight and how non-human animals are often overlooked in the process.

Registration is FREE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-ethics-conference-2021-registration-113077636254

Also this week: The International Society for Anthrozoology annual conference begins June 21

I will be speaking (and answering questions) about captive elephants and NGOs in Sauraha, Nepal.

Register athttps://www.isaz2021.net/registration


What is Anthrozoology, anyway

Anthrozoology is a field which has been actively inventing and reinventing itself for the last several decades. What started as a way for scientists to examine human interactions with other species, especially with regard to pet-human relationships, has evolved into an interdisciplinary field. Anthrozoology incorporates anthropology, zoology, veterinary medicine, history, philosophy, political science, ecology, statistics and even law. Anthrozoologists study human-wildlife conflict, conservation, animals in assistance positions, the impacts of pets on health, and much more.

For more information on anthrozoology, visit the International Society for Anthrozoology website at ISAZ.net.