A multitude of human practices threaten the survival and well-being of wild elephants. As many as 30,000-40,000 elephants are killed each year for their tusks alone. Many more are lost due to destruction of habitat, conflict over diminishing resources and the individual elephants who are killed for sport, killed in the name of management or captured for human entertainment.
ElephantVoices aims to advance the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior, and to promote the scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants through research, conservation, advocacy and the sharing of knowledge. One of the primary goals of ElephantVoices is to use their knowledge to speak up on behalf of elephants and act as a voice for elephants via the internet, scientific and popular articles, lectures, TV documentaries, interviews, radio broadcasts, expert statement and testimony, appearing in court, where necessary.