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Elephant Professionals


Elephant professionals are individuals whose profession involves or has involved the care, medical treatment, protection, conservation, legal defense of elephants, advocacy for elephants or education about elephants.

Individuals in this category may be policy makers, conservationists, park wardens, rangers, scouts, naturalists, guides, sanctuary and zoo employees, veterinarians, keepers, care-givers, mahouts, lawyers, filmmakers and photographers, and others, who in a professional capacity, feel they belong here

We, the undersigned Elephant Professionals stand by the sentiments expressed in The Elephant Charter and through our words and actions we endeavour to uphold its Principles.

As an Elephant Professional I wish to add my name as Signatory.

  First name Last name Position Country

    Total: 186

  Catherine Doyle Captive elephant specialist and campaign director, In Defense of Animals United States
  Andrea Shipley MS student, Eastern Kentucky University, who desires continuation onto a doctoral degree researching macro- and community ecology of African elephants. USA
  Azam Siddiqui Master Trainer in Animal Welfare under the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) Trained in 'Orphaned Elephant Management' at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Kenya India
  Lars Sorensen Chief of Tree Tops Jungle Lodge ecotourism in Weliara jungles north of Yala National Park, block 4. Introducing responsible nature & community based tourism intends to support conservation of this area as wild elephant habitat.
  Carollynne Smith Wildlife Biologist, aspiring Elephant Biologist. Canada
  Steve Itela Director, Youth for Conservation. Elephant Conservation Advocate Kenya
  Hugh Coghill Former Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA. Canada
  Tami Flamer-Caldera Served in the committee of the wildlife and nature protection society of SL Sri Lanka
  Suniti Bhushan Datta Datta Naturalist, Wildlife Biologist, Photographer India
  Sam Kiley Broadcaster and author UK
  Ian Chapman Brandt student elephant researcher Usa
  Pat Derby Co-Founder, Co-Director, Performing Animal Welfare Society USA
  Ed Stewart Co-Founder, Co-Director, Performing Animal Welfare Society, PAWS USA
  Tharindu Muthukumarana A young elephant expert. Sri Lanka
  Jim Currie Ecologist and Writer USA
  Vikram Nanjappa Naturalist India
  Nadya Neklioudova wildlife artist and photographer Australia
  Lori Bergemann Director, Amara Conservation Kenya
  Donald Tayloe Physician USA
  Dag Goering Co-founder of Elephant Earth Initiative Canada