Iain Douglas-Hamilton

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Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton and his wife Oria Douglas-Hamilton "have co-authored two award-winning books, "Among the Elephants" and "Battle for the Elephants" and have made numerous television films. He founded Save the Elephants in 1993 at the suggestion of Felix Appelbe in order to create an effective and flexible NGO dedicated specifically to elephants.

"He serves on the data review task force of the African Elephant Specialist Group of IUCN, and the Technical Advisory Group for MIKE. He also conducts regular lecture tours and works with the media to promote STE's mission and awareness of elephants in general. Over the last few years Iain has spoken at numerous conferences including the Wildlife Conservation Network, the 7th World Wilderness Congress, the International Elephant and Rhino Research Symposium in Vienna, the CIWF Animal Sentience Conference 2005, and was the keynote speaker at the International Elephant Foundation conference on 'Human-elephant relationships and conflict' in Sri Lanka. Additionally, Iain has spoken at Universities, Zoological Societies and private fundraising functions throughout Europe and America...

"For his work on elephants he was awarded one of conservation's highest awards the Order of the Golden Ark." [1]

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  1. Founder Profile, Save the Elephants, accessed June 23, 2009.
  2. Stop Ivory Panel of Advisors, organizational web page, accessed March 10, 2019.