This blog is maintained by Dr. Shermin de Silva.

More about me here.

I direct the Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project, in Sri Lanka and am currently a James Smithson Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution. I am the President and Founder of Trunks & Leaves (USA) and a Trustee of EFECT (Sri Lanka). I also serve on the Board of the Asia Section of the Society for Conservation Biology and the Asian Elephant Specialist Group of the IUCN. complementary missions of these two organizations are to facilitate basic research on Asian elephants, as well as to disseminate that understanding to the public, wildlife managers, and policy makers, locally and globally.

Other regular contributors are: Deepani Jayantha (DJ), U. Sameera Weerathunga (USW).

This blog also features guest posts from students, researchers and other conservationists.

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