Elephant Welfare Project

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19th August, 2023 -Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast, A new app designed for elephants, https://www.funkidslive.com/podcast/the-fun-kids-science-weekly/

17th August, 2023 – iTV news interview, Hologram exhibit and elephant conservation

14th August, 2023 – BBC radio interview, App and new hologram exhibit

26th July, 2023 – Knowledge Engaged podcast, Published online interview, https://knowledgeengaged.buzzsprout.com/1870242/13286629

7th July, 2023 – The Dissenter’ interview, Online  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t39KduI6p80

6th July, 2023 -Veterinary Times, Online article, https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/seriously-big-data-nottingham-researchers-unveil-elephant-welfare-app/

30th June, 2023 – eNCASocial3, Video interview about elephant welfare app, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8EdLSbP-A

29th June, 2023 – South African Broadcasting Corporation interview, Radio interview, App developed to boost the welfare of elephants under human care. – SAfm Sunrise

29th June, 2023 – India Education Diary, website, https://indiaeducationdiary.in/university-of-nottingham-researchers-develop-app-to-boost-the-welfare-of-elephants-under-human-care/

27th June, 2023 – North Somerset Times, website news, https://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/23616278.noahs-ark-zoo-farm-use-new-app-monitor-welfare-elephants/

27th June, 2023 – Mirage News on website, Website news, https://www.miragenews.com/app-developed-to-boost-welfare-of-elephants-in-1035465/

27th June, 2023 – Planet Radio re-use of BBC audio interview, Website audio podcast, https://planetradio.co.uk/hits-radio/bristol/news/noahs-ark-zoo-farm-launches-app-to-boost-welfare-of-elephants/

27th June, 2023 – Weston Mercury news story about app,  https://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/23616320.noahs-ark-zoo-farm-use-new-app-monitor-welfare-elephants/

27th June, 2023 – BBC sound bites Martin Evans, Interviews for radio podcasts, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0fxf9w8 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0fxf9wz

27th June, 2023 – BBC radio and podcast on EWP and app https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0fsl1pk; 55 minutes into the broadcast

27th June, 2023 –  BBC news on EWP and app,  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-66029490

21st June, 2023 – Oral presentation and session Chair at UFAW annual conference, and Virtual conference

22nd May 2023 – Pint of Science, Canal House Pub Nottingham, Live talk/discussion; local public outreach, Elephant welfare measurement and EWA

16th March, 2023 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom science and welfare team, Online presentation and discussion around EBWAT development, app, and automated reports

10th March, 2023 – Science in the Park, In person public outreach on elephant welfare, interactive games and discussion with members of public around Nottingham about elephant welfare and our research

1-4th April 2023 – Elephant Welfare Trust, Jamnagar, India, In-person 4 day Workshop on elephant welfare

13th March 2023 – Interview Ricardo Lopes, interview ‘The Dissenter’ “Lisa Yon: Elephant Welfare, Environmental Pollutants and Zoonotic Pathogens”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t39KduI6p80

Jan 2023 – date – Bull Elephant Task Force – In person and remote meetings, with researchers, reproductive biologists, elephant keepers, and zoo curators to develop research plans and policy recommendations for captive bull elephants

26th January, 2023 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom, in person workshop, Presentation and discussion around elephant behaviour and welfare and use of App

24th January, 2023 – Jacksonville Zoo, in person workshop, Presentation and discussion around elephant behaviour and welfare and use of App

19-20th January 2023 – Denver Zoo, in person workshop, presentations, discussions around bull elephant behaviour, endocrionology, reproduction and management. 


22nd July – Human-elephant Relationships; a talk by Dr Jennifer Crawley from the University of Turku, Finland 

18th July – Fundraiser Pub Quiz at the Red Lion pub, Kegworth 

14th April – Dr Lisa Yon appointed as Technical Advisor to Wild Welfare

2nd April – Plenary Online plenary presentation on the development of the Elephant Welfare App to European Association of Aquatic Mammals (EAAM) conference (click here to watch) 

29th March – Zoom webinar as part of elephant care and wellbeing platform, hosted by the Elephant Welfare Initiative 

16th March – Zoom talk on the Elephant Welfare Project, held by Bristol University Veterinary Zoological Society (BUVZS)

23rd February – In person and Teams talk on the elephant welfare research activities at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham, held by Nottingham University Veterinary Zoological Society (NUVZS)

22nd February – Blog about the Elephant Welfare App on Discover Animals website (click here to read) 

7th February – Webinar on the Co-Production of the Elephant Behavioural Welfare Assessment Tool and our new Android app, hosted by the International Society for Applied Ethology (click here to watch) 

2nd February – ‘Meet The Elephant Welfare Project Team’ stall, Sutton Bonington Farmer’s Market

1st February – Blog about the Elephant Welfare Behaviour Assessment Tool (EBWAT) and app on British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) website (click here to read) 

27th January – Webinar about rolling out the Elephant Welfare App to elephant keepers and mahouts, hosted by Animal Concepts and Elephant Care & Wellbeing (click here to watch)

26th January – Facebook live talk about the development process of the Elephant Behavioural Welfare Assessment Tool, hosted by the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (click here to watch)  


18th December – Began distributing the Elephant Welfare App and published instructional videos on YouTube (click here to view) 

9th December – Seminar on Elephant Behavioural Ecology & Welfare, hosted by Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Section of Ecology, University of Turku, Finland

25th September – Webinar and Q&A with the British Zoo Veterinary Society, part of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council CryoArks project 

20th September – Interview with Julien Malmoun for a documentary on circus elephants and legislation in France 

1st August – Start of an online webinar series for elephant keepers, mahouts & the general public on the launch of the new Elephant Welfare App 

29th July – Interview with Ruth Padel about human-elephant relationships across the globe 

30th June – Drafting and submission of 10 year Elephant Welfare Group (EWG) report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the UK Government about UK zoo elephant welfare 

11th June – Interview with ITV news regarding the 500km wild elephant trek across China (click here to watch) 

1st May – Publication of information regarding the Elephant Behavioural Welfare Assessment Tool (click here to read more) 

May (ongoing) – Trialling of the Elephant Welfare App with various international partners across South Africa, USA, UK, Zimbabwe, France and Germany