The Elephant Listening Project (ELP) is not just about elephants, but is also about people: researchers, supporters, colleagues, and friends, who together make ELP happen. Acoustic monitoring (recording the sounds in an environment) allows us to probe activities in habitats where direct observation is difficult or impossible.
Our focus is on forest elephants, a long-lived species with a complex social life and high intelligence. A species that shows empathy for other individuals and for their dead. To succeed in our goal to improve the survival chances of such magnificent creatures, ELP depends on a whole human community that cares.
The Elephant Listening Project is a not-for-profit organization associated with the Bioacoustics Research Program at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Since its inception, ELP has depended on financial support from a diversity of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and especially from private donors.