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Every gift we receive will make a Jumbo difference. We’re taking the herd approach and want you to participate at any level that works for you.  Here are examples of the work your collective gifts could support:

  • 20 gifts of $10 = $200 – Speakers for the Tufts elephant conservation series
  • 20 gifts of $25 = $500 – Acoustic equipment to monitor and protect elephants
  • 20 gifts of $50 = $1,000 – Student stipend for research on elephant conservation efforts
  • 35 gifts of $100 = $3500 – Summer internship support for Tufts students working with conservation NGOs

Thank you for your gift to the Tufts Elephant Conservation Alliance this year! 

Here are just a few of our accomplishments that you helped make possible:

  • A new class offered through the Experimental College, The Jumbo Imperative: On Elephant and Elephant Conservation
  • A new seminar series’ first speaker was Dr. Daphne Carlson-Bremer, who informed us about Combating Wildlife Trafficking at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • A new partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society

Thank you for believing in us and the power of the Tufts community to save elephants from extinction. Together, our faculty from across schools provide the broad expertise this problem requires with scholars in human and veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, engineering, public health, diplomacy, conflict studies, urban planning, economics, and epidemiology. We look forward to bringing you even more updates from the field and classroom this coming year.



Victor Oludare, a Master’s of Science candidate in Electrical Engineering, gestures to images of elephants related to his work at the Vision and Sensing System Lab on July 11, 2018. Oludare is working on the use of technology and computer vision algorithms for elephant conservation. He uses deep learning (AI) models to detect elephants in video streams and track those detected elephants in real-time under various weather conditions. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)