Symposium presenters and attendees represented a host of national and international organizations and institutions including the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation(R), SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, Missouri State University, University of Sydney, the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany, the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, to name just a few. The abstracts from those presentations may be found at http://www.elephantcenter.com.
The Symposium is a key component of the IEF's mission to support and operate elephant conservation and research programs, with an emphasis on management, protection and scientific research. Funding for IEF' programs is provided largely by zoos and other institutions such as Disney's Animal Kingdom, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R), that care for elephants in North America and Europe, along with individual donors who also want to promote preservation, education and research of the world's elephant populations.
About the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant
Conservation: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant
Conservation was founded by Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, to ensure that future generations have
the opportunity t
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