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Joyce Poole Biography

Joyce Poole is Co-Founder of ElephantVoices. She has a Ph.D. in elephant behavior from Cambridge University, and has studied the social behavior and communication of elephants for over thirty years, dedicating her life to their conservation and welfare. Her contributions to science include the discovery of musth in male African elephants, the description of the contextual use of elephant vocalizations, including those below the level of human hearing, and the discovery of vocal imitation. Her finding that ivory poaching destroys the fabric of elephant society was instrumental to the decision to ban the international trade in ivory in 1989. Her understanding of male elephant behavior and the importance of social learning and role models in elephant society have been key to the adoption of more humane elephant management practices. Joyce has written two books, numerous scientific papers and popular articles on the subject of elephant behavior and conservation, and has participated in scores of media projects.

As head of the Elephant Program of Kenya Wildlife Service from 1990-1994, Joyce was responsible for elephant conservation and management throughout Kenya. Her knowledge and enthusiasm inspired many Kenyans who hold key elephant management positions in the country today. In 1996 she was awarded a Smith College Medal for her elephant research, conservation and training in Africa.

She is a renowned elephant researcher and elephant expert whos devoted to the observation and study and protection of elephants. She is the Director of Research and Conservation for ElephantVoices; the Research Director and Scientific Advisory Committee member of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project and Captive Elephant Management Coalition. She serves on the Advisory Board for Species Survival Network is a Trustee for the Amboseli Trust for Elephants and she is the previous head of Kenya Wildlife Service's Elephant Program. Dr. Poole earned the Certificate of Recognition by the California Legislature Assembly, for tireless efforts in educating people on elephant captivity.

She's served as a Consultant, to IMAX and as the Scientific Advisor Africas Elephant Kingdom, Discovery, and as a Consultant to Richard Leakey & Associates in the areas of Training, Lecturing, and Advising for wildlife documentaries. Among other accomplishments, Joyce Poole authored Coming of Age with Elephants, (Hyperion Press, 1996; Hodder & Stoughton, 1996). Joyce Poole has been a Consultant for Tanzanian Wildlife Department and the World Wildlife Fund, plus she has served as a Researcher for the African Wildlife Foundation in Assessing effects of poaching on East African elephant populations.

Observing the natural behavior of elephants has been her life's work. Dr Poole also worked in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania assessing the effects of poaching on the age structure and social and reproductive patterns of elephant populations in East Africa. She been an invited speaker to lecture for the National Geographic Society, University of Edinburgh, the Science Museums of the la Caixa Foundation, Barcelona and has also lectured on Animal Cognition and Communication at Tufts Center for Animals.

Printed Articles and books highlighting her work in Elephant social behavior, communication research and conservation work includes Readers Digest, Scientific American, Science, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Explorer, LA Times, Highlights for Children, Scholastic, The New York Times, Science Times, Science, Science News, Spektrumdirekt, National Geographic News, Kyodo News Washington Bureau, Daily Telegraph, Guardian.

Dr. Poole serves as an Advisory Board member on The Wild capture Awareness project. is a Co-Founder of the Wild Capture Awareness Campaign. Learn more about Joyce Poole at ElephantVoices.

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Joyce Poole Biography

Joyce Poole is Co-Founder of ElephantVoices. She has a Ph.D. in elephant behavior from Cambridge University, and has studied the social behavior and communication of elephants for over thirty years, dedicating her life to their conservation and welfare. Her contributions to science include the discovery of musth in male African elephants, the description of the contextual use of elephant vocalizations, including those below the level of human hearing, and the discovery of vocal imitation. Her finding that ivory poaching destroys the fabric of elephant society was instrumental to the decision to ban the international trade in ivory in 1989. Her understanding of male elephant behavior and the importance of social learning and role models in elephant society have been key to the adoption of more humane elephant management practices. Joyce has written two books, numerous scientific papers and popular articles on the subject of elephant behavior and conservation, and has participated in scores of media projects.

As head of the Elephant Program of Kenya Wildlife Service from 1990-1994, Joyce was responsible for elephant conservation and management throughout Kenya. Her knowledge and enthusiasm inspired many Kenyans who hold key elephant management positions in the country today. In 1996 she was awarded a Smith College Medal for her elephant research, conservation and training in Africa.

She is a renowned elephant researcher and elephant expert whos devoted to the observation and study and protection of elephants. She is the Director of Research and Conservation for ElephantVoices; the Research Director and Scientific Advisory Committee member of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project and Captive Elephant Management Coalition. She serves on the Advisory Board for Species Survival Network is a Trustee for the Amboseli Trust for Elephants and she is the previous head of Kenya Wildlife Service's Elephant Program. Dr. Poole earned the Certificate of Recognition by the California Legislature Assembly, for tireless efforts in educating people on elephant captivity.

She's served as a Consultant, to IMAX and as the Scientific Advisor Africas Elephant Kingdom, Discovery, and as a Consultant to Richard Leakey & Associates in the areas of Training, Lecturing, and Advising for wildlife documentaries. Among other accomplishments, Joyce Poole authored Coming of Age with Elephants, (Hyperion Press, 1996; Hodder & Stoughton, 1996). Joyce Poole has been a Consultant for Tanzanian Wildlife Department and the World Wildlife Fund, plus she has served as a Researcher for the African Wildlife Foundation in Assessing effects of poaching on East African elephant populations.

Observing the natural behavior of elephants has been her life's work. Dr Poole also worked in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania assessing the effects of poaching on the age structure and social and reproductive patterns of elephant populations in East Africa. She been an invited speaker to lecture for the National Geographic Society, University of Edinburgh, the Science Museums of the la Caixa Foundation, Barcelona and has also lectured on Animal Cognition and Communication at Tufts Center for Animals.

Printed Articles and books highlighting her work in Elephant social behavior, communication research and conservation work includes Readers Digest, Scientific American, Science, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Explorer, LA Times, Highlights for Children, Scholastic, The New York Times, Science Times, Science, Science News, Spektrumdirekt, National Geographic News, Kyodo News Washington Bureau, Daily Telegraph, Guardian.

Dr. Poole serves as an Advisory Board member on The Wild capture Awareness project. is a Co-Founder of the Wild Capture Awareness Campaign. Learn more about Joyce Poole at ElephantVoices.

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  • How to book Joyce Poole?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joyce Poole for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Joyce Poole, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joyce Poole or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joyce Poole?

    Booking fees for Joyce Poole, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joyce Poole, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joyce Poole?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joyce Poole for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joyce Poole for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joyce Poole or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joyce Poole or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joyce Poole is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joyce Poole for your event is available upon request. Joyce Poole generally travels from Norway and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emma Stokes, Andrés Ruzo, Mireya Mayor, Laly Lichtenfeld and Anne Kent Taylor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joyce Poole for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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