Normally we cover only EAI and elephant-related news in our monthly e-newsletter. But these are not normal times.
There is no way to tell how long the coronavirus crisis will last or how it will change our lives, either temporarily or permanently. At this moment, the unknowns seem to dwarf what we do know. We feel frightened and vulnerable.
But we are lucky to live in a time when, even if we cannot be together physically, we have multiple ways of communicating.
And that is what we must do -
communicate and remember that we are not alone.
We may have to rely on phones and computers to be in each other's presence but that is where and how we will find our greatest strength - together.
I find it comforting to look to elephants for a model. Elephants live in fission/fusion societies, coming together or separating depending on resources and needs. Even when they are miles apart, however, elephants stay in touch by communicating infrasonically. Their bonds may stretch but they do not break.
We at EAI send all of you our best wishes. Stay safe and stay in touch. We need each other.