The very things that make Africa’s wild spaces valuable - wildlife, biodiversity, and space - are all under threat. Elephants are their habitats’ key-stone species. But poachers have killed roughly one quarter of Africa's elephants in just 10 years. That’s a loss of more than 110,000 individuals. We focus on the frontline protection of those that remain, and on stronger prosecutions against suspected poachers.
At the same time, the land for those elephants that are left is disappearing daily, as farmers expand their fields to feed their families and grow their businesses. Stopping elephants from raiding those fields for food reduces the tensions between farmers and wildlife. That makes elephants people’s allies not their enemies. We work to support that coexistence.
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OUR PROTECTION TOOLKIT
SPECIALIST RANGER UNITS
We equip, train, and pay elite ranger units, including mobile and rapid-response teams. We use intelligence-led tactics adopted from counter-terrorism.
To make laws powerful deterrents, we support investigators, prosecutors, and magistrates, monitor trial, and offer advice on wildlife crime legislation, trial processes, and sentencing.
We build fences to keep farmers and their harvests safe from 'crop-raiding' elephants, making living near wildlife less costly for poor families
In Kenya, we help monitor the illegal killing of elephants as part of an Africa-wide programme called MIKE that provides the most respected study of poaching trends continentwide