Space for Giants is an international conservation organisation that protects the great wildlife landscapes that Africa's remaining elephants need to thrive. These landscapes give homes to giants, but they also bring great value to people and nations: biodiversity, livelihoods and enterprise, new medicines, carbon storage, even the very oxygen we breathe. But they are under threat. Criminals kill endangered animals for tusks, horns, scales and skins. Farmers needing more land to feed their families expand into wildlife habitat. When wild animals then damage their crops, they retaliate.
Space for Giants grew out of pioneering research in the early 2000s into how to encourage the co-existence of people and wildlife in modernising Africa. Since then, we have spent close to two decades working in these landscapes, studying how people and wild animals live together, and how that relationship is changing. We understand that to survive, these landscapes and their wildlife must prove that they bring value now and long into the future. Then they become assets people and governments fight to protect. We also understand that time is short. While we work to demonstrate this value, we must also act now to preserve these landscapes so that they don't disappear before it's too late.
Why We Need Space For Giants
In less than five years, Space for Giants has expanded from fewer than 10 staff to close to 30, now operating in 10 countries on three continents. Our conservation and research teams remain at our core. Today, they are backed up with strong advocacy, comms, fund-raising and planning capacity, as our supporters expand and the funds we have to achieve our ambitious goals increase.