ELEPHANTS FOR AFRICA
Elephants for Africa, founded by Dr Kate Evans, is a small charity that is committed to protecting the endangered African elephant. They conduct research to understand the ecological and social requirements of African elephants, in particular male elephants. They currently work in Botswana and South Africa, with local and international researchers, to deliver scientific data to local stakeholders. Alongside the research they run education programmes which focus on developing the conservation leaders of the future and empowering local communities living alongside wildlife to benefit from wildlife and mitigating the damage elephants may cause.
We are losing African elephants at an alarming rate. Fewer than 500,000 remain in the wild and 70% of these utilise areas outside of protected areas.
Elephants are running out of time and space. Poachers are killing them illegally for their ivory; and as human territory enlarges, it brings them into conflict with wild elephants. Sadly, the space they have left to live in is diminishing.
We aim to understand the daily needs of elephants and humans and seek local solutions for local problems. Elephants for Africa strives to protect, conserve and educate to ensure a future for wild populations of African elephant and move towards humans and wildlife coexisting.
To increase our knowledge and understanding of male elephants, the main instigators of conflict with local communities
To develop tolerance for wildlife and elephants amongst local people
To inspire the conservation leaders of the future