By educating local communities on elephant behavior and habitat protection, we hope to instill an understanding of the benefits of conservation. At the same time, we are working with farmers to discover specific areas of conflict with local elephants. Finding and implementing creative solutions to keep elephants from trampling crops and devastating livestock will go a long way towards reducing the human-elephant conflict.
Using funds from generous donors, we built the Elephant Havens orphanage on the edge of the Okavango Delta. This sanctuary for abandoned and orphaned elephants is a safe place for them to be cared for until they can be reintroduced into the wild. We encourage both foreign visitors and local community members to visit and learn more about these remarkable animals. With access and education, we hope to bridge some of the gap between communities and wildlife.
We are also creating educational activities and experiences aimed at helping people of all ages to understand and appreciate wildlife and wild lands, encouraging people to take action to conserve it now and for future generations.