Animals
 Malawi
Project #13579

Help save elephants in Malawi

by Wildlife Action Group International e.V.

Summary

While elephant populations dwindle as the demand for ivory grows again, the Wildlife Action Group's anti-poaching team is working tirelessly to tackle illegal poaching and save elephants lives. This project supports elephant conservation activities in Thuma Forest Reserve, Malawi, to provide a safe future for its remaining elephant population and habitat.
$704
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 than in any year since 1989, when the ivory trade was banned: more than 23 tons, resulting in the deaths of more than 2,500 elephants.The growing demand for ivory products in China is once more driving elephant poaching across Africa. For more than 15 years the Wildlife Action Group is providing protection for Thuma's remaining elephant population by deploying a small but dedicated local anti-poaching scout team.

Solution

Right now 12 scouts cover an area of 197 km, making each scout responsible for almost 20 km of rugged, mountainous Forest in the African Rift Valley in Malawi. This project will increase anti-poaching and conservation activities in Thuma Forest Reserve by providing financial as well as material support to pay for urgently needed scout and ranger salaries, allowances and field equipment, like boots, sleeping bags, backpacks and binoculars.

Long-Term Impact

Funds will ensure that brave wildlife rangers, who come face to face with armed elephant poachers, will be provided with the necessary equipment and training. By expanding and building up Wildlife Action Group's capacities, an even more effective anti-poaching team in Thuma Forest Reserve will ensure the future of Malawi's declining elephant population and its habitat for future generations.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wildlifeactiongroup.org
Our website
WAG Malawi website
Wildlife Action Group International on Facebook
WAG Malawi on Facebook

Organization Information

Wildlife Action Group International e.V.

Location: Grosskarolinenfeld, Bavaria - Germany
Website: http:/​/​www.wildlifeactiongroup.org
Project Leader:
Susanne Kneissl
Grosskarolinenfeld, Bavaria, Germany

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