The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi

by Elephants for Africa
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The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi
The male elephants of the Makgadikgadi

Summary

This project increases our understanding of the social & ecological needs of male elephants, enabling us to better conserve them & protect rural communities livelihoods. Male elephants cause the most damage to human property, are the first to be targeted by hunters & poachers due to their large tusks, & are the least understood. We will study the male elephants of the Makgadikgadiki, Botswana, a population dominated by males, including following 10 elephants through satellite radio collars.

$15,000
total goal
$7,349
remaining
69
donors
4
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Makgadikgadi is home to a thriving elephant population, but the increasing overlap between human communities and elephants' natural habitats has led to rising tensions and conflicts. Crop damage, poaching, habitat destruction, and casualties on both sides have highlighted the urgent need for innovative solutions. To truly understand and address these issues, we need to shine a spotlight on the Makgadikgadi elephants, their behaviors and habitat use.

Solution

Elephants for Africa is committed to unraveling the complexities of human-elephant interactions in Makgadikgadi. Through on-the-ground research initiatives, we aim to track elephant movements, study their behavior, and gain insights into their migration patterns. By comprehensively understanding their needs and habits, we can implement informed strategies that mitigate conflicts and foster coexistence.

Long-Term Impact

Impactful Solutions: Our initiatives directly address the root causes of human-elephant conflict, leading to long-term solutions that benefit both elephants and local communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Elephants for Africa

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
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Twitter: @E4Africa
Project Leader:
Kate Evans
London , United Kingdom

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