Saving the Survivors reach $10,000 Goal for Elephant Campaign
Saving the Survivors are happy to announce that we have reached our goal of $10,000 in support of the Elephant Campaign.
Over recent years, Saving The Survivors have successfully collared a number of Elephants. But as these collars were due to run out, team STS launched the Elephant campaign. These collars would enable us, with partners, to track the movements of these Elephants. This will aid the management of Limpopo National Parks. Therefore, we could make informed and effective decisions based on the real-time data obtained.
By collaring Elephants, we also aim to mitigate the Human-Elephant conflict by tracking Elephants movements and warning local villages when they are in the vicinity. Elephants can cause significant damage to agricultural crops and therefore effect peoples livelihoods. In some extreme cases Elephants have also caused loss of life. This usually results in local communities taking matters into their own hands and retaliating by killing the Elephant. We aim to step in before conflicts arise, saving both Human and Elephant lives.
Over a period of three weeks, the support from our followers was overwhelming. All money raised from this incredible campaign will now contribute towards the replacement of these Elephant GPS collars.
Thank you to everyone that has supported our campaign. Together, we have achieved something vital to wildlife conservation. We will keep you updated as we begin the Elephant re-collaring process.
Why are Elephants important?
African Elephants are keystone species. This means they have a great influence on the ecosystems they live in. Elephants are referred to as ecosystem engineers. This is due to they ways in which they share their environments. For example, during the dry season they use their tusks to dig up dry riverbeds and create watering holes. This not only benefits themselves but also allows other species access to water.
How can I support Saving The Survivors?
Please donate to ensure that we are always on hand to tend to Africa’s most special species. You can support our work by becoming a monthly or one off donor. Donate here.
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