Weʼre raising £250 to help fund human-elephant conflict resolution through the PEACE project (http://www.desertelephant.org/)
- Durham, United Kingdom
- 15 days to go
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I have paid to do a skydive in the UK in order to raise funds for human-wildlife conflict resolution in Namibia. The PEACE (People and Elephants Amicably Co-Existing) Project, a community-based education program for the people of the southern Kunene and northern Erongo Regions of Namibia, focuses on improving human tolerance towards the desert-adapted elephants.
Human-wildlife conflict is on the increase due to the spreading of human populations and their agricultural practices, increased desertification and the increased movement of these elephants when looking for water and food. This ultimately increases the overlap between elephant home-ranges and local communities, which has lead to destruction of houses, human and elephant
deaths and reduced tolerance for nature. It is unknown how many desert-adapted elephants are left but they are worth protecting from trophy hunters and local communities.
With this project, EHRA (Elephant-Human Relations Aid) seeks to help people live with their elephant neighbors and to decrease conflict through education, raising awareness, and promoting ventures to enhance their livelihoods.
The PEACE Project receives no funding from either the government or EHRA’s operations budget; it depends solely on donations, grants and other funding sources to print educational materials for seminar participants, including a certificate of attendance; a brochure for self-drive tourists outlining information about the region and its people as well as important safety tips to follow if they encounter elephants while touring in elephant habitats; and the fuel needed to get to the communities to conduct the seminars.
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Jan 31, 2018
Follow your dreams and do what you believe in! Good luck Holly xx
Jan 31, 2018
.I know how passionate you are about those gentle giants .I'm sure you will hit your target.It's the corrupt governments that need to wake up befor their are no elephants left.😠
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Durham, United Kingdom
I am a Durham University student, passionate about elephants and wildlife in general. I study biology and geography but my main focus is animal behaviour and conservation.
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