The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats

The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats.


Elephants are vital to our ecosystem. Yet the population of elephants is steadily dwindling, by almost 8 per cent every year.   We must step up efforts to manage and protect our biodiversity, including the African elephant.

Erik Solheim, Head United Nations Environment




Videos


The Amazing World of Elephants documentary from the AEF project in Ghana entitled: Elephant Conservation Through Law Enforcement And Stakeholder Engagement In Mole National Park And Its Corridors.

Educational Awareness documentary entitled:The Amazing World of Elephants. The d ..


AEF Projects
COUNTRY   PROJECT

All Regions

 

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Updating the African Elephant Database(In collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature and Species Survival Commission (SSC) African Elephant Specialist Group) 

 Preparing Technical Inputs for Updating the African Elephant Action Plan (In collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature and Species Survival Commission (SSC) African Elephant Specialist Group)

Angola

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Resolution of the Human-Elephant Conflict

Benin

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Understanding of Commercialization Channels of Ivory and Ivory Based Products Between Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo.

Botswana

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Spatial and Behavioral Analyses of Elephants Roaming Outside Expected Range Using Modern Monitoring Tools 

Burkina Faso

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Reinforcement of the Human- Elephant Conflict Management Capabilities in Burkina Faso.  

Burkina Faso/Benin/Niger

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Awareness Project for the Fight Against Elephants’ Poaching in the Cross-Border Biosphere of the W Reserve (PSLAB/RBTW)

Burkina Faso/Benin/Niger/Togo

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Sensibilisation et Renforcement des Capacités des Corps de Contrôle Pour la Lutte Contre le Trafic Illicite de l’ivoire au Bénin, Burkina Faso, Niger et au Togo/ Raising Awareness and Capacity Building of the Control Corps for the Fight Against Illegal Trafficking of Ivory in Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo

Cameroon

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Appui à l'application de la loi et à la Protection des Éléphants d'Afrique dans le Complexe de Conservation du Dja, Cameroun / Support of Law Renforcement and the Protection of African Elephants at the Dja Conservation Complex

Central African Republic

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Contribution to the Protection of Elephant Populations Victims of Political and Military Crisis In Central African Republic
Congo, Cameroon and Central African Republic 11.

Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity to Combat Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trafficking in Central Africa.(In collaboration with Lusaka Agreement Task Force.)

 Congo 12.  Renforcement  Des Capacités Opérationnelles Dans La Lutte Contre Le Trafic Illégal Des Produits Et Sous Produits De L’éléphant./ Reinforcement of Operational Capacities in the Fight Against the Illegal Trafficking of Elephant Products and Sub- Products.
Côte d’Ivoire 13. Improvement of Knowledge of the Elephants Involved in Human-Elephant Conflict/Amelioration Des Connaissances Sur Les Elephants Impliques Dans Les Conflits Avec Les Hommes.

Ethiopia

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 Improving Field Intelligence and Investigation Capacity for Ivory and other Wildlife Crimes in Ethiopia

Combating the Illegal Killing of Elephants and Regional Trade of Ivory in Southwest Ethiopia. (In collaboration with Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority.)

Law Enforcement Operation, Workshop and Capacity Building in Southern Ethiopia. (In collaboration with Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority.)

Combating Illegal Trade in Elephant Ivory in Ethiopia

Gabon

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Developing A Quadcopter and Infrared Camera System to Monitor and Track the African Forest Elephant.

Genetic Traceability of Ivory For Law Enforcement in Gabon.

Military Training for Gabon’s Park Rangers.

Ghana

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Elephant Conservation Through Law Enforcement and Stakeholder Engagement in Mole National Park and its Corridors

Reducing Human Elephant Conflict Through Improved Monitoring, Stakeholder Engagement and Law Enforcement

Elephant Culture:  Melding Science and Traditional Knowledge about Elephant Culture and Social Complexity to Increase Positive Conservation Outcomes for Elephants in West Africa

Guinea

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Improving the Protection of Forest Elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) and Reducing Human-Elephant Conflicts at Ziama Forest and Ziama-Wenegesi Corridor in Southeastern Guinea, West Africa

Kenya

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Building Capacity and Developing Tools for Elephant Censoring and Elephant Mortality Monitoring in Tropical Mountain and Forest Habitats in Kenya

The Impact of Poaching on Elephants and Threats to Elephants in Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem

Amboseli –West Kilimanjaro – Magadi Ecosystem Aerial Mammal Count

Enhancing Prosecution of Elephant Poachers Through Training, Ivory stockpile Genotyping and Construction of African Elephant DNA Library
 
Developing Drought Mitigation Measures for Elephants in Tsavo by Understanding Long-Term Elephant Distribution and Mortality Patterns in Relation to NDVI, Rainfall and Waterholes

Kenya, Rwanda, South-Sudan,Tanzania, Uganda

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Enhancing Cooperation in Combating Elephant Poaching and Illegal Ivory Trade In East Africa. (In collaboration with Lusaka Agreement Task Force.) 

Malawi

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Extension of an electric fence to reduce Human Elephant Conflict

Improving Protection of Elephants & Enforcement of Wildlife Laws in Kasungu National Park

 Mitigation of Human Elephant Conflict and Addressing Deforestation and Forest Degradation Through Income Generating Activities with Communities

Combating Illegal Killing of Elephants and Trafficking of Ivory

Mali

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Contribution to Human-Elephant Conflicts Management in the Surrounding Ecosystem of the Gourma Elephants. (In collaboration with National Directory of Water and Forests)

Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity in Close Collaboration with Local Communities to Protect the Gourma Elephants. 

Mozambique

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Elephant Ivory Stockpile Management and Conservation in Mozambique. (In collaboration with Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs, National Directorate of Environment Management, Department for  Conservation of Natural Resources, and CITES Management Authority.)

Namibia

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Aerial Survey of Elephants in the Northwest of Namibia

Nigeria

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Supporting SMART Ranger Patrols at Yankari Game Reserve to Strengthen Law Enforcement and Reducing Elephant Poaching. (In collaboration with Federal Ministry of Environment and the Wildlife Conservation Society.)

Using Satellite Collars to Provide more Effective Elephant Protection and Reduce Human-Elephant Conflict at Yankari Game Reserve. (In collaboration with Federal Ministry of Environment, Bauchi State Government, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the North Carolina Zoo.) 

Strengthening Law Enforcement and Reducing Elephant Poaching at Yankari Game Reserve by Providing Rangers with Basic Field Equipment

Supporting SMART-based Ranger Patrols at Yankari Game Reserve to Strengthen Law Enforcement and Reduce Elephant Poaching. (see full project proposal) 

Improving Law Enforcement and Reducing Elephant Poaching in the Oban Division of Cross River National Park through SMART

Rwanda

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Elephant Collaring for Their Security and Fence Integrity to Reduce Human Wildlife Conflicts in Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Tanzania

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Human-Elephant Conflicts Mitigation around Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania.

Reinforcement of Anti-poaching Patrols to Reduce Illegal Trafficking of Ivory and Other Wildlife Products at Entry and Exit Points.

Togo

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Appui à l’intégration des Communautés Locales dans la Gestion des Eléphants du Parc National Fazao-Malfakassa/ Supporting the Integration of Local Communities into the Management of Elephants in Fazao-Malfakassa National Park

Uganda

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Strengthening Law Enforcement against Elephant Poaching and Illegal Ivory Trade in Uganda.

Establishment of an Efficient, Effective and Reliable Communications Network to Support Wildlife Law Enforcement Operations throughout Queen Elizabeth Protected Area, Uganda

Human-Elephant Conflict Reduction in Murchison Falls

Zambia

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Human-Elephant Conflicts Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Tools in Zambia. (In collaboration with Zambia Wildlife Authority.)

 Enhancing Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Monitoring and Analysis systems in Zambia’s Elephant Range Areas.

Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity to Combat Illegal Killing of Elephants in Zambia. 

Zimbabwe

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Habitat use by African Elephants in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe: An Inquiry into the Effectiveness of Corridors and the Suitability of the Environment to Sustain the Species