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 ..


Summary of Funded Projects

Steering Committee Meeting

Round Of Proposals

Region

Country

Project Title

Project Cost

Total Cost

1st AEFSC Meeting

 

Kruger National Park, South Africa, 12-14 December 2011

 

 

 

1st Round

=13 received

= 3 approved

 

 

 

S.A

Malawi

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

20,000.00

64,112.00

W.A

Benin

Etude des Circuits de Commercialisation de L'ivoire et des Produits à Base D'ivoire Entre le Bénin, Burkina Faso, Niger et le Togo/ Understanding of Commercialization Channels of Ivory and Ivory Based Products Between Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo

29,262.00

W.A

Nigeria

Strengthening law enforcement and reducing elephant poaching in Yankari Game Reserve 

14,850.00

 

 

2nd AEFSC Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 March 2013  (NO CALL FOR PROPOSAL)

 

 

3rd AEFSC Meeting

 

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 25 -27 September 2013

2nd Round

 

= 13 received

=8 approved

W.A

Burkina Faso/Benin/Niger

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

24,650.00

303,242.00

 

Burkina Faso

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

57,000.00

E.A

Ethiopia

Combating Illegal Trade in Elephant Ivory in Ethiopia

30,000.00

E.A

Kenya

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

49,000.00

S.A

Malawi

Extension of an electric fence to reduce HEC

 42,433

E.A

Tanzania

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

26,865.00

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

41,450.00

E.A

Uganda

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

31,844.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th AEFSC Meeting

 

Kilaguni, Kenya 25-27 November 2014

3rd Round

=13 received

=11 approved

 

 

ALL

All

Taking the African Elephant Database to the Next Level

25,000.00

 

 

 

503,698.00

C.A

Congo

Reinforcement of Operational Capacities in the Fight Against the Illegal Trafficking of Elephant Products and Sub- Products

120,000.00

C.A

Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic

Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity To Combat Elephant Poaching And Ivory Trafficking In Central Africa

34,898.00

E.A

Ethiopia

Combating the Illegal Killing of Elephants and Regional Trade of Ivory in Southwest Ethiopia

39,550.00

 

 

Law Enforcement Operation, Workshop And Capacity Building In Southern Ethiopia

10,000.00

 

 

 

E.A

LAFT-Kenya

Enhancing Cooperation In Combating Elephant Poaching And Illegal Ivory Trade In East Africa

25,828.00

W.A

Mali

Contribution To Human-Elephant Conflicts Management In The Surrounding Ecosystem Of The Gourma Elephants

 

 

21,202.00

S.A

Mozambique

Elephant Ivory Stockpile Management And Conservation In Mozambique

153,000.00

W.A

Nigeria

Supporting SMART Ranger Patrols At Yankari Game Reserve To Strengthen Law Enforcement And Reducing Elephant Poaching

20,860.00

Using Satellite Collars To Provide More Effective Elephant Protection And Reduce Human-Elephant Conflict At Yankari Game Reserve.

13,360.00

 

S.A

Zambia

Human-Elephant Conflicts Vulnerability Assessment And Mitigation Tools In Zambia

40,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th AEFSC Meeting

 

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  11-12 September 2015

 

4th Round

=23 received

=8 approved

S.A

Angola

Resolution Of The Human-Elephant Conflict

50, 000.00

 

476,120.80

S.A

Botswana

Spatial And Behavioral Analyses Of Elephants Roaming Outside Expected Range Using Modern Monitoring Tools

34,000.00

 

E.A

Ethiopia

Improving Field Intelligence And Investigation Capacity For Ivory And Other Wildlife Crimes In Ethiopia

66,900.00

 

 

C.A

Gabon

Developing A Quadcopter And Infrared Camera System To Monitor And Track The African Forest Elephant

16,399.80

C.A

Gabon

Genetic Traceability Of Ivory For Law Enforcement In Gabon

39,500.00

W.A

Ghana

Elephant Conservation Through Law Enforcement And Stakeholder Engagement In Mole National Park And Its Corridors

133,640.00

E.A

Kenya

Building Capacity And Developing Tools For Elephant Censoring And Elephant Mortality Monitoring In Tropical Mountain And Forest Habitats In Kenya

60,000.00

S.A

Namibia

Aerial Survey Of Elephants In The Northwest Of Namibia

75,681.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th AEFSC Meeting

 

Geneva, Switzerland 12-15 January 2016

 

 

5th Round

=7 received

= 3 approved

W.A

Ivory Coast

Improvement Of Knowledge Of The Elephants Involved In The Conflicts With Men/Amelioration Des Connaissances Sur Les Elephants Impliques Dans Les Conflits Avec Les Hommes

90,160.00.00

222,360.00

 

 

W.A

Mali

Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity In Close Collaboration With Local Communities To Protect The Gourma Elephants

110,950.00

S.A

Zambia

Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity To Combat Illegal Killing Of Elephants In Zambia

21,250.00

             

 7th AEFSC Meeting

 

Libreville, Gabon 22-23 June 2016

6th Round

=10 received

=4 approved

C.A

Central African Republic

 

Contribution to the Protection of Elephant Populations Victims of Political and Military Crisis In Central African Republic 

 

46,935.00

372,421.00

C.A

Gabon

Military Training for Gabon’s Park Rangers 

 

108,700.00

W.A

Ghana

Reducing HEC Through Improved Monitoring, Stakeholder Engagement and Law Enforcement 

 

156,786.00

S.A

Zambia

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

 

60,000.00

*last updated June 28, 2016.

 

Glossary

AEFSC- African Elephant Fund Steering Committee

E.A- East African

C.A- Central African

S.A- South African

W.A- West African