I know, when a deer eats your garden, your knickers get in a twist. But picture this: your only source of food for the year ahead is destroyed overnight by elephants, buffalos or even a troop of baboons. Or a loved one, injured by a crocodile or an elephant. With that in mind, the population of the African savanna elephant across the continent has decreased by at least 60% over the past 50 years.
Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) is not an easy subject from any viewpoint – it can mean loss of life and livelihoods, it rouses fear or anger, and sometimes wildlife is killed in defense or retaliation. Zambezi Elephant Fund works to build Community Resilience, where interactions with wildlife shift away from conflict to more beneficial actions, so that animal populations thrive, as well as the people who live alongside them.
100% of net proceeds from the Saving the Elephants 10k Run/Walk will go directly to the Zambezi Elephant Fund (ZEF) to secure a long-lasting future for elephants through programs like Resilient Communities, Frontline Protection, Science and Research, Conservation Efficiencies, and Young Conservation Leaders.
This is the largest fundraising event for ZEF so please do donate whatever you can to help protect these magnificent, gentle animals--and peaceful co-existence for them.