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Landuse Planning

Somewhere beyond the sea, a train has knocked down another elephant. It seems remote, and we can wrongly presume that this will only ever be a problem of mega-populations like India, but as development waves ripple across Kenya, we must plan for elephants and the areas that house our rich wildlife on a landscape level.

Services, amenities and infrastructure are coming to communities for the first time. This also means that settlements are springing up in unlikely areas, and burgeoning populations are grappling with human elephant conflict like never before. With our long standing dataset, we are able to map through our Human Footprint Project how development is progressing, and importantly, by overlaying our maps over time with elephant movement data, we are able to advise local government, policy makers and community members where and where not to settle.

Of course, in some areas, we are almost too late. Settlements, farms and roads have encroached and obliterated elephant migration routes of old, cutting off wildlife from the rest of their gene pool, and putting both man and beast in jeopardy if they dare cross. At this point, STE’s tracking data is extremely handy for the advice and building of ecological corridors that cut across roads and rails, connecting what was once broken.

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The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

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The fate of elephants is in the balance. The record price of ivory has attracted organised crime, rebel militias and even terrorist groups, fuelling a surge of poaching across the continent. Without the outstanding support and generosity of our donors, STE would not be able to continue securing a future for the elephants. We urgently need your support, while there is still time. You can be of vital assistance by donating to either our core funds or to any of our projects.

How You Can Help

Over the last years our world-leading conservation efforts have been possible thanks to the dedication and generosity of loyal supporters. To join them you can donate in a number of ways:

Elephants are fast disappearing from the wild. Without urgent, international action they could be gone within a generation. The Elephant Crisis Fund provides rapid, catalytic support for the most effective projects designed to stop the killing, thwart traffickers and end the demand for ivory. 100% of all donations reach the field.

Save the Elephants is funded almost entirely by private donations. It is only through the generous support of donors that we are able to continue our important elephant conservation work. We rely entirely on funds, grants and donations from around the world, so thank you for helping us to secure a future for these fascinating creatures.

Our unique brand of conservation education encourages students to become ambassadors of their rich environment. We also give opportunities to friends around the world to help educate young minds and improve the infrastructure of their schools. Sponsor a child & help build a future for wildlife.