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Wildlife Corridors

Since 2006, Save the Elephants has been able to deploy a GSM collar on a well-known bull called Mountain Bull. Before he was poached in 2014, he had been monitored for 8 years and we had watched him “streak” over 40 times, crossing between Borana Ranch and the Imenti Forest on Mount Kenya at great speed. Mountain Bull’s data has been critical to understanding how elephants migrate on and of Mt. Kenya and how important the ranches and reserves to the north are to these elephant migration routes. The connectivity between the two has been under threat due to increased road development and expanding farms.

Guided by his and other collaring data, a 28-kilometer Corridor in Mt. Kenya was charted and built. A first for Kenya was the inclusion of an underpass, our first ecological corridor, beneath the major A2 Nanyuki Highway. This underpass provides vital connectivity between Mt. Kenya, a World Heritage Site, and Borana, Kisima, Ngare Dare and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to the north.

As if to usher in 2011, Tony the bull graced the corridor a day after the underpass was opened.

Since then, dozens of elephants have successfully crossed safely under the major road without putting themselves or motorists in danger, and without damaging crops or scaring residents in a nearby village.

As Kenya surges forward into an age of development, announced by Kenya’s exciting Vision 2030 plan, we know roads, bridges, pipelines, resort cities and railways are going to emerge in areas that were previously thought of as “wild lands”. As we welcome new development and the sweeping economic benefits it will bring to the long marginalised people of the region, we are also careful to preserve the economic and cultural benefits these lands already possess with their abundance of wildlife and biodiversity which could be lost if not carefully planned for. The mapping of corridors through our collared elephants is a tangible and extremely useful tool in times like these, ensuring the future for elephants and the people who live with them.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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