Save the Elephant’s priority is to promote connectivity between the vital parts of elephant range as much-needed development expands, and to find ways to mitigate conflict between elephants and people through education, collaboration and working with communities. In the last 30 years, more than 20,000 children in 27 schools have engaged with our educational activities in northern Kenya and we have awarded more than 359 student scholarships. Our Elephant Crisis Fund has disbursed more than $31m to hundreds of organisations in more than 40 countries, while 90 sites in 23 countries have adopted our beehive fences. We have also identified nine wildlife and livestock corridors in northern Kenya by STE tracking data. You can read more by clicking on the projects under each category on this page.
Africa’s human population is set to double by 2050, creating enormous pressures for elephants. As farmland spreads and infrastructure developments fragment habitat, elephants are being forced into increasing conflict with people. A key focus of STE’s work involves engaging with local communities and other stakeholders, such as government and conservation partners, towards sustainable ways of protecting elephant habitat such as migratory routes.
More than 200 students have had their lives transformed by our Elephant scholarships, with many now working in wildlife conservation, education, medicine, finance, and engineering. For communities in Samburu and Tsavo, our education programme is allowing young people to thrive in a rapidly changing and modernising world.
The Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF) is a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, established to invest in organizations which are working to secure a future for elephants in Africa.