OUR "RAISON D'ETRE"
To preserve the life of Southern African elephants (and improve their cohabitation with humans). In the long term, the foundation's objective is to protect all endangered species in Africa.
Our goals for the future will be to be able to protect most of the endangered species in Africa. For the last couple of decades the elephant population has seriously decreased due to loss of habitat, human conflicts and poaching in most of East African countries. Luckily enough in Southern Africa the number are rising again, creating new issues, such as overcrowding.
Due to that, more human-elephant conflicts are erupting with more elephants roaming outside of the reserves and into farming land. Furthermore, the overcrowding is forcing reserve to cull when they can’t organize transfer from their reserve to another.
It is on those two major issues that the Albanu Foundation will work, as well as continuing the excellent work of anti-poaching done in Southern Africa.
Due to the reduction of protected land more and more corridors that elephants take to migrate are being closed.
Local population enter usually into conflict with wildlife as a result.
Elephants are being poached for their tusks.
Around 90% of African elephants have been wiped out in the past century - largely due to the ivory trade - leaving an estimated 415,000 wild elephants alive today.
Access to water
Climate change has had huge negative impacte on access to water.
More and more dry weather increase the death of elephants.