‘Elephants for Africa’ is a charity that is committed to protecting the endangered African elephant through research and education.
Working towards human-wildlife coexistence, BOSS conducts research to conserve the African elephant through understanding the ecological and social requirements of male African elephants and put these into the context of human-wildlife conflict. Working in Botswana with local and international researchers to deliver scientific data to local decision-makers, the company also runs education programmes that focus on developing the conservation leaders of the future and empowering local communities.
We are losing African elephants at an alarming rate. Less than 500,000 remain in the wild and 70% of these utilise areas outside of protected areas.
Elephants are running out of time and space. Poachers are killing them for their ivory, and expanding human populations means that wild elephants are increasingly coming into conflict with human settlements and agricultural land.
BOSS aims to understand the daily needs of elephants and humans and seek local solutions for local problems. Elephants for Africa strives to protect, conserve and educate to ensure a future for wild populations of African elephant and move towards humans and wildlife coexisting.