The Tsavo Conservation area in Kenya is home to the country’s unique elephant population as well as to indigenous communities such as the Maasai people, who have been co-existing with the elephants for millennia. However, due to the rise of poaching as one of the most lucrative international crimes, both animals and humans find themselves in a desperate, life-threatening situation. The TUI Care Foundation is now supporting an initiative that incorporates traditional knowledge from communities into a system of modern methods and technology to stop poaching before it happens. The initiative also provides modern equipment to local rangers and helps decrease human-elephant conflict incidents in the Tsavo Conservation Area.
A UNIQUE WILDLIFE SECURITY INITIATIVE
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw) is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together. We are experts and everyday people, working across seas, oceans, and in more than 40 countries around the world. We rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals, and we restore and protect their natural habitats. The problems we’re up against are urgent and complicated. To solve them, we match fresh thinking with bold action. We partner with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, we pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish. See how at ifaw.org.