SAVE THE 27 CAMPAIGN
.Elephants, Rhinos & People (ERP.ngo) recently received reports of two elephant bulls in Mozambique that are in an unprotected area that are populated by rural farmers and villages. This is a potentially explosive situation, as elephants and humans clash leading to tragedies on both sides. Just two months ago, two other elephants in Mozambique attacked and killed a woman and both elephants were shot (article). When ERP went to investigate we found not two, but seventeen elephants in this area with reports of ten more in the vicinity. As winter time approaches, these elephants are more likely to wander into areas with crops, endangering the lives of elephants and people. The family of elephants we found also has babies and a tusker, putting them at especially high risk.
'We Code' Programming Training
ERP is working to protect elephants and rhinos in the Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) as part of its conservation efforts. In keeping with the ERP strategy to protect the welfare of elephants and rhinos through the alleviation of poverty, we are implementing an educational intervention called “We Code” Programming Training in the informal settlement of Kekana Gardens which is adjacent to the Dinokeng Reserve. Kekana Gardens, is located in Ward 73 which has a population of around 50,000, and is located in the City of Tshwane (formally Pretoria).
Human/Elephant Conflict resolution
Sponsor towards this ERP initiative
In keeping with ERP's mission to conserve Elephants and Rhinos, in the wild, through the alleviation of Poverty, we present the following opportunity for you to join us in this mission. Beehive fencing not only prevents Elephants from invading farmlands and private property but at the same time provides local communities with a sound economic opportunity through the production of honey.
FOOD IS LIFE PROJECT
Ndumo is found in South Africa, it is located under Ingwavuma Magisterial District serviced by Jozini Local Municipality. Ndumo is one of the areas highly affected by HIV-AIDS. This epidemic has resulted in many parental deaths, and is leaving thousands of children in the area as orphans with no or very little food.With your help, we hope to address the problem of malnutrition amongst Aids orphans through the distribution of care packages. Our campaign aims to raise enough to feed the almost 2,000 orphans at Ndumo for twelve months.
Imagine a life in which you have to walk one-half marathon to get to and from school each day. In addition to the vast distance, you cross rugged terrain, endure extreme weather conditions and face possible physical injury on a daily basis. Then, after arriving home exhausted and before you can study, you are responsible for fetching water, collecting firewood, caring for siblings, and feeding livestock.
The All walks of life project
Shoes have a basic functional purpose with many benefits, it gives support and stability to our feet. Shoes also allow us to travel farther, be more expressive, improve our performance and can also help with our overall health.
ERP Air force
With the alarming level of threat facing elephants and rhinos, traditional methods of supporting conservation are no longer adequate to protect the critical wild populations of these species. Conservation methods have not changed much in 50 years and putting more people on the ground is simply not enough if we are to truly save these great animals, a game changing force multiplier is required.
ERP Rhino Programme
Due to the significant rise in poaching incidents, the number of rhino victims are rapidly increasing. With the ERP rhino programme, we are able to lead and fund rhino rescue, research and protection initiatives that may result in a higher chance of survival for this species.
911 Elephant, a specific programme within the ERP portfolio, is rapidly becoming a leader in the field of elephant rescue operations in Southern Africa. We are able to lead and fund elephant rescue initiatives that may result in relocation, or simply by way of working with landowners to establish a sustainable, non-lethal alternative to controlling elephant numbers in overpopulated areas, and so as to avoid splitting up elephant family units.