In 2014, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) committed to addressing three primary challenges to protecting African elephants in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia:
TNC, in partnership with park agencies and other NGOs, will address these challenges using several approaches. They will increase the size and safety of community-run and private protected areas, focusing on wildlife corridors that link protected areas in order to allow for safe elephant migration.
TNC will also increase security in these areas by providing local NGOs, community conservancies, and park agencies with funding and technical support. This includes cutting-edge technology to support community watch programs, and assistance in training and equipping wildlife rangers to better patrol millions of acres of elephant habitat. This protection effort is designed as a near term tactic to help improve management capacity and protection at this critical time when the price of ivory makes even the best protected elephants at risk. This commitment will also empower local communities by creating financial incentives for conservation for local people, such as support for wildlife scouts and efforts to strengthen local enterprises. TNC will also support community conservation alliances called "community wildlife conservancies" to improve resource tenure for local communities, increase their management capacity, and improve the benefit flow from sustainably managed resources.
|Location||Kenya, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Zambia|