Protecting Elephants: Law Enforcement and Conservation

Franklin Zoological Society-US commits to expanding conservation support in four African wilderness areas with globally significant elephant populations by boosting the anti-poaching, law enforcement, and community conservation.

Protecting Elephants: Law Enforcement and Conservation

In 2014, Franklin Zoological Society-US committed to expanding conservation support in four African wilderness areas with globally significant elephant populations: the Serengeti ecosystem and the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania; the North Luangwa ecosystem in Zambia; and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. Activities will be specific to the wilderness area and are in partnership with local and national authorities. Activities include new and upgraded infrastructure (operations hubs, command centers and other ranger facilities), increasing the number of rangers trained and deployed, implementing advanced ranger training, increasing areas patrolled, instituting a ranger-based monitoring system (SMART), providing computers for expanding intelligence networks, surveys of park boundaries, increasing aerial surveillance, and expanding the ranger vehicle fleets. Simultaneously, FZS-US and their agency partners will expand community conservation efforts that provide opportunities for local communities living in these areas. As an organization dedicated to protecting biodiversity and wilderness, with 90 percent of its resources going to support on the ground conservation in Africa, FZS-US has long engaged in efforts to protect elephants and their habitats. At the end of this two-year commitment, FZS-US expects to see measurable signs of improvement in security and a corresponding decrease in poaching in these key African landscapes.


  • Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS)

    Foundation, Association
    Germany | Staff size: 251-500

    Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an international conservation organization based in Frankfurt in Germany. Founded by Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, FZS is now committed to preserving wild lands...

  • Tanzania National Parks Authority

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism

    Tanzania | Staff size: Unknown

    Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism of United Republic of Tanzania, is the Ministry responsible for management of Natural, Cultural and Tourism resources. Tanzania has a great potential...

  • Zambia Wildlife Authority - ZAWA

    Staff size: 26-50

    The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is mandated under the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 12 of 1998 to manage and conserve Zambia’s wildlife, which covers 31 percent of the country’s land...

  • Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZIMPARKS)

    Zimbabwe | Staff size: Unknown

    The Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority operates under an Act of Parliament, the Parks and Wildlife Act of 1975.

    The Authority manages one of the largest estates in the...

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Key Information

LocationTanzania, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2016
  • Sectors