Strengthening Elephant Conservation in Botswana

Timeframe:  2020 - 2021
Country/Region: Botswana
Partner: Elephants Without Borders (EWB)

With over 130’000 elephants living within its boundaries, Botswana is home of the world’s largest elephant population. Botswana’s elephants continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows. A recent aerial survey conducted by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) revealed a significant increase in illegally killed elephants. The study estimates about 400 bull elephants are being poached annually and urgent conservation actions continue to be needed.

Overall, the support of Fondation Segré aims to ramp up EWB’s efforts for the protection of elephants by providing essential research, surveillance, monitoring and intelligence to assist anti-poaching operations and strengthen elephant conservation in Botswana. In addition, our funding would help fix and maintain existing artificial waterholes and conduct a study which will determine if Botswana elephant hunting quota is sustainable after the lifting of the ban.