The aim is to carry out the Space for Giants vision of securing a future for elephants and their landscapes forever, the collaring of elephants is crucial.
Elephants are highly vulnerable to continuing rapid changes in land use and land fragmentation leading to constant loss of elephant habitat. Data on elephant movement patterns is crucial in guiding regional policies that enhance elephant conservation and securing these habitats. Collaring elephants provides real time scientific data that helps our understanding of elephant ecology and our aim of protecting them long term.
The importance of collaring elephants:
Provide date on elephant movement patterns.
Global understanding of elephant ecology.
Identification of elephant corridors and home ranges for planning.
Provide information to guide policy making at regional, national and international levels.
Provide information to support the National Spatial Plan.
Support long term elephant monitoring and evaluation of interventions implemented.
How it Works
Deployment of two elephant collars in Northern Kenya. This includes the purchase of two elephant collars, the fees of a KWS vet, hiring of a helicopter and deployment of on the ground support staff.
2 Elephant Collars
Helicopter Hire (4 Hours)
Cost of Vet
Support Staff + Misc
Impact to Date
Space for Giants is currently working on a country wide electric fencing project to reduce human elephant conflict by 90%. The collars currently deployed are providing information on the performance of these fences. The fence have reduced crop raiding significantly but also show how elephants are exploiting weaknesses in fence alignments and designs.
Henry van der Does