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Elephant Conservation in Southern Tanzania

in Tanzania

STEP is an elephant conservation program based in southern Tanzania working to protect elephants and enhance human-elephant coexistence.

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About this project

Tanzania has lost over half its elephants since 2009 due to poaching for the ivory trade. Our vision is to secure a peaceful future for elephants and allow them to recover in the places worst hit by the poaching crisis.

Southern Tanzania Elephant Program (STEP) is a Tanzanian non-profit organization founded in 2014. We work with wildlife authorities, rangers, and communities in the critical Ruaha-Rungwa and Udzungwa-Selous ecosystems.

Your contribution will enable us to:

  • Fly patrols with rangers to cover thousands of square kilometers of road-less wilderness, making these areas safer for elephants and the people working to protect them.

  • Train rangers in technology to enhance law enforcement on the ground and support them to carry out more patrols and operations.

  • Enhance long-term coexistence between people and elephants, by using beehives to protect farms and increase farmer's incomes through elephant-friendly honey.

  • Study the behaviour and ecology of elephants under pressure from poaching to inform protection efforts.

Thank you for helping us to fly more hours, cover more area, support more rangers and farmers, and protect more elephants.

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