Charity Project


How Many Elephants

How Many Elephants​

PROJECT: Elephant protection – Bush Babies Vehicle Purchase
Funds will support the work of the Black Mambas, Africa’s first all-female ranger team, based in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. Since their inception in 2013, elephant and rhino poaching has reduced by 76%. These women are working hard to protect wildlife and wild spaces, plus educate local communities on how to conserve and preserve their natural heritage.

Their educational programme, ‘The Bush Babies’, now has over 1300 local children enrolled. This vehicle will enable the rangers to travel to more rural schools, allowing more pupils to get involved in community vegetable gardens, tree planting, social sciences and sustainable environmental management.

The Black Mambas also run a ‘Bush Grannies’ programme. As the grandmothers commonly raise the children while the parents go out to work, many have never seen wildlife in their natural habitat. We are helping to change that. The rangers take the ‘grannies’ out into the bush so they can see first-hand how the animals live and learn about the value of protecting them for future generations. They then relay these stories to their grandchildren and help educate them on the importance of protecting local biodiversity.