How Many Elephants
PROJECT: Elephant protection – Bush Babies Vehicle Purchase
LOCATION OF IMPACT: South Africa
PROJECT COST: £5,000
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.