Tanzania is home to around one quarter of Africa’s elephants, but with c. 10,000 elephants being killed each year for their ivory, poaching remains a serious threat to their survival and some predictions state that elephants could become extinct as soon as 2020.
Over the coming year, ERM employees will be working on an ambitions Foundation flagship project with the PAMS Foundation. This project seeks to address the issue of elephant poaching in the Ruvuma corridor - an unprotected area that runs between Mozambique and Tanzania and is used by free-roaming elephants in the region. PAMS has been working with local scouts to monitor population levels and has seen evidence of large scale poaching. They urgently need our help to resolve this human-elephant conflict and identify alternative livelihoods for the poachers.