The aim of the MMNF is to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of Africa's precious wildlife and in particular, her elephants.
MMNF supports specially chosen conservation projects, some of which are described below.
Elephant research often involves the collaring of elephants so that their movements may be monitored over a period of time. This data provides valuable information to scientists and conservationists in their efforts to protect these iconic African mammals.
MMNF is helping sponsor Elephants Alive (EA) in one of their activities, namely rescuing and translocating “problem” elephants.
While monitoring elephant movements is one important tool for conservationists, there are also times when elephants need to be rescued, or translocated for various reasons. As happens on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Elephants often break out of this boundary fence and move onto the adjoining farm-land, with the obvious consequences. This often happens in the dryer winter months when elephants are only trying to follow ancient migratory routes to their traditional winter pastures, now cut off by fences and development. If these elephants are not rescued and translocated back into the reserve, they are shot as problem animals.
Elephant translocation is a very costly exercise often involving helicopters, mobile cranes, flatbed trucks, veterinarians and ground staff…all critical for a successful relocation.
Please visit www.elephantsalive.org for more information on this wonderful organisation and wonderful team.
ELEPHANTS WITHOUT BORDERS
“Wildlife Rescue” initiative
The first project the MMNF helped sponsor in 2013 was in association with Elephants Without Borders (EWB), an NGO based in Kasane, Botswana. The MMNF helped sponsor 3 elephant collars from which valuable data was received over a 3 year period.
All wildlife is threatened by human activity, whether directly or indirectly. The MMNF is proud to support EWB in their “Wildlife Rescue” initiative. This involves rescuing animals injured due to human-induced issues. Please visit elephantswithoutborders.org for more information of this wonderful organisation and their dedicated conservation team.
HELP PROTECT OUR WONDERFUL WILDLIFE
Conservation and research is an expensive exercise that receives little, if any, government funding. We all want to protect our wonderful wildlife for ourselves and all future generations. Please donate generously. Every penny donated goes to a specific project.