EHRA wins 'Best Volunteering Organisation'
It is official, EHRA is the BEST Volunteering Organisation in the World!!
On November 7th 2012 EHRA was awarded this prestigous award at the Virgin Holiday's Responsible Tourism Awards! EHRA is really proud of all the volunteers who have worked so hard over the past 9 years and our amazing staff teams who are passionate, enthusiastic, hard working and always have big smiles on their faces!
The award is a very big achivement for EHRA, for the recognition of Johannes' committment to conserving the desert elephants and providing a sustainable solution to elephant-human conflict and to everyone who has worked and volunteered on the project to provide real results on the ground!
To read more about the awards click here
Meet the EHRA Volunteers and join the teams in 2013 and 2014!
Thinking of volunteering with EHRA? Planning your travels for 2014 already? wondering who else volunteers? Join the hundred's of people who have volunteered in Namibia with EHRA and the elephants!
EHRA volunteers come from all corners of the world, and from all backgrounds! Construct protection walls around water points and join the EHRA trackers on week long elephant patrols.
Click here to meet them!
Make a real difference to the conservation of Namibia's desert elephants and have an experience you will never forget!
To watch a fabulous slideshow about being a volunteer click here
Read more about volunteering with EHRA and also read the latest field blog
10th Anniversary Celebration Trek Sept 2013
To celebrate EHRA's 10th Anniversary and to raise funds for our conflict prevention programmes, we are holding a fundraising trek through the team's favourite areas of the desert from the 7th - 13th September 2013.
Taking part in the trek will be members of the EHRA team (and the dogs!) who will guide you through the 141km route, and will take time to tell you about their knowledge and understanding of our elephants over the last 10 years.
The route starts near to the Brandberg and ends in the Skeleton Coast town of Swakopmund.
There is the option of taking part in an elephant patrol the week after the trek.
To read more about the trek and where the money goes click here
Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) is a Namibian registered not for gain organisation (registration number 21/2003/630).
We aim to reduce elephant-human conflict in the southern Kunene region of Namibia.
Namibia's desert-dwelling elephants are one of only 2 populations of elephants in Africa (the other one is in Mali) living in a desert environment.
Competiton with humans over scarce water resources causes conflict, which threatens the elephants existence.
Learn more about the desert elephants.
Read more about EHRA
The PEACE Project
EHRA has started a elephant training programme for community members, schools, community game guards and lodge staff.
Practical information is given to help people be safe during elephant visits, including how to protect yourself and your homestead, as well as information on elephants and their behaviour.
Conflict often occcurs and it is largely due to lack of knowledge about elephant habits.
For more information click here
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