And they did it! Thanks to our heroic fundraising trekkers. Join us in 2014!
From the 7th -13th September a brave troop of EHRA supporters trekked 121km through the desert to raise money for our conservation work and to celebrate EHRA's 10th Anniversary!
Walking through temperatures of over 35c, with blisters and heavy back packs the group triumphed, making it to the top of Doros Crater and to the finish line just past Save the Rhino's Camp on the Ugab River.
The group raised over N$160,000 which will be used to help purchase a new landcruiser to see EHRA through the next 10 years of elephant patrols.
The trek will happen again from the 6th - 12th September 2014, if you are interested to join the team click here to read the itinerary or email
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
Family Volunteering: a veggie garden, mopani bees and of course elephants!
In August 2013 three Mum's, three Dad's and six kids joined EHRA on our first ever family volunteering project.
The families constructed a vegetable garden from a piece of waste land at a local farm. This garden is to be an experiment in elephant prevention techniques using chilli in various guises especially mixed in oil and painted on the fence poles!
During the second week the fearless families joined Hendrick and Mattias on elephant patrol and slept wild under the stars!
Read this excellent blog by Billy, who was one of the children taking part and see photos here.
The family project was such a success that we will be running it again 4th-14th August 2014, email
for more info.
Schools Partnership Programme
For the 9th year King Alfred's School from London joined EHRA at our partner school A.Gariseb Primary.
18 students from King Alfred's joined the project in 2013, having committed to raising money for a rennovation project at the school. This year the team renovated the veggie garden (which also had protection walls built by EHRA volunteers) and built an eco-toilet and sink at the kindergarten.
During the following week the team were taught how to navigate and track by the EHRA team and on the last day had to complete a 25 km walk solo!
To read more about the School African Partnership click here
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
We are online every day, so if you have any questions please just drop us a line!
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Namibia's desert-dwelling elephants are one of only 2 populations of elephants in Africa (the other one is living in Mali) living in a desert environment.
Competition with humans over scare water resources causes conflict, which threatens the elephants existence.
Learn more about the desert elephants.
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