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Donate to help conserve the desert elephants
Or to sponsor mattresses for our Partner School kids 

In July we started our mattress campaign to help our partner school, A.Gariseb Primary. Many of the children were sleeping directly ontop of the wire of the bed! Mattresses don't have a long life at the school, as many of the kids are small and are still wetting the bed, so we wanted to buy PVC protected mattresses.

There are 240 children sleeping at the school. We managed to get half the amount of needed mattresses, and have realised, since working with Okongue Primary School, that they are also in need of mattresses.  This cost amounts to over Rand 70,000 (or 5300US/4600EUR).

If you can please help us with a donation towards this large cost, it will go a long way, and bring many a smile and rested night!


If you are local to Swakopmund we would love to provide blankets too! You can drop any at the EHRA office, behind the Snake Park!

BIG BIG THANK YOU! To donate please follow the options below on this page.

EHRA Partner School kids dorm needing mattresses and blankets   A. Gariseb School Child - EHRA Partner School


EHRA's PEACE Project - Fundraising needs

Alongside our water point protection programme, the main focus of EHRA's work to protect the desert elephants and help local people live in safety is education.  Our PEACE Project has become increasingly important and demand for workshops is increasing.  The photo below of a burnt calf was taken on 16th April 2013.  This shocking sight was caused by human actions and misunderstandings of elephant behaviour.  We work to empower local communities with the knowledge that they need about elephants to be able to live safely and without fear of the resident herds.

burnt calf


Funds raised are used to help run the PEACE Project.  Over the past few years we have been raising money and thanks to previous treks and generous donations we have been able to purchase anew Land Cruiser for the elephant patrols and met other essential needs. The patrols are incredibly important to EHRA's work, to be in the field every other week to monitor the elephants and check for their well being.  This is one of the most important functions of the organisation.

We also run our annual sponsored trek each September.  If you are interested in joining the trek please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here to read the latest itinerary and see photos of past treks.

Our aim is to be in the field, holding educational seminars on a bi-monthly basis. If you would like to donate, please follow the instructions below and make your donation today!

Our mission of lessening the human/elephant conflict and of protecting water points from the damage done by thirsty desert-adapted elephants can only be continued with your help. Thank you for assisting us in this effort with your contribution!





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Cheque payable to:
P.O. Box 272
Wainscott, New York 11975


FOR USA/AMERICAS DONORS: In Compliance with IRS Substantiation and Disclosure provisions for 501© (3) tax-exempt charitable organizations, we affirm that your gift is tax deductible. No goods or services were provided to you in connection with this gift. Also check with your company to see if they have a gift matching program so you can double up on your donation!

Make a Direct International Transfer:
You can make a deposit straight into the EHRA bank account in Namibia using these details:
Account name: EHRA
Bank: Nedbank Namibia, Sam Nujoma Drive, Swakopmund, Namibia tel: +264 64 414311
Sort code: 461052
Account: 11000105416
International transfer code: nedsnanx
Reference: School Mattress Fund or PEACE Project and your name!


Elephant Damage to House Namibia Elephant damage to Local woman's house seen here with EHRA's Mattias and Hendrick