FIELD PROJECTS

Izindlovu Fund supports a number of field projects that contribute to elephant conservation in South-Africa. These include an elephant orphanage, an anti-poaching unit and a unique herd elephants.

ELEPHANT CONSERVATION

HERD ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

With the growing numbers of orphans and displaced elephant calves in recent years, as a result of increasing numbers of poaching of elephant mothers as well as human elephant conflict, Adine Roode build the elephant orphanage HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation & Development) to care for and rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants in need, to give them a new family, and a second chance of life. 

ANTI-POACHING

THE BLACK MAMBAS

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is the first of its kind, being that the majority of the team consists of women. They operate in the Greater Kruger National Park as anti-poaching is a major need in that area. The Black Mamba APU search and destroy poacher’s camps, wire-snares and bush-meat kitchens on a regular basis.

 
RHINO CONSERVATION

HESC RHINO REHABILITATION

Rhino poaching has been driven by the demand for rhino horn in Asian countries. Rhino calves, just like elephant calves, are extremely fragile and involves round-the-clock monitoring. Getting them onto milk bottles to see them through the initial stages of their young lives is complex. 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

WILDLIFE AWARENESS PROGRAMS

Elephant conservation also involves human environment education as we both – human and wildlife – share the same land and nature. Moreover, as more and more wildlife and elephant habitats are used for human development, educating the future generation about environmental conservation will become a challenge.