African Savanna Elephant in the wild
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Project

Restoring an Elephant Fence in Zambia

Duration
2020 - 2021
Location
Zambia
Species protected
African Savana Elephant Loxodonta africana

Project objectives

This project aims to restore an electric barrier fence in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park to its original condition. In doing so, threatened elephants will not be able to enter residential areas and instigate human-wildlife conflict. The fence will also protect elephants from poachers, as critical areas will be harder to access.

This project is implemented by Elephant Connection.

Threaths

Human-wildlife conflict

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.