The Mali Elephants
Experts predict the Mali desert elephants will be extinct within three years due to intense poaching. Chengeta Wildlife is determined to prove those experts wrong. Rory Young, Chengeta's anti-poaching expert, has developed an anti-poaching training program based on the communities, terrain, threats and other conditions specific to Mali. In 2017 Chengeta trainers will continue working with the newly formed Malian brigade, giving them anti-poaching training along with guidance during live operations. The anti-poaching brigade is a combination of Malian army forces and park rangers and their purpose is to protect the desert elephants. We are confident we can, along with our partners in Mali, Wild Foundation, Mali Elephant Program and Action Against Poaching, help to protect the Mali elephants and restore rule of law in the area.
$150,000 will train the Malian elephant protectors in 2017
$111,913.10 of $150,000 target raised