Poaching has created a tragedy for elephant populations, now dwindling in many elephant range states. That is why IFAW works to protect elephants where they live.
We focus our anti-poaching efforts in Central and Western Africa, such as Salong National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Odzala Kokoua National Park in Congo, where poaching is severe and governments have requested support. Our anti-poaching experts undertake needs assessments and provide the appropriate training and technical assistance where it’s needed most.
We have provided support for wildlife rangers and anti-poaching patrols in Kenya’s Meru, Tsavo, and Amboseli National Parks and the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, Malawi’s Liwonde National Park, and Manas National Park in Assam, India.