ensuring a future for elephants through connectivity and coexistence across East and Southern Africa.
IFAW’s Room to Roam initiative is a visionary approach to conservation in Africa to ensure that elephant populations persist long into the future. More than 330,000 elephants roam the increasingly fragmented landscapes of East and Southern Africa, often beyond formal protection and exposed to human threats. Broken habitat forces elephants to take life-threatening risks as they must travel farther than ever for water and food. Meanwhile, climate change, poaching and other conflict relentlessly drive the numbers down. If rates of habitat loss, fragmentation, climate change and poaching continue, Africa’s elephants could become threatened with extinction