Projects We Support

Net Impact


Implementing Maasai Mara Quick Response

One of Africa’s most iconic wilderness areas was beset by ivory poaching when the Mara Elephant Project was founded. To prevent the spread of poaching, Elephant Crisis Fund co-funded a new Quick Response Team to hold the line in this important protected area.

Securing Thuma Forest Reserve in Malawi

Through Elephant Crisis Fund, we support 20 anti-poaching scouts to secure the elephants in this rugged forest reserve. Thuma is one of the few regions in Malawi where elephants still roam free.

Supporting Air Patrols in Tsavo

Through the Elephant Crisis Fund we've funded aerial patrols and integrated ground operations over the vast Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya, home to numerous elephant herds. In just 18 months the project was able to find and destroy 81 poacher hideouts.

Tracking Elephants for Security in Kenya

Sophisticated tracking programs are sending real-time elephant locations to regional command and control centers. Our program with Elephant Crisis Fund aids ranger deployment in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Northern Rangelands and will soon extend to other regions.

Defending the Babile Elephant Population

This project protects the 200 remaining elephants in the Babile Elephant Sanctuary, which was once thought to be beyond rescue. The Elephant Crisis Fund rapidly mobilized to revitalize ranger forces in this critical region in Ethiopia.

Increasing Impacts of Patrols in Niassa

Patrols, aerial surveillance and intelligence gathering deter poaching and are key to saving one of Africa's most important elephant populations. Through Elephant Crisis Fund we support an advanced data collection platform to respond to threats in Mozambique.

Boosting Security in the Tutu Basin

Through the Elephant Crisis Fund, we are bolstering long-term investments for wildlife protection in this sensitive region of the DRC, supporting anti-poaching and intelligence gathering efforts to fight the spread of poachers in this key stronghold for forest elephants.

Protecting Boumba Bek National Park

The Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkebe transborder forest (TRIDOM) is home to the largest elephant population in the Congo Basin. When a funding shift by USAID resulted in a serious funding gap, the Elephant Crisis Fund stepped in to ensure protection for the region.

Protecting Dzangha Sangha National Park

Wildlife Conservation Network was instrumental in recapturing the World Heritage site of Dzangha Bai in the Central African Republic, following an invasion by rebels who began killing elephants. This region is home to the world’s best-known forest elephant population.

Protecting Snow Leopards in Central Asia

Expansion of a project led by The Christensen Fund in Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia and Russia) dedicated to working with a wide array of local community organizations to protect snow leopards from extinction.

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