Fuel sponsored for field research (9 000N$)
Desert Elephant Conservation promotes the long-term conservation of Namibia’s desert elephant population through research, monitoring, and the sharing of knowledge.
Field mission in November and December 2013:
- 5 weeks mission dedicated to keep on surveying the Uniab, Hoanib and Hoarusib elephants population.
- This survey started in 2005 with the mission of doing a complete inventory with photographic ids, a project started by Keith Leggett in the Uniab in 1999 and maintained by Rob Ramey.
- 41 elephants in the Uniab
- 6 in the Hoarusib (2 breeding females, 3 young, 1 bull)
- 21 in the Hoanib (15 females with young, 6 males)
“As initiated by TOSCO, we need to build a bridge between different stakeholders in the area, scientists, tourism professionals and local communities to help each other. We want free flow information, an open book with public access.” Dr Rob Ramey
Full interview available here.