Our New Selous Partners!

This is the most recent addition to our family of Nomad Trust partners, and we’re excited to be linking up with the Selous Elephant Research Program run by Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) in the Selous. Since this project started at the end of 2017, seven elephants have been collared to help track the movements of their herds and gather accurate data on the elephant populations in the Selous Game Reserve, which have suffered in recent years as a result of poaching for ivory. The TAWIRI team also work on gathering data on herd family structures, herd movements, and overall health and population growth of the elephants around our camps, and in the wider Selous area. The overarching goal is to assess the current population and help develop conservation strategies, alongside park authorities and local communities, that will see the return of growing elephant populations in this epic wilderness.

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