ELEPHANT-HUMAN RELATIONS AID
Since 2003, Elephant-Human Relations Aid (EHRA) Namibia has helped to foster peaceful relationships between free-roaming desert elephants and humans in Namibia, Africa through its unique Elephant Wildlife Volunteer Project and Community Educational Programme, the PEACE (People and Elephants Amicably Co-Existing) Project.
EHRA’s mission is to find and implement practical solutions that help combat elephant-human conflict, and thereby secure a future for Namibia’s free-roaming desert elephants.
EXPLORE OUR WORK
Our hands-on Elephant Wildlife Volunteer Project directly supports local communities by protecting fragile water infrastructures from damage through the construction of walls; which allow the elephants to drink water, but prevent access to windmills, tanks or pumps. This project requires a two weeks’ commitment and volunteers experience real conservation in action.
TRACK, MONITOR AND ID
EHRA prides itself in playing a key role in collecting accurate data on elephants, their respective herds and movement patterns. Funding is done through our Elephant Wildlife Volunteer Project, where volunteers also learn to track elephants. This information is paramount to effective conservation management in Namibia to help combat elephant and human conflict.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Education is an important tool in securing the future of our free-roaming desert elephants in Namibia. Our PEACE Project, an initiative by EHRA, is a community-focused elephant education programme provided to schools, community game guards, lodge employees, government officials and safari guides to help people understand and live peacefully with elephants.
EHRA has several community upliftment programmes which are supported by our Family Wildlife Volunteer Project and School Partnerships. These provide help to conservancies, community members and school learners to empower them with knowledge and improved living infrastructure to keep themselves, families and livestock safe during elephant visits.
WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR
EHRA volunteers have built over 220 waterpoint protection walls with the help of over 3,500 volunteers.
EHRA monitors over 60 resident and visiting elephants across the Ugab and Huab river regions.
EHRA supports the A.Gariseb and Okongue Primary Schools through its community upliftment programmes.
Our PEACE Project, initiated by EHRA, has educated over 2,000 people on living with elephants peacefully.
EHRA is committed to conducting ongoing research and data collection on Namibia’s desert elephants.
MAKE A DONATION AND CHANGE LIVES
Elephant-Human Relations Aid (EHRA) is a Namibian registered not-for-profit organisation, active in the region for over 15 years to advocate for desert elephant conservation. The PEACE Project was established in 2009 to help reduce peoples’ fear and intolerance towards elephants by giving them practical safety tips and knowledge on how to live peacefully with elephants. There is an increasing demand to facilitate these educational workshops, but we rely on donations and grants to fund the majority of the operational costs.
Your support is greatly appreciated and will go directly to our PEACE Project, to benefit the free-roaming desert elephants and people living alongside them in Namibia.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Our award-winning wildlife Volunteer Project offers a rewarding opportunity to make a hands-on contribution to wildlife conservation and community upliftment in Namibia.