Today marks the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, an incredible opportunity for people across the globe to come together and raise awareness about the plight of these creatures.
In response to the ongoing crisis in Tanzania, the government of Tanzania is co-sponsoring a new survey of the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem in collaboration with Tanzania National Parks, Wildlife Division, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Great Elephant Census, Elephants Without Borders and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Angola announced the first-ever aerial survey of Angola’s known elephant ranges to a cheering crowd.
The Government of Tanzania has courageously shared the sobering preliminary results of the Great Elephant Census in their country, and they have promised action. Leaders acknowledged the losses, and have pledged to reinforce their commitment to protecting elephant populations where they need it most.
Today, Tanzania has taken an admirable step in announcing the preliminary results from the aerial surveys in Tanzania that were conducted as part of the Great Elephant Census (GEC). This important data can inform conservation efforts in the protection of Tanzania’s elephant population by creating solutions for ecosystems that have experienced significant declines.