Why get involved?

We can all help the Wildlife of the Serengeti. There are many Charities and Agencies working towards this common goal.

However, we think we have a different approach. Rather than policing the borders with the animals and dealing with the aftermath of the animals being killed for Ivory, we have focused on prevention.

As a small charity, we can move quickly and effectively. We can create projects to prevent the need to poach and reduce the animal deaths.

If we have more funds to operate, we can prevent more animals being killed for their ivory. It’s that simple really.

African wildlife is still being killed for their ivory, despite CITES setting up a ban on all international trade.

It is estimated that there was over 5 million elephants in Africa, 100 years ago.By 2006, it is understood that there approximately 470,000 remaining!

Here are some staggering facts and figures that show how just the ivory trade has had a devastating effect on the decline of the African Elephant.

International Ban on Ivory: 1989

1979 – 1989: 50% of the elephant population was killed for their ivory.

1989: CITES set an International ban on the trade of Ivory and the population of African Elephants slightly increased over a few years.

2002 – 2012: (Maisels et Al) showed a huge 62% reduction in population.

Ivory Poachers move areas

2009 saw a huge spike in poaching in the Samburu reserve (Save the Elephant). This was due to the huge decline in numbers within the forested areas of Central Africa. The poachers simply moved to an area where there were greater numbers of animals.

2007 – 2014: Born Free estimate that there was a 30% decline in the elephant population in African Savannah areas.

Over 100,000 killed in 2 years

2002 – 2011: Born Free estimate that there was a 30% decline in the elephant population in African Forest areas.

2010 – 2012: In just two years, approximately 100,000 were killed (Save The Elephant).

The Serengeti Wildlife need our help.

Apart from a slight rise in numbers after CITES declared that the trade in ivory was illegal in all countries, the rest of the figures are unpleasant.

How can you help?
In our own way, we have a direct connection in decreasing the killing of African elephants and Rhino.
Chagga Mzungu takes a direct approach to resolving this problem. We approach the local villagers and discuss their needs. We then offer a humanitarian way to accommodate those needs while ensuring that the welfare of the local wildlife is assisted.
Our NGO Registered Charity provides direct assistance to the human population in a positive manner.
As a consequence of our help, the African wildlife has benefitted.

Please help us by making a small donation.