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"Nandipa" is one of the first successful elephants reintroduced back in to the wild in the Okavango Delta, within Botswana. She is fully free-ranging and has sired 4 wild calves, creating her own special herd. Often she visits some of her favorite fruiting trees at the EWB Conservation Ecology Research Station. Here she appears to be sharing with us a glimpse of the youngest new edition to the herd. #elephantswithoutborders #elephant #conservation #ecology #wildlifeconservation #research #okavangodelta

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At Elephants Without Borders we are trying to address conflict between humans and elephants in a holistic way. We are deeply committed to reducing conflict using green technology that is non-lethel, affordable and adaptable to the seasons. Our solar rope, solar strobe lights, infra-red trip alarms and organic deterrent mixture are proving to be very effective methods to repel elephants and help in protecting farmers’ fields and people’s property. These novel approaches are better than chilies or bees, which tend to be labour intensive, trials of which have failed in Botswana. We believe our newly developed solar technology is the future to help reduce such conflict and our trial projects in the Chobe Enclave are showing impressive success. We have created a mitigation demonstration area, utilizing some of these techniques in Kazangula at Mma Mllazie’s nursery, just off the main road. #elephants #elephantswithoutborders #humanelephantconflict #solutions #naturalsolutions #thisischobe

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EWB received a call from a lodge in the southeast area of Botswana, that a very small one-month old elephant calf was found wandering and intercepted by staff at the Lodge. The night before, gun shots were heard coming from a nearby local village along the Botswana/South African border and reported that this tiny calf had lost her maternal mother and family herd due to conflict near the villages. “Tuli” came to us via small Cessna plane in critical condition in a drastic dire state, having lost her mother at a very vulnerable newborn age. The situation was bleak and she remained in critical care with us for weeks… but, then one day, suddenly, she decided to live… #elephantswithoutborders #elephants #elephantsanctuary #lovenature #lovewildlife #tuli

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Elephants and wildlife are often in remote and difficult terrain and the best way to count them is from the air. Aerial surveys provide vital information on their status, seasonal distribution and abundance. These surveys improve our understanding of wildlife populations, which allows us to base our conservation action on solid scientific understanding and guide future research and monitoring, with an emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of management policies. Since 2001, EWB has conducted extensive aerial surveys to help determine elephant and wildlife numbers, population trends, habitat needs, seasonal distribution across the southern African landscape. In recent years, EWB’s Dr. Mike Chase conceptualized the Great Elephant Census, the first and only continental-wide survey, which revealed the concerning trends of the elephant populations across Africa. #elephants #elephantswithoutborders #greatelephantcensus #aerialsurvey #conservation #wildlifeconservation #africanelephant

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Environmental education is key to making a positive change to protect this beautiful world, we call home! EWB's tree planting program, teaches children and youth in Botswana, the importance of trees, clean air, recycling and yes, elephants important ecological role in the system. These are a few glimpses into this year's World Environment Day when students planted hundreds of indigenous seeds to foster a forest! #elephantswithoutborders #elephants #LoveOurPlanet #trees #worldenvironmentday #loveearth

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The EWB deploys a satellite monitoring collar. Tracking to study the spatial ecology of wildlife is an effective approach to develop novel solutions for maintaining and protecting wildlife populations and their environment. It is a tool that provides us with a baseline of information about their habitat needs, density and distribution, demography, ecology, behaviour and social organization.Political boundaries, rapidly expanding human settlements, veterinary fences, farming, poaching, and civil conflict have contributed to blocking migration and dispersal routes which are essential for wildlife to access natural resources. This project made the first attempt to record and map large-scale elephant movements across the international boundaries of five African countries, and continues to do so. #elephant #conservation #wildlife #wildlifeconservation

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Elephants Without Borders has been conducting long-term studies that monitors, cross-boundary, urban and agricultural wildlife corridors. This is vital information that provides a range of decision-makers and stakeholders, to incorporate into future land use management plans. Elephants and wildlife are showing us their paths needed to access resources and how they are adapting to people and development. Wildlife corridors can also be used as a tool to mitigate human-wildlife conflict. If the interface between humans and wildlife can be minimized, then conflict can be reduced. #elephant #elephants #coexistence #solutions #conservation

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Luckily, this young bull was sighted and called in time for Elephants Without Borders to respond quickly to remove a painful thick snare. It was cut deep to the bone, but we are happy to report he is healed and doing well, sighted often visiting the pan where we originally intercepted him. #elephants #elephantswithoutborders #elephant #conservation #wildliferescue

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Love among orphans... having lost both their mothers and family herds at critically fragile, young stages of their lives and coming from two very different places across the country of Botswana... Tuli and Molelo find comfort and love bonding to form their own unique family with each other and the people that care for their well being... until one day they roam free in the wild. https://elephantswithoutborders.org/elephant-orphanage/ #elephantorphanage #elephants #elephantlove #elephantswihtoutborders #love

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Caretaker morning meeting with Molelo & Tuli