Elephants for Africa aims to inspire people to be the conservation leaders of the future.

Our education program, a long-term collaboration between Elephants for Africa, Chicago Zoological Society and local stakeholders, seeks to improve the long-term survival of elephants and the quality of life of local communities by creating capacity-building opportunities for local youth leading to increased employment into the wildlife sector. In addition we aim to increase local communities’ ability to manage human-elephant conflict and realize the potential of elephants as a crucial natural resource.

Engaging children in their wildlife provides a sustainable approach to change Botswana youths’ attitudes about elephants and wildlife. Empowering local stakeholders with knowledge of mitigation techniques enables communities to work towards decreasing conflict and increasing crop production.