You can volunteer with elephants on one of our fantastic conservation projects in the 'emerald isle' of Sri Lanka, the stark deserts of Namibia, and the wilds of the Bornean rainforest to help preserve these enchanting giants.
Both the Asiatic and African elephants have become somewhat of a problem in these continents due to conflict with villagers. They tend to cause damage to crops and villages in their search for food and water as elephant habitat becomes more and more fragmented due to logging, human development and more. This results in human-elephant conflict, which can often be fatal for both elephants and people. When you volunteer with elephants, you will play a pivotal role in helping to reduce this sad trend.
The elephant volunteer programs we have on offer are designed to create a sustainable future for all, where elephant populations can thrive, and humans can share their habitat peacefully without their two worlds colliding. The only way to achieve this is with budding conservationists taking action and volunteering to help the elephants! These projects truly are life changing and will open your eyes to the plight of the elephant. You will walk away with a plethora of life-long memories, all whilst knowing you have made a true difference to the preservation of such a magnificent species. So, if you're looking for volunteer opportunities with elephants, then look no further!
The Great Projects' elephant volunteer programs present you with opportunities to witness these fascinating animals up close in their natural habitat, assess human-elephant conflicts alongside local communities and help them to develop sustainable livelihood strategies and so much more. Make friends for life and have the once in a lifetime opportunity of volunteering with elephants by securing your place on a project today!
The African elephant numbered 3-5 million at the turn of the last century and since then their numbers have dropped significantly. Throughout the 1980’s it was estimated that up to 100,000 elephants were killed each year. Asian elephant numbers are falling rapidly, currently showing no signs of recovery. As there are only 40,000-50,000 Asian elephants remaining in the wild, it will take a concerted effort to reverse this trend and ensure the numbers increase. Almost 30% of the remaining Asian elephants are held in captivity, and many are subject to abuse and neglect. Elephant volunteer programs are one of the best ways to help the giants of the animal kingdom, as even though humans have been the cause of many of the problems for elephants, we can also create the solution.We need to increase elephant conservation efforts, and you can be a part of this!
Elephants are facing threats from a number of different sources. The main threats are: