De Beers Partners With Peace Parks Foundation To Relocate Elephants


With the support of De Beers, the Peace Parks Foundation will carefully transport and relocate the elephants, making sure that their  social groups are not broken up, as elephants are very socially oriented and tend to stay in groups. Peace Parks will also monitor the elephants, their well-being and adjustment to ensure that they flourish in their new surroundings. De Beers is also donating $500,000 to Peace Parks Foundation over the coming years to be used toward anti-poaching efforts that including adding park rangers and patrolling access roads.

Peace Parks Foundation says they will not break up the elephants' social groups in the relocation. (Photo: R. Naas)

Peace Parks Foundation says they will not break up the elephants’ social groups in the relocation. (Photo: R. Naas)

“There is no greater symbol of Africa than the majestic elephant. For us to be able to help secure their future in Mozambique, while also ensuring other species at our Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve can flourish, is something every employee is proud of,” says Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers.

 


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