Poaching is one of the biggest problems faced by elephant populations today, with thousands of elephants killed each year for their tusks. Efforts to combat poaching include increased law enforcement, education and awareness programs, and partnerships with local communities to reduce the demand for ivory and provide alternative livelihoods. We work to protect elephant habitats and promote coexistence between elephants and humans to reduce human-elephant conflict. Elephants are a keystone species, meaning they play a critical role in their ecosystem, and their survival is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems. By protecting elephants, we can help preserve the biodiversity and balance of our planet’s ecosystems.
In 2009, Wild at Life e.V. partnered with Wildlife Action Group Malawi with an aim to keep the wild elephant population of Thuma Forest Reserve, Malawi, safe.