Elephant

Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Distribution

Where do Elephants OCCUR in Namibia?

  Distribution of elephants in Namibia
 

Conflict

Where do Elephants cause CONFLICT in Namibia?

  Distribution of elephants in Namibia
  Areas of conflict between humans and elephants in Namibia

Support

Where is SUPPORT given to communities living with Elephants and other herbivores in Namibia?

  Distribution of elephants in Namibia
  Communities receiving support through the Wildlife Credits scheme

Status

What is the STATUS of Elephants in Namibia?

 Very rare  Rare  Uncommon  Common  Abundant

Population of elephants:   increasing   decreasing   stable

Living with Elephants: the human story

Amarula and Wildlife Credits are joining forces

Amarula is joining forces with Wildlife Credits, an innovative conservation initiative that rewards communities who are actively protecting and conserving wildlife and its habitat.

Elephants: a large problem

Laurencius likes elephants as much as the tourists do, but not in his garden where he grows apples and oranges, and even has a banana tree.

Sharing water with elephants

Elephants can drink 200 litres of water a day. To get it they will rip up pipes, break concrete dams, and destroy water pumps. Erenst’s farm has been overrun by thirsty elephants: he's interested in anything that protects farms whilst preserving wildlife.

The elephants are coming

Who would have thought that vuvuzelas could still come in handy? Daniel Kabala is happy he still has one to blast on. Not for football; but because it keeps the elephants away from the village maize fields. Elephants just hate vuvuzelas!

A little chilli with your maize cob?

Cosmos Kakwenga has many mouths to feed, and his maize harvest is crucial. To keep elephants away from his crops, he places chilli bombs around the field and lays glowing coals on each one. For hours they give off a pungent smell.

Almost half of Namibia under conservation

For visitors to Namibia, seeing large animals like elephants, giraffes and rhinos in their natural environment - often outside the national parks - is an experience not to be missed. For residents, living with wildlife is easier said than done.

The human cost of living with wildlife

Hippos often come to graze on freshly growing maize. One night Farmer Zatrick Mbanga was out checking his crop. He lit a fire to deter the hippos, but as he was walking home a hippo attacked him. He lost an arm and a foot.

Elephant sightings by participating lodges

All: Aug 2010 to Dec 2017

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2017

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2016

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2015

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2014

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2013

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2012

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2011

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2010

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Elephants were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.