In 2009, a spike in ivory trade sparked a crisis in Africa. At least 200,000 elephants have been killed in the last 6 years for their tusks. Save the Elephants (STE) is combatting this crisis through a data-driven strategy to stop the poaching, stop the trafficking and end the demand for ivory.
An airborne presence from STE's research and conservation base in northern Kenya is essential for their work alongside the Elephant Crisis Fund, which aligns a coalition of conservation organizations, scientists, and governments across Africa.
STE is seeking funds to purchase a second aircraft to support their core operations in East Africa. Taking to the skies is a critical capability, enabling rapid response to poaching events, effective aerial patrolling, tracking and monitoring of elephant populations.