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African Elephant Conservation

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of the Interior , U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service
CFDA #: 15.620

Program accomplishments...

During 2003, the Service awarded approximately 24 Assistance Awards (grants)for projects in 13 countries. Highlights include: satellite tracking of forest elephant migrations in Congo, non-invasive genotyping of elephants and genetics-based ivory tracking; a meritorious service awards program for game wardens in Africa; relocation of elephant herds to more favorable habitats in Zimbabwe; community-based wildlife conservation programs in Zimbabwe and Zambia; training in elephant conservation and management for wildlife biologists in Ghana and Ivory Coast; the provision of anti-poaching equipment to six African nations; development and testing of deterrents to reduce human/elephant conflicts; and, immunocontraception as an alternative to elephant culling in South Africa.