Mallory’s Blog Feb 2017

Name: Mallory Butler Country: United States of America Project date: January 23 – February 4 2017 Why did you choose to volunteer for EHRA? I chose to volunteer with EHRA because it was rugged and not as “pampered “ as some of the other organisations I researched to volunteer at. I was looking for an …

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When Johannes first met the Ugab Elephants….

Up until around 1998 desert dwelling elephants only sporadically visited the Ugab river from the north, likely following ancient migrating routes. When we did find tracks it was mostly of a big bull in his prime, he got the name Voortrekker, meaning pioneer. The Matriarchal herds however, had still not followed.   Around 1998/99 I …

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Volunteer Project 22nd August-2nd of September

The team was building the elephant protection wall at Farm Okongwe, where elephants are frequent visitors and the wall is much needed. On Patrol week something very exciting happened, as the team came a cross a new, unseen herd at Huab, and interestingly some of the females don't have tusks! According to EHRA's Chris it seems they …

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Volunteer blog 8th-19th February

The volunteers from this group were once again a diverse pack, from Germany, United States, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Some of them are continuing with us, so you may hear their stories later as well. They started their journey on the building week, helping at a farm close to Kamanjab. This is a place where …

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Volunteer Blog 25th January-5th February

This group seemed to enjoy their time a lot working hard and patrolling the wildlife in Damaraland. They were very lucky to experience newborn Desert Elephants as well as some other animals. Please read more about their experiences below: Tuesday 26th January So my first day building today and I had no idea what I …

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