Patrol week by Chris March 2017

Making a guest apperance on the EHRA Blog this week is our very own Chris! Read what he has to say about the last patrol week: 'We set off on Monday and drove to a farm not too far from camp and saw fresh ele tracks walking down the road we were on. As we …

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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 Project 8th-19th August

The volunteers were building a wall at the White Lady monument, which is a famous tourist site, a rock painting deep in the Brandberg mountain. Elephants also like to visit the place often, so the wall was needed. They managed to finish the wall, great work! On Patrol week the team observed that Mama Afrika's herd is …

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