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 Blog 13th-24th June

This happy group of volunteers continued the work of previous group on building the elephant protection wall at farm Otjongundu. On elephant patrol week they were privileged to see Voortekker with younger bulls and Mama Afrika's herd as well as other wildlife such as ostriches, black-backed jackals and different antelopes. As it comes to desert elephants interestingly, H2-herd is …

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Volunteer Project 30th May-10th June

  What a great journey once again! On Building week our volunteers worked very hard, and almost finished a wall in Otjongundu! The new group is already there continuing the work. On Patrol they were lucky to see many different elephants, and funny sightings like sleeping Bennie. Many elephants were still around EHRA's Base Camp. …

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