Elephants are the largest land mammals in the world. They need a large home range, shifting areas with changes in seasons and as food or water resources are exhausted.
Elephants roam freely over large swathes of land and are therefore coming into increased conflict with the economic interests of humans who clear forest areas for farmland, or engage in logging and mining in ways that degrade the environment. As roads and settlements encroach deeper into the forest, elephants are losing the vast expanses of land they need to survive. Driven from their traditional range, elephants are forced into areas where they are neither monitored nor protected.
Over 4,500 elephants recorded in the Mkomazi Game Reserve
11 individual elephants in Mkomazi,
due to massive poaching
Over 500 have been seen in Mkomazi
during the rainy season.