Partners and Sponsors


Oak Foundation’s Environment Programme is committed to protect rhinoceros and elephant populations from illegal wildlife trade by making sure conditions exist for these species’ survival in the wild.  Oak Foundation have funded Elephants Alive since 2016 by firstly providing valuable funding for us to market the work we do. Thereafter a successful grant for our core costs has helped us employ much needed additional staff and will also contribute towards establishing a Research Base as a Center of Excellence at our main study site.

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has supported Elephants Alive since 2009 through their African Elephant Conservation Fund.  They kindly started out supporting our tracking and ID study in the northern regions of the Kruger National Park but thereafter supported part of our core funding needs for our entire Transboundary Elephant Research Programme within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. We are very grateful and proud to have received such wonderful support over a 10 year period from such a credible conservation organisation.

ste-logo_final-01-e1448808541408Elephants Alive (formerly known as Save the Elephants South Africa) has its founding roots in Save the Elephants (STE). We share all our tracking data with STE and are grateful for the database management and scientific expertise when analysing tracking data sets. The Elephant Crisis Fund is supporting the work we are currently doing in Parque Nacional de Limpopo. Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton serves on both our Management and Scientific Advisory Committees.

pams_logo_blackPAMS Foundation, based in Tanzania, and Elephants Alive have formed an alliance to design and implement meaningful and viable protective and preventative technologies in a designated focus-area within The Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA). The project is known as the “Greater Kruger Elephant Protection Project” (GKEPP), this alliance is in agreement that the GPS collaring of specific (carefully chosen) elephants within the focus-area will play a vital role in establishing meaningful protective measures, particularly within critical areas of Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park (LNP).

To battle the surge in ivory poaching, the Elephant Crisis Fund is identifying and supporting the most effective projects and partners in Africa, and in ivory consuming nations, to end the ivory crisis. The Elephant Crisis Fund is funding Elephants Alive’s work in Parque Navional de Limpopo in Mozambique, funding on the ground research into the poaching situation and the operating expenses of recent collaring operations.

facebook_profileBlack Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit  Elephants Alive has a long standing relationship with Transfrontier Africa and Black Mambas, working with them since 2006, and have assisted with the costs of training of new recruits, community education campaigns and online marketing. EA is currently working with the Black Mambas on the Pathfinders project that involves herding adventurous elephants who have broken out from the fence line back to safety in the reserve. Elephants Alive is contributing to the skills development of the Black Mambas and have employed two ladies to conduct our Bees and Trees research project.

The Mike McMillan Nature Fund has been established in loving memory of our Son and Brother, who passed away tragically on the 13th of July 2013.  Passionate about Africa’s wildlife and a committed conservationist, Mike was doing research for his Masters Degree in Conservation Ecology at Phinda Private Game Reserve in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. In honour of Mike and the ongoing need to raise awareness for the conservation of Africa’s precious wildlife, and in particular her elephants, the MMNF supports specially chosen conservation projects.

Sponsorship: Organisations
Ferocious Love Apparel
Kiss Me Organics

Louis Stewart Foundation 
Maria Nila

Meerendal Wine Estate – BIGFEET Elephant Foundation
PAMS Foundation
Perfect World
Southern African Conservation Trust
Transfrontier Africa

Individual donors:
Brian & Claire Makare
Mark & Jacqui Atkinson
Michele Thomson
Peter Smelting
Reimund Kuehn
Rudolph Mohs