ERP visits Waterberg Welfare Society

ERP visits Waterberg Welfare Society

On Wednesday 24th, some members from ERP in South Africa had a site visit to the Waterberg Welfare Society, right in the heart of the Waterberg in Limpopo. This visit was to gain an overview of the current site and activities for the existing project and future potential initiatives through ERP. Joining on the trip were our colleagues from iLab and Got Game who are ERP partners providing customized building options and who we work with on setting up our HUBS. Our South African ERP ambassador, Clement Maosa also came through and he had a radio interview with Waterburg Waves, which is an ERP funded project. He also gave a motivational talk to the youth at the centre. Clement is an actor and celebrity in South Africa, who is using his status to positively influence youth throughout the country. We are delighted to have him   as one of our star ERP ambassadors in South Africa.

ERP engages local community next to game reserve

ERP engages local community next to game reserve

Over the next few months, ERP will be spending time in Kekana Gardens, adjacent to Dinokeng Game Reserve were are planning on poverty alleviation interventions to benefit the local communities. This is in line with the ERP strategy, where the conservation of elephants and rhinos is implemented together with poverty alleviation strategies that target communities next to these conservation areas. In this instance, our community intervention has been brought about by our involvement within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, thereby creating a direct nexus to conservation of elephants and rhinos. There is a great deal of impact we can bring to this community, from educational interventions in the local schools to the beeline fencing, waste management right through to making a difference in the lives of orphans within the community. Already, we have trained 10 unemployed youth in the beeline fencing intervention. We will be adding more updates in the days to come.

ERP, SAVING THE SURVIVORS TRAVELS TO BORNEO TO SAVE ENDANGERED SUMATRAN RHINO

Wildlife officials and rhino conservationists breathed a big sigh of relief after successful surgery on Puntung, one of only two female Sumatran rhinos still alive in Malaysia.  Puntung had been suffering since mid March from a tooth abscess that would not heal despite treatment.  She started losing weight and her appetite waned with every week. The the full story online 

 

SAMSUNG CSC

SAMSUNG CSC

SAMSUNG CSC

ERP ‘WALKS’ HERD OF ELEPHANTS BACK TO RESERVE

On the 17th April 2017, the ERP 911 Elephant Team were woken up at 04:15 AM by telephone calls, informing us of unimaginable news. 8 of the Dinokeng Game Reserve’s elephants had breached the reserve’s boundaries and were over 16 km’s away from the reserve, heading towards the densely populated towns of Cullinan and Refilwe. The key concern was the wellbeing of the elephants and the lives of unsuspecting people which may have encountered them.

We were however able to locate the elephants immediately utilising the GPS collar which ERP had recently fitted onto the older bull, infamously named ‘Charles’, who was leading the breeding herd of 7 cows and calves on the dangerous spree.

Read what happen to these 8 Elephants 

News Flash- ERP Conducts Elephant Collaring at Dinokeng Game Reserve

News Flash- ERP Conducts Elephant Collaring at Dinokeng Game Reserve

On Saturday the 8th of April, ERP conducted an elephant collaring exercise at Dinokeng Game Reserve as part of our deep impact experience. Such exercises give stakeholders and investors a first hand experience into the processes involved when collaring elephants, enabling them to also participate hands on

Collaring enables us to track and monitor elephant movements, giving us more information on how they behave and inevitably, helping us fight against illegal activities that threaten the existence and survival of our most iconic elephant species