The Space For Elephants Foundation facilitates more space for elephants through a nation-wide network of corridors, and strives to provide a sound economic base for the people living adjacent to the corridors.
The Thanda Foundation Trust, on behalf of Thanda Private Game Reserve, initially became involved in the Space for Elephants Foundation to monitor the behaviour of a particular elephant bull. However, the research morphed into a unique network of academics and specialists, sharing their expertise on Thanda’s elephant population.
The Thanda Foundation / Space for Elephants Research Centre, based at Thanda, now incorporates the skills of a panel of scientists and advisers who are committed to bolstering eco-tourism opportunities for local communities through training, conservation and research, and to leading the way in wildlife management practices.
The Space for Elephants Foundation, through a partnership with Conservation International, sponsors a resident ecologist on Thanda.