We launched our appeal in 2012 when the poaching crisis hit. Since then we have suffered great losses but we continue. Please help us by donating to our appeal. ALL money goes directly to practical on the ground anti-poaching work.

Latest News from Mareja

A group of up to 20 elephants in the area of Maipa made their way all the way to the Mareja waterhole and there were two large individuals in the group. A ray of hope.20/12/15
Occasional spoor of young elephants passing through Rio Maiguide10/03/16
It is now believed that all large males and even females have been killed with no lactating cows left. It is so hard to tell in dense forest conditions and without high-tech survelliance methods but the signs point this way.03/01/14
Major attack at least 3 elephants dead. Armed Rangers sent as back up from the Park but then ordered to withdraw.6/9/12
Jonny (13 years old) once again ran a fund-raising stall for Mareja at Sibford School Christmas fair and raised a fantastic ã82 from coffee sales (coffee kindly donated by Monsoon Estates Coffee, Statford u Avon)10/03/13
Thank you for a very generous donation of 1,500 pounds from the Corlett Family01/12/11
Between March - June (within 25 km radius) estimated 20 animals killed of Mareja01/3/12
Two dead animals found near the Park Ranger post at the mountain in April.25/04/12
Marc donates money to Mareja and its elephants in aid of his 50th birthday. THANK YOU SO MUCH from us all23/08/12
Large cow elephant was wounded by poachers and took shelter under large mango treee at Mareja overnight. It has escaped but injuries not known.21/09/11
St George's School, Cologne have joined the Appeal donating generously and engaging the children in campaign work. A huge thank you to all staff and children. We look forward to keeping you updated and involved.10/4/2012
Occasional spoor of young elehants passing through Rio Maiguide10/03/16
Marc donates 1,000 euros to Mareja and its community. His support in these difficult times is simply amazing. All money raised goes directly to Mareja with no overheads or admin fees21/10/13

Recent Supporters and Comments

Great to see the appeal up and running, and very humbled by the horrible situation in Mareja. Have added what I can to the pot, but will also spread the word and get you the support and awareness you are after! Good luck, JamesJames, London
Well done with all the urgent fundraising and conservation fire-fighting you've been doing this year. I've been following progress with interest and passing on all your email to friends. A really worthy cause and hope it all goes well. I'd love to visit Africa but sometimes I think it would all be a bit depressing! Still your project is showing that good work can be done.Colin, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Just watched the videos on the elephants page - fascinating. It really is a great cause and worthy of investment. Wishing you all the best in reaching your targets.JD, Cheltenham