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End Wildlife Conflict

Urgent Appeal

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Animals are dying because of human-wildlife conflict – we need your help to end this.

Conflict between the eight billion humans on our planet and its wildlife is growing at a devastating pace. Wild animals are being injured and tormented every day, and all too often it ends in tragedy on both sides. As humans and wildlife are forced closer together by human development and lack of resource, human-wildlife conflict is occurring more and more frequently, with often deadly consequences.

Elephants need your help

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An elephant with a wire snare caught around its leg

Take Kenya, for example, where a brutal ongoing drought is threatening humans and wild animals alike. The competition for water resources is fierce and is resulting in increased conflict between communities and endangered elephants.

Elephants are moving towards settlements and farms, where they can eat and destroy an entire crop in minutes; wiping out a poor farmer’s only source of food and income and leading to deadly retaliations.

In Amboseli, southern Kenya, the number of elephants being speared by angry villagers has risen sharply. In Meru National Park, indiscriminate wire snares cause unbearable wounds, leading to slow, agonising deaths for any animal they catch – even elephants, giraffes, and lions. Without action, the problem is only going to get worse.

Your gift today could save lives – please donate today to End Wildlife Conflict

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Tigers under threat

A tiger lying dead on the ground

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In India, the tiger’s natural home is being cut down for wood, farms, roads and railways, and fewer forests mean less prey. Desperate tigers, struggle to find food, people venture into forests to graze livestock or gather wood. This can lead to conflict and the consequences can be fatal. Tigers are snared, shot, poisoned, electrocuted. People are attacked and killed.

We can end this conflict – but only with your help.

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How your gift could help

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could buy a pair of strong pliers to help cut deadly, illegal wire snares, saving giraffes, elephants, lions and other animals.

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could buy one beehive to help farmers deter elephants from crops and save elephants from agonising deaths. Each farm needs 12 beehives.

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could buy five first aid kits to help look after our brave de-snaring teams while they are working long hours in the field.

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could fund a team of Tiger Ambassadors for one month to stop local people persecuting tigers, promote conservation and keep cattle safe from tiger attacks.

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could support local communities and enable farmers to plant cash crops unpalatable to elephants such as turmeric, ginger, onions, garlic, and sunflowers.

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could buy fuel and maintain the Twiga Team’s essential patrol vehicle so they can scour Meru Park to destroy snares and rescue trapped animals from a tortuous death.

Please donate what you can today

*Your donation will help reduce human-wildlife conflict and promote coexistence, by supporting Born Free’s education and livelihood support work with communities in areas of conflict, removing deadly snares from protected areas, and rescuing trapped animals and providing the care they need. Where donations exceed the target, or after the fund has closed, they will be used to support our vital work to help wildlife worldwide.