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About Us

The Elephant Reintegration Trust has been established by four passionate individuals with the vision and dream of developing an elephant refuge reserve in South Africa which will provide a secure wild environment for elephants in need, particularly retired, commercially used elephants from various captive environments. 

Our mission is to establish and maintain a refuge and reintegration reserve for elephants from any background.

Objectives

  • To establish an Elephant Trust Fund equipped to address the funding of rehabilitating and reintegrating commercial elephants, and elephants whose wellbeing is compromised.

  • To develop an elephant refuge reserve in South Africa which will provide a secure wild environment to manage full reintegration projects back into the wild where these previously captive elephants can live out their remaining years, with dignity, as wild elephants.

  • Reuniting related individuals that have been separated across captive facilities over the years. The re-establishing of family bonds will assist with the reintegration process due to the emotional support it provides.

  • To facilitate education and awareness initiatives around elephant biology and well-being for conservation authorities, researchers, local communities, and tourists alike.

  • Playing a role in expanding existing rangelands for elephant movement, with the potential to create elephant corridors to suitable adjacent conservation areas.

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