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.
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.