Adopt an African elephant!

Starting in 2018, Bring the Elephant Home will work on sustainable solutions to create harmony between people and elephants in South Africa, as well as in Thailand. We will share our passion and help to protect elephants in areas where they supposed to be safe!

You can help us by adopting a herd of African elephants!

What are the issues?

Due to habitat fragmentation, elephants often look for food and water outside of protected areas resulting in increasing human-elephant conflicts (HEC). When an elephant breaks out of a protected area and causes damage in South Africa, they are often shot without any followed procedure. In order to mitigate HEC, we look for solutions that eliminate the cause and reduce the impact of HEC on the lives of people and elephants. Instead of escalation, we aim for peaceful ways to make sure people and elephants can live together in harmony.




What will we do?

It is of vital importance to create a better understanding of the cause of the problematic behavior. We will work on and promote non-violent solutions, with scientific backup. Along with other researchers, we will study the causes of the escalation of conflicts between human and elephants, and implement new methods to protect the elephants.

In 2018, a Bring the Elephant Home research station will be built right in the middle of a human-elephant conflict area in South Africa. Here, we will have the opportunity to get to know the elephants well, and we would like to involve you in this as well!

How can you help?

As an adoptive parent, you will not only provide better protection for the elephants you support, but you will contribute to solutions which will benefit many elephants in Africa and Asia! You will regularly receive updates on our findings and about the adventures of the herd.

Our reports will have numerous materials, such as photographs, but also videos and information about developments within the herd.

Will you join us?

In February 2018, we will start by mapping the herd, the local situation, and developing the research plan. It will be an exciting, inspiring time. Join our team, and the herd! We would love to share this African adventure with you.

As a foundation, we are completely dependent on donations. Without your contribution, our projects won’t succeed. That is why your help is so incredibly important!

How does it work?

For a donation of 60 euros a year or 5 euros a month you are an adoptive parent.
We hope you will be a part of this for a long time, but you can, of course, cancel at any moment.

Your adoption fee is very welcome on bank account IBAN:NL76INGB0001675200
SWIFT: INGBNL2A of Bring the Elephant Home in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands.

You will then receive your adoption package:

  • an adoption certificate with your name
  • a series of photographs of the herd of wild elephants
  • a USB-stick shaped like an elephant key chain
  • a secret access code to a website where you can follow the lives of the elephants
    (you will receive this code as soon as we have started our South Africa project)

Thank you for your support!

Antoinette van de Water

The African adoption program will focus on a herd of wild elephants and updates will be regularly shared digitally with you. In the video below you can view the first images of this herd.