Photo by kind permission of Ed Gatland

Photo by kind permission of Ed Gatland

This is an epic post, but SO worth the read and really underscores why we are SO proud to be partnered with @Nambiti Private Game Reserve!  

Press Release:  Today saw a historical moment unfold for two community game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal, as the Somkhanda Community Game Reserve welcomed the last 2 animals of a herd of 13 elephants. The elephants were donated by Nambiti Private Game Reserve, another KZN community owned game reserve, and this is the first time that 2 rural communities have worked together to extend elephant range.

Somkhanda Community Game Reserve, owned by the Emvokweni Community Trust (ECT) and co-managed with the Wildlands Conservation Trust was established in 2005 and formerly declared a protected area in 2011.

Wildlands and the ECT worked with Elephant, Rhinos and People (ERP) over the past year to identify a suitable herd for Somkhanda. Their support has been phenomenal. ERP, supported by, actively identify elephant herds that are under threat due to population pressures and find them new homes.......