AMBOSELI TRUST FOR ELEPHANTS
Amboseli Trust is a conservation effort aimed at the protection and sustainability of the African elephant population in Amboseli’s vital National Park. World-renowned wildlife researcher, Dr. Cynthia Moss, founded the Amboseli Trust for Elephants in 1972. Over four decades the Trust has tracked over 3,000 elephants throughout their lives. Residing in Amboseli, Dr. Moss promotes conservation through research projects, community involvement, and worldwide advocacy for elephant protection.
March to the Top was compelled to make an impact after our first visit to the Amboseli National Park where we instantly fell in love with the spirit and soul of the elephants. We have adopted one herd of elephants known as the LC family, and we provide ongoing support for the important work conducted by the Amboseli Trust in monitoring 57 elephant groups. In 2018, the 4th graders at our partnered project called New Hope – AINA were asked to name two elephants in the LC family!
WHY IT MATTERS
In 1979, there were an estimated 1.3 million elephants in Africa; ten years later, there were only about 600,000. Ensuring the survival of the elephant in today’s Africa is an increasingly complex problem. The ivory trade, increases in the human population, and negative impacts of climate change have taken a serious toll.
“Elephants form deep bonds with each other, which last for decades. Elephant survival is strongly affected by access to the social and ecological knowledge that older elephants hold; where to go, what to eat, how to avoid danger.”