WESSA – The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa – has, as part of its elephant initiative, begun an elephant monitoring project in the 96 000ha Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP). The project, with project officer Timothy Kuiper doing the field work, has been drawn up to facilitate an elephant management programme guided by the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife ecologist in the HIP. A key aim of the HiP Elephant Management Plan, drawn up by HiP Ecologist Dr Dave Druce and others, is to “Maintain the elephant population in a state that does not jeopardise the conservation of biodiversity elements, priority biological assets or the maintenance of ecological processes within the Park”.


WESSA is a non-governmental agency (NGO) focussed on environmental issues, and has been a much valued supporter of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife conservation programmes for over 50 years.

For the full story and more about WESSA go to http://www.wessa.org.za/what-we-do/biodiversity-programme/hluhluwe-imfolozi-park-elephant-monitoring-project.htm

4 replies
  1. Margaret du Plessis
    Margaret du Plessis says:

    I am delighted that we have received the newsletter again. I think many people missed this.
    A suggestion for the Rhino Club – to send off a WhatsApp to members whose card is expiring would be wonderful and would also generate funds. This is a free sms.
    We were at Hluhluwe in March for a day and didn’t see one elephant. Apparently they were all in Imfolosi. We did however see a lion kill which was of great interest and excitement for our overseas visitors. We are going to book for 3 days and 2 nights and hope to see the elephants then.
    Good luck to the team with the new newsletter. Please know that we do appreciate this.

    • Rhino Club Team
      Rhino Club Team says:

      Thanks you for your enthusiastic response, Margaret. We are in the process of devising a method of providing individual card renewal reminders. Until we get that right please check your card expiry date regularly and renew it in time.


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