Our Mission

Our mission is to build and maintain vital bore holes in Botswana.

Botswana is currently home to an astounding 135,000+ elephants, many of which are refugees seeking safety from poaching in neighboring countries. The Water For Elephants Trust, with the support of Botswana's Department of Wildlife and National Parks, reopens boreholes once operated by commercial hunting operations. These boreholes were closed in 2014 when Botswana implemented a hunting ban. 

We have successfully reopened 3 bore holes, with water pumping 24 hours a day. On a hot November day in 2016, we counted 562 unique elephant visits to one borehole. With elephants consuming 200 liters of water per day, our work has just begun.

 

 

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Sustainable Ecotourism

Ecotourism will be boosted when wildlife return to areas they once inhabited.

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Conservation Education

Programs for local school children to promote positive interactions with elephants and a better understanding of the challenges they face.

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Ecosystem Protection

Sustain the health and wellbeing of local wildlife by supplying water and providing emergency veterinary care for local wildlife.