About Tanzanian Elephant Foundation
Tanzanian Elephant Foundation (TEF) is a non-profit organization, registered as a non – government organization with a registration number 00NGO/R/0307 and TIN number 140 – 510 – 157. TEF is dedicated to scientific research, community empowerment, public awareness and co-existence between people and elephant in Tanzania. TEF works with a range of partners and supports the efforts made by the government of Tanzania towards elephant conservation. Although we are based in Moshi urban-Kilimanjaro, about 50km to the highest mountain in Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro), we have projects across the country.
Our works focus on elephant ecology and monitoring such as; demography, behavior tusklessness,
resource use, movement patterns and distribution and apply them to the long-term challenges of
elephant conservation across its range. TEF also works with local communities living adjacent to Protected Areas to enhance long-tern human-elephant co-existence through research and facilitation of community-led projects that increase and diversify incomes, reduce crop losses from wildlife and conserve wildlife. TEF also provides conservation education and outreach programs to local communities (school children) living adjacent to Protected Areas such as opportunities to visit Protected Areas to learn about wildlife and conservation. We believe that through National Park visits will increase commitment and positive view towards wildlife and conservation.
TEF, collaborates with Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) in elephant demographic surveys, and National Elephant Management Plans in Tanzania.
We also host students, researchers and conservationists who are interested to do research in Tanzania.