This year, we have faced a terrible drought in Zimbabwe and because of this water is going to be key. One of the projects Greenline Africa is supporting with the Vic Falls Marathon is to put in a solar pump for the elephant in the Presidential Elephant research Trust (PERT) area of Hwange.
Hwange National Park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. An estimated 44,000 pachyderms inhabit the 14,651km sq park. You can see herds of up to 350 elephant at a time in this area. Elephants are special animals with an incredibly strong bond.
With the solar power pump, we want to help provide water to an area in Hwange where the Presidential Elephants are found. They travel distances, but they tend to come to this area where the research project will be located. There is no water point in the area at the moment and with the drought there is a huge chance that elephants are going to die. Water is critical.
Sadly elephant populations remain threatened due to habitat loss and poaching but the first emergency right now is to get water for the elephants. By participating in the Vic Falls marathon 2019, you will be helping us raise the funds needed to put in a solar pump for the elephants to have water.