- October : 2 commitments in Tanzania, for WCS Tanzania , for the implementation of aerial support. And organise an aerial safari in Kenya with Air adventures
- September : for WCS Tanzania, for the implementation of aerial support based in Ruaha National Park
- August : for WCS Tanzanian, for the implementation of aerial support based in Ruaha National Park
- July : Chad, Aerial inventory of the Ennedi massif and feasibility study for the implementation of an aerial support for the Ennedi masif protected area, with African Parcs. And Tanzania, for the Implementation of air support for the WCS Tanzania project covering Ruaha, Ruckwa, Katavi.
- May : Organised logistic and return flight from Ivory Coast to Kenya with my C.206 after an aerial inventory with GIZ in Ivory Coast
- March and February : Organised logistic and fly from Kenya to Côte d'Ivoire. Then aerial survey of the Comoe National Park (11,000 Km2 at 20% coverage) in Côte d'Ivoire, with GIZ
Ruaha-Katavi landscape program of the wildlife conservation society
Nearly three times the size of Switzerland, the Ruaha-Katavi Landscape is one of the largest intact savannah ecosystems in Africa. with support from Usaid (through the wcs southern Highlands & Ruaha-katavi Protection Program - sHaRPP) and private benefactors, our focus is on supporting core protected areas and safeguarding wildlife corridors and buffer zones across the landscape. we improve natural resource management, diversify community income and ensure the effective protection of elephants, all supported by scientific research and monitoring.
Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants.
African elephants (Loxodontaafricana) are imperiled by poaching and habitat loss. Despite global attention to the plight of elephants, their population sizes and trends are uncertain or unknown over much of Africa. To conserve this iconic species, conservationists need timely, accurate data on elephant populations. Here, we report the results of the Great Elephant Census (GEC),the first continent-wide,standardized survey of African savannah elephants. We also provide the first quantitative model of elephant population trends across Africa. We estimated a population of 352,271 savannah elephants on study sites in 18 countries, representing approximately 93% of all savannah elephants in those countries. Elephant populations in survey areas with historical data decreased by an estimated 144,000 from 2007 to 2014, and populations are currently shrinking by 8% per year continent-wide, primarily due to poaching. Though 84% of elephants occurred in protected areas, many protected areas had carcass ratios that indicated high levels of elephant mortality. Results of the GEC show the necessity of action to end the African elephants’ downward trajectory by preventing poaching and protecting habitat. http://www.geekwire.com/2016/paul-allen-great-elephant-census-decline-africa/