HD Of Elephants and People: Community Conservation in the Gourma
“Of Elephants & People: Community Conservation in the Gourma” explores the unique relationship between the local Gourma communities and one of the last remaining desert elephant populations left in the world. The Mali Elephant Project (MEP) supplied its local brigade members with handheld cameras and asked them to document the project in the way they saw fit. The MEP empowers and trains local communities to sustainably manage natural resources for the benefit of both people and elephants. This program mobilizes all sectors of society – from youth, to elders, to the Malian government – to protect elephants and improve the livelihood of local communities.