Conservation is a huge focus for the team at &Beyond Phinda and we would love to invite you to join us on one of our missions to work with the local elephant population. Typically missions focus on collaring or contraception. Either way, it is a chance for you to get up close to an African Elephant and to make a genuine impact on our conservation efforts.

At &Beyond Phinda we have been involved in many conservation firsts, one of which was the use of non-invasive contraceptives to manage a burgeoning elephant population. Elephants are one of Africa’s most iconic and magnificent wild animals, however; when confined in a nature reserve, they are also capable of causing major environmental changes should their numbers increase too dramatically. Our goal is not to decrease numbers but rather to slow the growth rate to a sustainable level.