Protecting the world’s wildest places

Our Mission

Each year NUII is committed to supporting biodiversity projects in wild places where we can make a real difference to the lives of people, wildlife and the environment. We do this because wild places are a huge source of inspiration for us and it’s important to us that we give back in some way. We have chosen as our partner to help us on our journey.

The Nuii PEACE Project in Namibia

There are only 150-200 desert dwelling elephants left in Namibia, making them critically endangered. Both the elephants and the local community are in need of water to survive, this can result in human-elephant conflict.

What we are doing

Our NUII P.E.A.C.E project (People & Elephants Amicably Co-Existing) will enable communities to learn about how to stay safe around elephants by building an elephant conservation education centre run by Elephant Human Relations Aid. Here schools, communities, elephant guards and field guides can learn all about elephant behaviour and how to protect themselves and their livelihoods during an encounter.

We are also installing 40 x Solar Water Pumps to increase FREE access to water for both the community and the elephants. Watch the films below to find out exactly how we will be making a difference.

NUII is a proud supporter of the WILDARK 100 which is a scientifically proven list of 100 threatened species, and 50 global priority ecosystems, that will help prioritise global conservation efforts. By adequately protecting, restoring or managing these 100 species in 50 ecoregions, the flow on effect is the protection of the biodiversity that exists around them. In other words, if we look after them, they will look after the rest.