Published in May 2024

On Sunday June 9th (at 07:54 and 21:25) and Thursday June 13th (at 15:27) tune in to BBC Radio 4 to hear science and wildlife broadcaster Liz Bonnin voice our sand dams for elephants appeal!

About our appeal

Sand Dams Worldwide is trying to raise funds for 3 sand dams in Kenya's Tsavo Conservation Area which will provide a vital source of water, help to regreen the environment, restore degraded land and improve vegetation, in turn helping elephants and other wildlife to survive future droughts. Watch here how sand dams work:


On the BBC appeal, Liz speaks about the importance of African elephants and how they are crucial to the survival of other species and surrounding habitats. She addresses how their water (elephants need up to 300 litres a day) and food sources are disappearing due to drought. She shares our work in Tsavo to date. And she talks about how sand dams (that can capture up to 40 million litres of water and last upwards of 60 years) can be the solution, and enable generations of elephants to thrive.

To listen to our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal with Liz Bonnin, tune in on Sunday June 9th (at 07:54 and 21:25) and Thursday June 13th (at 15:27). You can also listen online here.

About Liz Bonnin

Liz is a prominent TV broadcaster best known for presenting wildlife and science programmes including 'Galapagos', 'Animals in Love', 'Stargazing Live', 'Blue Planet Live', and 'Drowning in Plastic'. She also features in BBC's 'Our Changing Planet' series where over seven years filmmakers are documenting six habitats around the world, and how over time, these habitats undergo extraordinary change.


Photo credits:

Top banner image: Andrew Crowley

Image right: Giles Badger