Meet the amazing organisations and people that we work alongside to make our goals as a charity possible. Without these teams on the ground, our work would not be possible. We are lucky to work with such passionate and inspiring people, that are helping to create the next generation of conservationists.
KORU CAMP, SOUTH AFRICA
Nestled between Balule and Klaserie Reserves in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa, Koru Camp was set up by Peter Eastwood of the Tanglewood Foundation, in a bid to provide a wilderness area solely for the local community. A community that has been largely excluded from the private reserves and the Kruger National Park on their doorstep, Koru Camp will give them a chance to be immersed in nature whilst learning the wonders of this stunning ecosystem and the importance of protecting it.
We will be funding several camps throughout the year, for different organisations to stay at Koru Camp and build a connection to nature that will last a lifetime.
BUSHBABIES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, SOUTH AFRICA
Set up by Transfrontier Africa, The Bush Babies Environmental Education Program is an environmental awareness program that is conducted at primary schools in the communities surrounding Greater Kruger National Park, in conjunction with the Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit. With four currently active schools and a total of 264 learners, the programme covers not only classroom-based learning, but also educational trips into the Kruger National Park and conservation camps.
We are supporting the Bushbabies by funding a number of different camps and trips for both the Bushbabies and their Grannies.
SEMADEP FOUNDATION, KENYA
The Semadep Foundation was set up with a mission to enable the Maasai community to acquire the necessary skills to manage their own development. Since forming, Semadep have set up a school, a clinic, and an eco camp for tourists.
We are working with Semadep to provide conservation and wildlife experiences for the children of Semadep school, so that they grow up feeling connected to the stunning wildlife of the great Maasai Mara reserve.
Dogs 4 Wildlife offer highly trained and fully supported Anti Poaching dogs alongside advanced ranger training to reserves, conservancies and National Parks in need across Southern Africa and the world.
We work alongside Dogs4Wildlife to deliver educational school talks in UK schools, as well as an exciting new conservation club at Bonamanzi Game Reserve in South Africa, which will include immersive field trips into this amazing game reserve for the children at Glen Park Primary School.
AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FUND, ZIMBABWE
The African Wildlife Conservation Fund (AWCF) is a non-profit organization and a Zimbabwean-registered Trust, dedicated to the conservation of the large carnivore guild of southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the endangered African Wild Dogs.
They are based in both Savé Valley Conservancy and Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe, and run an amazing programme that engages the community in conservation. We will be supporting AWCF by funding trips for school children into both Save and Gonarezhou, to connect with the amazing wildlife there.
IMIRE CONSERVANCY, ZIMBABWE
Set in the heart of Zimbabwe, Imire is a world class conservancy that keeps community and conservation at the heart of what they do.
In 2023 Imire will be the location for our Wild Minds programme that will take young Londoners whose lives have been impacted as a result of knife crime, out to Africa to support the work that Imire does, whilst changing the lives of the young people involved.
COMMUNITY CONSERVATION FUND AFRICA
The Community Conservation Fund – Africa NPC (CCFA) is a registered non-profit company borne out of the merger between Mantis and Accor to address the urgent need for community development to benefit Africa’s wild animals and wilderness areas. CCFA works at the intersection between conservation, ecotourism, and community as both a fundraising and grant-giving organization, active in educating and empowering local communities in conservation areas.
We are working with CCFA to provide opportunities for the local school children to visit the charities partner game reserve, Nyosi, in Nelson Mandela Bay.