a donation to African Wildlife Foundation can truly make a difference.
“The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever”
I came across the African Wildlife Foundation through the grants by explore.org they are a wonderful and much needed foundation. They not only help conserve the wild life of Africa but also contribute to giving aid to the indigenous first peoples of Africa as well
Here is how you can help too
The news lately has been shedding more and more light on the endangered species of Africa and how they are being taken and killed for prizes. This has to stop. Even by clicking on the African Wildlife Foundation and giving them another page view or by sharing their story you are spreading the word that you feel for this and want others to care as well.
Information from awf.org website
Protecting an astounding diversity of species. (Humans included.)
Africa is home to certain species that are facing extinction, including mountain gorillas and Grevy’s zebras. By putting safeguards in place like training rangers, using sniffer dogs, and empowering communities, we’re helping to ensure all of Africa’s wildlife survives.
Critical to protecting Africa’s wildlife are the local people. Sharing the land, often alongside each other, can lead to struggles for resources and deforestation. If people and wildlife learn to live together—inside and outside of protected areas—the future for all will thrive.
Land & Habitat Protection
The land here is more than picturesque. It’s critical to saving wildlife from extinction.
Africa’s wildlife isn’t confined to national parks. Species here roam across vast and varied land, some portions of which are absolutely key to their survival. African Wildlife Foundation recognizes that without land, wildlife simply cannot survive. This is why land is at the core of our conservation efforts.
By working in large areas that cover entire countries and even span borders, we can support critically important landscapes that harbor biodiversity and offer people economic opportunities.
To ensure our conservation efforts move forward, we partner with governments, organizations, and communities, offering them incentives such as education, training in sustainable agriculture, and ecotourism in exchange for setting aside land.
Together with the people of Africa, we are creating change.
African Wildlife Foundation is improving the lives of local people, helping their communities, and saving wildlife simultaneously. We work directly with communities to understand the obstacles they face and provide solutions specific to their needs. These solutions provide jobs, conservation training, educational opportunities, and, ultimately, the ability for people to better their own lives.
Economic development saves communities, which in turn saves land and wildlife.
As paradoxical as it sounds, economic development is absolutely critical to Africa’s conservation future. By setting up economic enterprises, incentivizing conservation, and investing in landscapes across the continent, AWF creates new opportunities for Africans to both improve their lives and embrace conservation. These ventures allow people to earn additional income, learn new job skills, get sustainability training, generate steady revenue for their communities, and be an important part of conservation efforts.
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