We have another exciting opportunity for you to fundraise and get involved with the work our conservation partners are undertaking. This time at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
We have a close relationship with Ol Pejeta, having funded its Lion Collaring programme, seen it featured in Big Cats about the House, exchanging photography workshops with them and just last year re-visiting them as part of the Drive for Wildlife Team’s expedition.
But you may not know that Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a Sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta also seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.
This fundraising trip would offer an “immersive conservation itinerary” for the group, involving insights into ALL aspects of their work and will include:
- Wildlife management – Lion collaring (if available/scheduled), rhino monitoring and protection (patrols, dog section etc), wildlife counts and survey, vegetation surveys, Chimpanzee management
It will also include the following:
- Community development and relationship management
- “The Logistics of Conservation” – building and maintaining fences, roads, earth dams, water supply systems, power generation systems and etc
- Technology in Conservation – an insight into the way “tech” is beginning to impact conservation from wildlife monitoring and security through to the efficient monetization of tourism
- Tourism management
- The livestock wildlife interface – how to manage livestock profitably in the presence of wildlife, the ecological benefits of wildlife
You can find a full break down of the itinerary for the trip here
TThe trip is limited to only a few places are so are being booked on an application basis. This is a fundraising challenge so we are looking for participants who will actively fundraise above and beyond the costs of the trip. You’ll need to be confident in raising the minimum amount of fundraising (£1000) and in addition be able to cover the full costs of the trip (£1000 plus your flights, a one night stay in Nairobi and any additional spending).
More details on the costs and fundraising are below and you can please contact James Hanaway, Head of Partnerships: [email protected] or 07841 022626. To talk through the details or submit your interest in the Challenge. Thank you.
£1000 all-inclusive for 7 nights in Ol Pejeta, includes T-Shirt and Water Bottle.
Participants will cover their own flights, other transportation and accommodation in Nairobi.
(Ol Pejeta will provide transfers to and from Nairobi to the conservancy)
Fundraisers pay a 10% deposit to BCS by the end of March 2020 to secure their place on the trek and will sign a commitment to either pay or raise funds to cover the remaining costs plus a minimum donation of £1000 by a specified date before the Trek. All Fundraisers will cover the costs of their flights themselves.
There is a maximum of 4 BCS / PWP participants.
Ol Pejeta will receive funds to cover the expenses of the trip and £250 of the minimum £1000 raised, so that they receive a min of £250 from each participant. BCS will receive a minimum of £750 and any additional funds raised, which will go towards its Welfare, Breeding & Education programmes.