2016 Projects

       

KENYA

Community Development

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ANTI-Poaching Effort Support

Mara Loita Community Rangers

        

GHANA

Community Development

ANTI-Poaching

Education

        

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  • The Northern Region of Ghana is where their precious elephants roam. It is also where they are being threatened with the encroachment of the terrorist group Boko Haram.
  • We are hoping to raise funds to help build up a professional anti-poaching effort. We will be utilizing our efforts in Kenya to blueprint in Ghana.

ANTI-POACHING EFFORTS:

Local communities provide first line of defense for wildlife against poachers. Since the KWS can possibly cover the entire range of potential poaching attacks, communities have established "community ranger" units to assist the KWS. Mara Loita Community Rangers are one of those ranger units protecting a highly popular region for poachers. They are in desperate need of support to protect the elephants within the reserve they guard. Their funding comes from gate tickets for enterence to the reserve which is often not enough to cover their needs.

   

WISH LIST:

For Additional Research Sources:

  • Have an old HUSKY Airplane you'd like to donate to the fight against wildlife trafficking?
  • KWS is in need of night vision goggles, flash lights, in-field first aid kits, etc.
  • KWS is expanding their K9 unit for night time patrols - We have committed to help raise funds to help them with the ongoing costs to maintain training and care for these K9 units.

MUCH NEEDED an Old Husky Airplane for Reconnaissance Missions

  • COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -
    • Saving $1.05 million dollars in crop damage
    • New market with honey, wax
    • Improved/New crop development
  • MITIGATE CONFLICTS with ELEPHANTS 
  • Financially Empower Women / Honey production
  • Educate children with improved renewable revenue infusion

Helping 300 Tsavos Farmers to Co-Exist with Elephants / Minimize Conflicts By installing Natural Barriers - BEE HIVES to SAVE ELEPHANTS LIVES!  

      

BEES  save  ELEPHANTS

    

Much needed:

*  Field Tents

    $800 each   

*  Field Boots

    $200 per pair

MUCH NEEDED:  

Older 4x4 Open Trucks for in-field monitoring of wilslife and transportating injured wildlife and rangers...

Tsavos Community Volunteers

BENEFITS:

  • Canned lion hunting has become big business in South Africa. There are over 8000 breeding females that are bred over and over in unhealthy conditions.
  • Their cubs are taken to 'petting zoos' where they are raised to depend on and trust humans
  • When they become adolescence or young adults, they are put up to the highest bidder for hunting.
  • Drugged and dragged from their cages, they are placed in a fenced in area. As they come out of their anesthesia, confused, they see humans and it is natural for them to move towards the humans for comfort. At which point, the person that paid to KILL a lion, points, aims, shoots and KILLS the lion.
  • Lions belong in the wild. They are a critical component to balancing the bio-diverse eco-system. Unfortunately, to support the lucrative financial profits from canned hunting they are being eliminated from the wild at record rates. So much so, that they are facing extinction in several areas within so. Africa.

                                                       Many people do not realize that anti-poaching efforts are often paid for by tourism dollars. If tourism is down anti-poaching rangers often go without the equipment they require to combat the highly trained, effeciently armed, professional wildlife traffickers that OUT MAN anti-poaching rangers.
   

Kenya is the size of Texas with only 5000 members of KWS to protect 54+ plus natural preserves from poachers. In 2015, 64 rangers lost their lives in combat with wildlife traffickers/poachers defending the lives of elephants/rhinos from poachers. The more we can assist the world's brave wildlife anti-poachers the more likely we will be to SAVE elephants/rhinos from extinction.    WISH LIST:

Night Vision Goggles for both

Community Rangers and Especially the KWS

Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS)
  • Mara Loita Community Rangers desperately need equipment to help them assist the Kenyan Wildlife Service: proper boots for infield tracking flash lights, tents, etc.
http://www.realfarmacy.com/beehive-fences-in-africa-save-farmers-and-their-crops/
http://www.earthlife.net/insects/afr-bees.html
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/ahb.htm
http://www.hivesforlives.com/beesandhoney/beegeneralfacts.html
http://www.honeybeesonline.com/how-many-bee-hives-to-start-with/
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm

Meet one of our Farmers:
Jones Mwangashi: Currently, he plants maize, cow peas and cassavas. Patrick (our  liaison) has advised him to start planting Sunflowers so as to attract the bees to help propogate his fields.


Many people hear about other organizations working on the continent of Africa. There are 54 individual countries on on the continent of Africa and there is a vast need in most all of these countries. While there are any larger organizations working on saving elephants from extinction, no one organization can possibly handle all the need and demands.

Additionally, many larger organizations have large overhead and payrolls to cover with donated funds versus smaller organizations like ours, that do not have the overhead and can focus more funds into the resources required to effect the necessary change required to for both humans and wildlife to co-exist in harmony.
   
Below are the project we have been focused on this year.
2016 turning out to be a very active year. At the end of 2015, we received many proposals requesting assistance.
   
When we receive a proposal it goes before our review board. We vet the projects and marry our capabilities to accomplish projects, both financial and human resources abilities.
  • We will continue our AWARENESS campaigns. We do this by participating in community events. These events allow us the opportunity to speak with the public about global events from elephants to our oceans and whales. WE love having the opportunity to meet with people and listen to their concerns and helping them understand why they should care about what is going on OUR GLOBAL environment.

   

  • We hold EDUCATIONAL "FUN-raiser" events like our "Bottoms UP 4 Elephants", "Trunks UP" and "WINO's 4 RHINOS". These are fun events where we sponsor a guest speaker or movie as an educational form of entertainment. We've been fortunate to have tremendous community support in donations of goods and services for our silent/live auctions (see our "STORE" page too.)

    

  • Working with other organizations, 2016 we'll be working to develop in-school programs where we will provide age-appropriate, in classroom or assembly programs.
  • In the Northern Region of Ghana tribes are often disenfranchised. As such, we hope to emulate our Community Based Resource Management efforts (CBRM) to help generate renewable revenue.

     

SOUTH AFRICA

Your Support

YOUR NAME here!    

  • We have received a request assistance to help implement a natural barrier of beehives to help protect farmers' fields from elephants and elephants from farmers.
  • 300 Farmers - One acre each with 15 hives will help save 150 elephants from 5" stakes in their feet
  • Elephants HATE even the sound of bees. Where we can't employ hives we'll install motion activated sound/speakers to projet the sound of bees.
  • This will save over one million dollars in lost crops due to elephant invasion and the lives of over 150 elephants per year.

64 Rangers Killed in Action

in 2015