ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
This is an initiative where the sole purpose is to assist people and conservation entities which in turn benefits wildlife, involves communities and helps to protect natural wilderness Imagine a fundraiser where you are giving back, purely by donating. Imagine the possibilities.
The sustainable model of eco-tourism has been hugely affected this year, by the loss of income due to the inability for guests to travel to Africa. Due to this many organisations and people on the ground are suffering and this is where we have stepped in to help. There are 2 organizations that are of significant importance to highlight during this time, organisations who we work closely with and who we understand well.
2020 has been a year filled with many challenges and hurdles and across the globe, we have all been impacted in some way by this global pandemic. Escape Safari Co. and Melvill and Moon have teamed up again to provide some light at the end of the tunnel while making a difference.
To help the cause, all you need to do is donate a small amount of money toward these organisations.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS INITIATIVE
Escape Safari Co. and Melvill and Moon have teamed up with Tracker Academy, K.E.E.P. (Tswalu Foundation), Tswalu Kalahari and Swarovski Optik.
The goal of the fundraiser is to not only raise awareness for Tracker Academy and K.E.E.P (Tswalu Foundation) but also raise funds that will be donated to both parties. Our goal is to raise $16,500 (ZAR250,000) over a 6-week period, which will run from 01 December 2020 – 15 January 2021.
**THE COMPETITION CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 20 JANUARY 2021**
We want to use this fundraiser as an opportunity to create a deeper understanding of these organisations that contribute so vitally to conservation while inspiring peoples curiosity for travel.
This is a global fundraiser and is open to anyone and everyone, over 18 years of age. Through this fundraiser, we hope to make a considerable social impact by supporting these organisations.
WHO WE ARE HELPING
Trackers are an essential part of the safari experience and conservation work carried out across Africa. The Tracker Academy is the first and only specialised tracker training academy in the world and is endorsed by FGASA. The academy aims to create a culture of curiosity among its students, both male and female, combining tracking skills with modern conservation techniques to advance tracking as a profession. Through intensive training and assessment, graduates become ambassadors for the African wildlife industry by bringing authenticity and accuracy to environmental education, wildlife protection, ecotourism, monitoring and research. There are currently campuses at Londolozi, Samara and Tswalu.
K.E.E.P (Tswalu Foundation)
Kalahari Endangered Ecosystem Project (KEEP) is a multidisciplinary study on the Tswalu private reserve, supported by the Tswalu Foundation, that takes into account that key Kalahari species interact with each other in complex food webs. Whereas most climate change research is usually focused on one or two species, KEEP brings together experts in their fields from all over the world, all working together, integrating their findings, and sharing data and resources. Through KEEP, climate change research has been elevated beyond studying a single species in isolation to an ambitiously scaled endeavour measuring how multiple species respond, adapt and interact in response to changing environmental conditions.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION
In order to donate you would need to do the following: make a monetary donation toward Tracker Academy and K.E.E.P. through this fundraiser and supply us with the following information:
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Donation Amount
- $10 donation
- $20 donation
- $50 donation
- $100 donation
- Or you are able to add your own amount, larger than USD10.
In order to stay up to date: follow @melvilandmoon @escapesafarico @tswalu @trackeracademy
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Melvill and Moon | Escape Safari Co. | Tracker Academy | Tswalu K.E.E.P | Swarovski Optik