Conserving wildlife – three ways to see animals and save them too
Wildlife lovers flock to the world's great wildernesses for the chance of encounters in the lush ecosystems in which these animals live. There is no doubt though that in these wilds, conservation is key to ensuring that future generations can also experience these types of unforgettable encounters. Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) works with communities in the places we travel to protect endangered species and ecosystems. Visit one of our projects on your next holiday for the chance to get up close and personal with animals. Every visit is a step closer to a brighter future...
The Elephant Outreach Program, Botswana
The Elephant Outreach Program is dedicated to building a more harmonious relationship between man and elephant. Offering a unique, interactive experience, the programme educates local school children on the importance of elephants to the ecosystem, while simultaneously encouraging an admiration for the giants. Stay at Sanctuary Baines Camp or Sanctuary Stanley's Camp for your own chance to walk with the elephants, as well as learning about the project.
Project Leopard, Sri Lanka
Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is home to the largest population of the endangered Sri Lankan leopard. Human-leopard conflict is a source of threat to their survival. Project Leopard works with farmers to protect their livestock. In aiding with the safe-keeping of livestock, we help foster better relations between leopards and farmers – results so far have been very positive. On your next Sri Lanka holiday tie in a visit to this project and learn about the positive impact it's having.
Rhino Conservation Program, Botswana
Poaching has left rhinos as a critically endangered species. In an effort to protect these magnificent animals, AKP have been supporting the translocation of rhino, both black and white, to safer grounds in Botswana. The site offers a haven for the rhino and 24/7 protection from poachers. On your A&K holiday, learn about these animals with a presentation from an AKP cooridnator. Plus, journey into the reserve to see the rhino thriving in their new home.
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