Land For Life - Donate Today
The Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania are the guardians of some of the world’s most iconic wildlife, including elephants and lions. They urgently need our support. Please donate to the Land for Life project today.
You can make a difference by donating to the Land for Life project, to support community-led solutions to help people and wildlife coexist and thrive in East Africa. Right now, many communities in Kenya and Tanzania, are finding it increasingly tough to cope with the pressures of poverty, habitat loss, climate change and now Covid-19. With their landscape changing and their ecotourism income on hold, they and the wildlife that call this land home need help.
For wildlife to thrive we must protect their habitat. For conservation to be successful, it is important for local people to have secure livelihoods. The Land for Life project will work with and support more than 27,000 people in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Donations will help to:
- Support sustainable community enterprises to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty
- Maintain and develop healthy landscapes for people and wildlife to thrive
- Support communities to protect wildlife such as elephants and lions
- Reduce conflict between people and wildlife to achieve a safe home for all
Land for Life focuses on a vast cross-boundary area of east Africa that has many vital wildlife corridors allowing elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs, wildebeest and other animals to safely move around and follow traditional migration routes.
The Maasai people are the guardians of this important wildlife and they urgently need our support. Please donate to the Land for Life project today.
The Maasai people have lived successfully alongside wildlife such as elephants and lions for centuries. But the land around them is changing – under pressure from privatisation, growing human population, poorly planned development and expanding agriculture.
Fences and roads are increasing habitat fragmentation in landscapes across southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The destruction and loss of grasslands, forests and freshwater habitats has brought new problems. With less land to share, there’s more conflict between people and wild animals – which often doesn’t end well.
Poverty is common in this region. Climate change, and now most recently Covid-19, is making lives and livelihoods even more precarious. Communities who had put so much effort into sustainable ecotourism projects have seen them all but collapse in 2020. Many people face food shortages. In the struggle to earn a living some have been resorting to unsustainable activities, such as wildlife poaching or cutting down trees for fuelwood.
The Maasai need urgent assistance, as does the wildlife in their care. That’s where our Land for Life project comes in.
TOGETHER FOR PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE
Our Land for Life project will be led by WWF-Kenya and WWF-Tanzania in collaboration with local communities, together with African People & Wildlife and the South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) – our key partners who have worked in the region for many years.
By donating to the Land for Life project you’ll support community efforts to help people improve their livelihoods while protecting the elephants, lions and other animals they share their home with.
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Donate £10£10could help developwildlife friendly, sustainable livelihoods,such as beekeeping associations.
Donate £20£20could helpselect, train and equip more community scoutsto protect animals such as lions and tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
Donate £50£50could support our work with communities tosustainably manage forests and rangelandsensuring space and connectivity for elephants and other wildlife
Donate £100£100could helpreduce conflict between people and wildlifesupporting communities with deterrent lights and reinforced livestock enclosures