Big results, low overhead:
Our programs ensure that every dollar and every equipment donation goes directly to support natural and cultural resource conservation.
Resources for Rangers ~ it costs $8,000 to support a training workshop for the South Rift Maasai Game Scouts in the southern Kenya. The funds will support travel and on-site costs for two to three U.S. Park Service rangers with specialty training in high-risk patrol environments to conduct the workshop.
Here's an example of what typical donations can also help us provide for these brave rangers on the frontlines of wildlife conservation in Africa:
- $40 donation buys a backpack
- $75 donation buys a pair of waterproof binoculars
- $145 donation buys a uniform and field boots
- $200 donation buys two GPS units or UHF radio
- $285 donation buys a tent for field work
- $500 donation maintains the radio network
- $1500 donation supports salaries for 15 scouts for one month
- $4000 donation buys a new solar-powered radio communications system for an additional community network
Any amount helps.
If everyone on our mailing list or Facebook page donated $10, we'd have a very healthy program. Thanks to all our supporters!
Blood and Leather: Maasai elders pass on their knowledge to the next generations. We hosted a workshop in October 2012 with Maasai elders and youths to record the history of warrior culture by making authentic shields. There is a five-page story about the project in our journal *terra* and we have completed a video in both Maa and English, as well as a book, which we will distribute back to the community in November 2013. Please help us help the elders in the Maasai community of the South Rift valley in Kenya to preserve their heritage. Any amount helps offset printing costs, video production, and transportation.
If you want to contribute to the Rangers, you can also shop directly on Amazon for products and have them shipped to ConserVentures, 3400 E. Speedway, Suite 118-138, Tucson AZ 85716 (ship to arrive by August 30 to arrive in time for the next conservation expedition to Kenya):
We also need rechargeable batteries. These Sanyos are $20 for 8, with free shipping.
In addition to the field equipment listed above, Ik Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia has need of the following items (lightly used items are welcomed):
For the rangers:
New wool socks
Down or Gore-Tex jackets
For community school teachers and students:
For neighboring nomads:
Inexpensive reading glasses, 1.25 to 2.5 x
Soccer balls and pumps
Please contact us if you can contribute any of these items, or a donation to cover their costs. We will ensure delivery.