Anti-poaching rangers form the first and last line of defence for nature. Without the right training, equipment, management and support they cannot defend the World’s natural heritage for future generations. The IAPF fulfills this niche responsibility within its areas of operations, whilst working alongside credible partners who specialise in the other vital components of conserving protected area biodiversity. The requirement for inspiring urgent political action towards the safekeeping of the planet cannot be overstated. This responsibility should transcend all levels of industry, business and society as we strive for a generation of people that give, not take. Increasing pressure on the world’s natural assets is simply not sustainable.
Wildlife crime is sweeping the planet. The illegal trafficking of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks. High Target Species such as elephant and rhino are being hunted to extinction. These animals are the most difficult to protect, as poachers go to the most extreme lengths to kill them. If we can safeguard these animals, then entire ecosystems are protected.
The Samburu Project was founded on the promise of delivering access to clean water. Along the way, they discovered that water does so much more than imagined. The lack of access to clean water is an extraordinary problem, one that keeps the Samburu people in a hopeless cycle of poverty. With clean water, families grow their own food, girls go to school and women empower themselves through small businesses. With 84 wells and counting, The Samburu Project offers a simple solution to that extraordinary problem. Since 2005, THE SAMBURU PROJECT has been providing easy access to clean, safe drinking water as a foundation for development to communities in Samburu, Kenya.
A nomadic, pastoral community, the Samburu women and girls walk up to 12 miles or 6 hours every day in search of water.
Walking for water keeps women and girls uneducated and in a perpetual state of poverty and because water borne illnesss is the number one killer in Samburu.
They’ve drilled 88 wells, bringing water to over 80,000 people. In the well communities education for girls has tripled and diarrhea is almost a thing of the past.