Photo credit: The Ruaha Carnivore Project
You will see on each individual project and conservation organisation page a short summary of what you could spend, and what they will use it for – this is a fun interactive way of actually knowing exactly where your money is going. Here are some further examples of costs involved with running wildlife conservation and community projects across Africa:
SCHOOLS / EDUCATION COSTS (costs vary per country)
- $100 / £66 pays for one educational park visit for 8 villages.
- $500 / £330 provides school books for one local school for one year.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COSTS (costs vary per country)
- $30 / £20 makes a tribal cattle boma predator proof, to reduce the community predator conflict.
- $50 / £30 pays for one livestock guarding dog for one month, or provides a bike for a community scout.
- $1,000 / £660 provides medicine for a local clinic for one month.
ANTI-POACHING / RESEARCH WILDLIFE COSTS (costs vary per country)
- $65 / £40 will purchase a spare battery for a radio, crucial for rangers to keep in touch and track poachers.
- $100 / £66 pays for collaring and darting of one predator.
- $110 / £73 will equip an anti-poaching scout with a GPS unit.
- $150 – $300 / £100 – £200 will cover one anti-poaching scouts salary and rations for one month on patrol.
- $400 / £266 pays the salary of a local warrior to guard lions for five months.
- $1,200 / £800 can help towards a telemetry receiver to assist patrols with tracking and researching collared wildlife.
- $1,800 – $2,400 / £1,200 – £1,600 will cover one anti-poaching scouts salary and rations for one YEAR.
- $3,000 – $5,000 / £2,000 – £3,333 will pay for a GPS collar for predators, rhino or elephants to ensure their safety, and that research can be conducted.
- $25,000 – $30,000 / £16,500 – £20,000 will cover a unit of 14 anti-poaching scouts for one year, so providing protection to a vast area.