by helping the people
About the project
Wildlife and People is the East Africa project of the Wild Land - Wild Spirit Foundation.
With the project, we want to develop models of what nature conservation might look like in the future.
Conservation encompassing large-scale landscapes, both inside and outside of protected areas. It includes local people as well as tourists and even people from far away countries who buy products from these regions. Conservation that benefits an entire region and does not override people, but benefits them. The resources that are used for improving the living conditions of all in the region. It sensibly networks the work of nature conservation organizations with the work of other organizations working in these regions. It recognizes the land rights of the mostly indigenous people and appreciates their contribution to the preservation of nature and biodiversity.
With our project, we go beyond the boundaries of traditional conservation work and combine conservation with education (for sustainable development / ESD), social projects and humanitarian aid, with alternative technologies and various forms of organic agriculture.
As well-functioning conservation organizations already exist in most of our project regions, our focus is on working with the people who live there, with tribal and village communities.
Their networking with other organizations working in the region, such as education and humanitarian aid projects, is also part of our work.
We see our own active work in the development of models for the reduction of wildlife conflicts and possibilities of coexistence, in the development of corridor models between protected areas, in the improvement of the living situation of the local population, in their active involvement in nature conservation measures and in Nature and environmental protection supporting educational work.