Ultimately, wild animals are disappearing in Africa because they are worthless to the people who live with and near them.
– Glen Martin, Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife
This quote is mostly true, but not quite. Many people do understand the worth of wildlife and have an innate sense of respect for nature. We must build on this and ensure that local communities do benefit from wildlife.
Serengeti Watch is building indigenous conservation efforts by working with local organizations and committed individuals.
We helped build and are funding a Tanzanian nonprofit organization.
We work with the Afican Network for Animal Welfare and supported them financially in their court case against the Serengeti highway.
We’re partnering with local leaders on education and media, particularly in communities around the Serengeti National Park.