Today is #GivingTuesdayNow - a global day of giving to support non-profits during these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19.
And today, the message is louder than ever: we depend on nature for our survival.
While COVID-19, like SARS and MERS among others, has come from nature, it is our own actions that unleashed it. Our demand for space and resources has caused habitat destruction and the over-exploitation of wildlife, which science shows is linked to the rise of infectious diseases, with devastating impacts.
If there was ever a case for protecting nature, if we ever needed a reminder that our mission matters, it is now.
At African Parks, we are protecting nature. With 17 parks in 11 countries under our management, spanning over 13.3 million hectares, we are safeguarding a significant portion of Africa’s biodiversity, and thereby preserving functioning ecosystems that sustain millions of lives.
With close to 6,000 full and part time staff working across the continent to secure these landscapes, we provide safe haven for people and wildlife alike. Our rangers and community development teams prevent habitat loss, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, and help communities to understand the link between a healthy environment and healthy people.
These parks not only deliver opportunity, but also hope for the future. With your help, the parks we manage can continue to provide clean air and water, food security, carbon sequestration, jobs, education, and healthcare.
Today, people all over the world are coming together to support the causes they care about. And your generosity has the power to heal both nature and communities.
We hope you’ll support African Parks today on #GivingTuesdayNow.
Because of your critical support, hope starts here, with the places we are protecting now, to ensure a healthy future for us all.
Donate Today & Choose Nature
We hope you’ll support African Parks today on #GivingTuesdayNow. Because of your critical support, hope starts here in safeguarding nature, with the places we are protecting now, to ensure a healthy future for us all.