Here at the Rothschild's Giraffe Project, we believe that the key to conservation is in educating children and young people. These are the leaders of tomorrow, our future wildlife managers and conservationists.
We also believe that for conservation to be effective it must benefit all parties; the animals themselves but also the people who share that environment and the local communities living in those areas.
Conservation will never succeed unless it is supported by local communities. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of conservation work must be to communicate the benefits of wildlife to the people sharing their habitat and environment, to local communities, stakeholders and anyone else that may be affected.
With this in mind, we have developed an education programme about giraffe and wildlife conservation and the benefits it can bring. We show communities how important it is to conserve wildlife and demonstrate the benefits it has to them and their country.
We deliver this education programme to local schools, community groups and colleges, and hope that by teaching people about the benefits of wildlife, the financial security and development it can bring through tourism, we can inspire and engage people and get them on board with our mission.
See our Facebook page for updates on our Education and Community programmes, and to view images.