The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project
Sharing * Connecting * Supporting
The Queen Elizabeth Parks Twinning Project
We are a Community Project bringing together schools, communities and the staff of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, England.
We are a project of cultural exchange and mutual support that focuses on conservation by working closely with and empowering local communities and supporting education initiatives. We also promote the exchange of ideas and best practice between the staff of the two Queen Elizabeth Parks.
How the Project was born
The idea of 'Twinning the Queen Elizabeth Parks' came about when Rangers Charles Etoru from QENP and Steve Peach from QECP met whilst attending an International Ranger Federation Congress in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Finding out that they were both presenting displays about Queen Elizabeth Parks, a friendship was made and the idea of Sharing, Connecting and Supporting those involved in the two Queen Elizabeth Parks.
What we do
The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project is a Community Conservation Project that works in 3 key areas sharing, connecting and supporting.
Sharing best practice and providing mutual support for Rangers and other staff who protect both Queen Elizabeth Parks is a key part of what we do. It is their participation that makes this such a special project.
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The Project supports 'twinning' and cultural exchanges between schools that share a close proximity to the Queen Elizabeth Parks. The Project also encourages it's Twinned Schools to get involved in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Projects.
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Through engaging with and empowering local communities the Project hopes to encourage more people to see the value in the conservation of wildlife and the local environment.
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Why this work is important?
Wildlife conservation needs dedicated and well supported Rangers to ensure the long term protection and sustainability of the species and habitats we all value.
But it also needs the support and engagement of the local community as well as an enlightened and informed future generation.
Our approach of sharing, connecting and supporting is designed to ensure that everyone with an interest in and impacted by the two Queen Elizabeth Parks can work together to ensure that people and wildlife can have a mutually benefical and environmentally sustainable future.
How you can support us?
Clanfield Junior School Mosaic
An amazing work of art was opned by Project Co-founders Charles Etoru and Steve Peach at Clanfield Junior School.
Designed by a local artist Philippa Adams and created by pupils, teachers and members of the local community, the mosaic depicts children from Bukorwe and Clanfield schools enjoying parachute games! See the Schools page for photos.
You can help wildlife by sharing, connecting and supporting.
Share - Tell people about our Project, like and share our Facebook page.
Connect - Attend our talks and events, volunteer for the Project, talk to people
about your concerns for wildlife conservation and Download our App.
Support - Become a financial supporter of the Project, donate equipment such
as binoculars and field guides, offer to host a Ugandan Ranger or Teacher taking
part in an exchange visit.
There are many others way you can get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Download our Queen Elizabeth Parks Project App by clicking on the App Store icon
Support the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project by registering with Easyfundraising and then whenever you make an online purchase with one of the retailers on their list we will get a financial donation
The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project is run by Nature's Frontline and is a charitable organisation Charity Number 1137413.
Connecting - Sharing - Supporting Rangers