Our Key Projects and how you can help?
Community Wildlife Scouts
The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project is supporting the creation of Community Wildlife Scouts.
Community Wildlife Scouts are local people who have been trained to protect their local community from animals such as the elephant and buffalo that sometimes invade farms and eat crops.
The Scouts use clever techniques such as noise and pepper spray, they also record details about the animals involved and work with the Park Rangers to find longer term solutions to the issue of problem animals.
It takes around £100 to train and equip a Community Wildlife Scout which is why the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project has launched a fund raising initative to try and train and equip twenty Community Wildlife Scouts during 2019
If you would like to specifically help this project you can make a one-off donation of £100 or a monthly donation of £8.50
Use the Donate button to pay via Paypal
If you give us your permission we will keep you informed about the progress of the Community Wildlife Scouts via our email newsletter.
Ranger Support - Equipment
A key part of the Project's work is supporting the work of Rangers in Uganda and th UK.
In Uganda we need field guides, binoculars, cameras, GPS, torches, Solar panels, uniform, boots, tents, malaria nets and more.
In the UK the Project has support Rangers by providing tools for the Volunteer Rangers at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and computer equipment and software.
Ranger Support - Training and Mentoring
The Project has also provides training courses for Uganda Conservation staff.
To date we have delivered courses on environmental sustainabilty, Community Engagement, Customer Care and Interpretation.
You can help by making donations of equipment or by making a regular donation of £3 per month which will help fund our training courses.
Reusable Sanitary Towels
This is a Project led by our UK Schools Lead Rebecca Lodge.
Girls in Uganda have limited access to disposable towels and this greatly inpacts on their schooling and therefore their chances in later life.
The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project sees this as an important community engagement and education project that benefits more than just conservation efforts.
A simple donation of £ 5 provides a young girl a washable / reusable towel and a lesson on feminine hygiene.
Conservation Cup and Other Education Projects
We need funds to continue running our innovative Conservation Cup Project that use sport to engage children in Wildlife Conservation
We are keen to improve the infrastructure at some of the schools including eco-toilets, solar panels and water supply all these take considerable amount money and are part of our long-term plans to support communities in Uganda.
There is also the need to continue supporting the teacher exchange programme that enables Uganda Teachers to visit schools in the UK.
Donating to the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project is very easy!
Simply click on the Donate Button below and you will be taken to our Paypal site where after answering a few questions you can make either a one-off or regular donation.
£3 per month will help us to carry out much needed wildlife conservation work, support community conservation in both the UK and Uganda or help to provide environmental education projects.
You can still donate by sending a cheque to the adress on the contacts page made payable to Queen Elizabeth Parks Project
Or donate in person at one of the Projects events or talks
The Project has ambitious plans to renovate a building in the Queen Elizabeth National Park and turn it into The QE Parks Project Geo-Centre.
The Geo-Centre will be use as a environmental and geographic education centre, a training room for Rangers and a community space for local people to come into the National Park and engage with Tourists.
We estimate this project will cost £20,000, so it is our most ambitious project yet.
The Mweya Nursery
This is a way of supporting the families of Rangers based at Mweya in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Without the Nursery School very young children would have to be sent away to boarding schools or to live with other membrs of the family.
The school allows Ranger families to stay together.
We need money to help pay for the teachers and also to buy simple educational toys and books.
Community Engagement Projects
We will continue to support the Women's Group at the village of Kagtunguru as well as looking to explore how we can support the community in other important centres around the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Project also looks for opportunities to engaged with community groups in the UK and will be increasing the number of events it attends and talks it delivers.
Every donation made to the Queen Elizabeth Parks Project gets spent on meaningful community conservation and education work.