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The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project


'CONNECTING PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE'

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Without the support of the local community there can be no meaningful wildlife conservation!

The Project visits community groups both in Uganda and the UK  to talk about wildlife conservation and is keen to engage with people and explore their role within conservation, cultural exchange and community empowerment.

 

In Uganda the Project supports the work of the QENP's Community Team and seeks to support those communities involved in ecotourism initiatives, social enterprises and environmental improvements.

 

 

How you can help?

 

The Project has a number of key community projects for 2019.

We are seeking funds to convert a redundant Park building into a training centre so that local people can improve and develop thier skills and start up ecotourism venture by offering lessons in making traditional African crafts to tourists.

 

The Project is also keen to encourage tourists to use local guides and community trails and will look to set up training events to aid this activity

 

To the right you can see Project  Co-founder Charles Etoru engaging with the local community through the medium of dance!

 

The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project has supported some communities in Uganda through assisting with tourism based craft and other income generating activities.

 

The picture below shows the Katunguru Women's Group representative meeting with our Chair of Trustees. 

The Project attends community based events in the UK to talk about wildlife conservation and the work of Park Rangers.

 

We are happy to give talks to any size of group or organisation

The picture below was taken at a community event in Leicester.

The Queen Elizabeth Parks Project encourages and supports environmental voluntering.

 

We are especially keen on encouraging students to get involved in all aspects of our Project.

 

 

Community Conservation Projects

 

The Community Team at the Queen Elizabeth National Park have been involved in a wide range of initiatives aimed at protecting wildlife while supporting the local community and ensuring they benefit from the presence of the National Park and its Visitors.

 

A percentage of the income from the National Park is reinvested in local projects and it this funding that means that everyone who visits the National Park is also supporting local people.

 

One project which both generates an income for people whilst also helping to prevent intrusions into people's homes by elephants is beekeeping.

 

Bees are a well-known elephant deterent and by keeping hives around the edge of a village there are the added benefits of the honey as well as improved plant pollination.

 

A truly sustainable wildlife conservation solution!

 

 

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 £50 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

 

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