GRI would like to thank the following Project Partners for their invaluable support to the organisation:
GRI KAFUE CONSERVATION PROJECT PARTNERS ARE:
In 2014, the African Wildlife Foundation started to support the DNPW Special Anti-Poaching Unit as well as the DNPW Intelligence and Investigations Unit and a Dog Detection Team Trial.
Safari Industry Operators
Several Safari industry operators in Kafue National Park support the GRI Kafue Conservation Project through regular donations or the collection of a conservation bed night levy. These are: Jeffery & McKeith Safaris - Musekese Camp , Kafwala Camp - Busanga Trails, Kaingu Safari lodge, Mukambi Safaris Lodge and Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
The Elephant Charge is an annual 4x4 motorsport challenge in the Zambian bush. It is organized by a voluntary committee and raises funds for several conservation organisation’s throughout Zambia. Kafue Conservation Project: Outreach and Education uses the funds to cover some of our costs of delivering environmental education to schools around Kafue NP.
National Milling Corporation sponsors the “Conservation Conversations” radio program reaching the communities around Itehzi-Tehzi town on the border of Kafue NP, distributing information about environmental challenges and solutions to local communities.
GRI Elephant Orphanage Project Partners are:
The Foundation has supported GRI constantly through many fundraising activities and events, as well as providing various methods of logistical support on an ongoing basis. We are indebted to DSWF’s constant support and very proud of our close working relationship
Since 2013 the International Fund for Animal Welfare have been the major donor of the Elephant Orphanage Project. They also provide invaluable technical assistance to GRI overall. In 2013 they provided equipment and training support to the Kafue Conservation Project and in 2014 have extended their funding to education and community projects.
Pro Wildlife is a charity based in Germany, committed to the protection and conservation of wildlife. The organization’s goal is to protect species in peril due to hunting and capture for trade or habitat destruction such as logging, marine pollution or through climate change. Since its founding in 1999, Pro Wildlife has been advocating for increased legal protection of wildlife and has actively been contributing to international Conventions. Lean on administration but generous on funding, Pro Wildlife supports projects aiming at the conservation of biological diversity. Pro Wildlife inter aliafunds the rescue and care for orphaned elephants, great apes and monkeys in Africa and Asia.
Colchester Zoo is a zoological garden situated in Colchester, England. The zoo opened in 1963. It is home to over 260 different species, many of which are endangered, including big cats, primates and birds. In 1993, Colchester Zoo set up Action for the Wild to support conservation projects worldwide. Action for the Wild achieved charitable status in 2004 and works to assists conservation projects through both financial and technical assistance. Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has been supporting EOP since 2009. </P
Elephantopia started to support the GRI Elephant Orphanage Project in 2014 through collecting donations in the United States. Through this fundraising Elephantopia sponsors the costs associated with caring for Kavalamanja one of the orphaned elephant calves currently being rehabilitated at the Kafue Release Facility. Elephantopia is an initiative founded by Elizabeth Chitwood, based in Florida whose mission is to 'work locally and globally to foster a harmonious future for elephants and humans through education, action and partnerships". Elephantopia is a registered nonprofit in the state of Texas and have 501(c)3 status.
Komatsu Zambia, Suppliers of Contruction and Mining Equipment in Zambia have generously donated to the rebuild and maintenance of the GRI Elephant Orphanage Project Kafue Release Facility infrastructure.
Lafarge Zambia is the leading supplier of building materials and construction solutions provider in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). LaFarge Zambia generously donated $100,000 in 2012 to build Lilayi Elephant Nursery.
Other GRI Partners are:
Panthera is an important partner to GRI and is providing great support to the projects policy work. Panthera and GRI also previously collaborated around a research project on the illegal bushmeat trade in Zambia.
KPMG is a generous sponsor of the Community Outreach and Education Programme, which allows the future leaders of Zambia to learn about the importance of conservation and environmental protection. .
Elephant Charge is an annual 4x4 motorsport challenge in the Zambian bush. It is organized by a voluntary committee and raises funds for several conservation organisation’s throughout Zambia.