Saving wildlife
Starts with people

Help us protect wildlife by supporting communities

 
 

Saving wildlife
Starts with people

Help us protect wildlife by supporting communities

 
 

Saving wildlife
Starts with people

Help us protect wildlife by supporting communities.

You can help people in Nepal and Kenya set up sustainable ways to make a living and protect the incredible wildlife they live alongside

DONATE NOW

Donate to ZSL For People For Wildlife by 31 December and the UK government will match every pound you give, up to a total of £2million, so your donation will make double the difference.

The futures of people and wildlife are intertwined

Around the world, animals face extinction. At ZSL we believe saving wildlife starts with people.
On the edges of national parks in Nepal and Kenya, people live side-by-side with wild animals.

Life is tough. Crops are trampled by elephants and livestock attacked by tigers. Families must risk their lives entering the forest to gather firewood and graze cattle, practices that damage wildlife habitats.

Under pressure, some people are pushed to wildlife crime, like hunting bushmeat to feed their families. Worse still, they can become vulnerable to exploitation by the international illegal wildlife trade.

Independent, sustainable livelihoods

We’re teaming up with these communities to help them set up sustainable livelihoods – like dairies, ecotours, guesthouses, beauty salons and tailor shops. We help with start-up costs, train nature guides and develop of other peaceful ways to live alongside wildlife.

With reliable income and their families’ future secure, they’re empowered to protect the forest and its wildlife. Helping it to regrow and thrive.

How can a tailor save a tiger?

Discover how sustainable livelihoods are already making a difference in Nepal

Gayatri, a smiling nepalese talor

Gayatri, 34

tailor

Father mother and daughter smiling nepalese

Krishna, 39

guesthouse owner

Binita, 36

fisherwoman

Durga, 32

Durga, 32

dairy farmer

Manju, 23

nature guide

Rita a smiling asian beautician

Rita, 24

beautician

Other ways to support our For People For Wildlife appeal

Buy a donation gift in our online shop

 

Treat your friends and family to a life-changing gift – enabling people in Nepal and Kenya to build sustainable livelihoods, escape poverty and protect their wildlife.
Take a look at what your money could buy in ZSL’s online shop.
Pick your pressie and we’ll send your loved one a gift card complete with a personalised message.
Shop now
Pop in to our For People For Wildlife popup this October!

 

Explore a little bit of Nepal at our popup in Carnaby – open every day in October. Get involved in the story, meet our wildlife ambassadors, and find out how you can help people in Nepal set up livelihoods and protect local wildlife.
We’ll see you there!

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Thursday: 10:00-20:00
Sunday: 11:00-18:00

 

Fundraise For People For Wildlife

 

Organise a fundraising event, at home, or at work.
Host a coffee morning, Bake-off competition, BBQ or do a sponsored run!

 

Set up a JustGiving page to help amazing people build independent futures, and preserve and protect the wildlife they live alongside.
Visit JustGiving

How will my money help?

Whether it’s beauty supplies to start a salon, fencing for safeguarding crops, or training to become an eco-guide, your money will make a real difference to real people’s lives - and those of the wildlife around them.

Donations will help to tackle a range of threats to people and wildlife. Public donations will help wildlife through science, education and conservation. Matched funding from the UK government, unlocked by public donations, will help communities in Nepal and Kenya to build sustainable livelihoods, escape poverty and protect local wildlife.
DONATE NOW

Donate to ZSL by 31 December and the UK government will match every pound you give, up to a total of £2million, so your donation will make double the difference.

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