Conservation Community

Kope Lion Project

KopeLion works to enable lasting coexistence between pastoralists and lions in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and its surrounds. Here intensifying human-wildlife conflicts has been tough on both the people and the lions. In the last decades, the lions have begun to disappear entirely from their former ranges, separating the famous Ngorongoro Crater lions from the Serengeti. The …

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Travel for Impact

Travel for Impact (TFI), based in the village of Maun, Botswana, is a social enterprise that links the travel industry with local community projects in Northern Botswana.

Elewana Land & Life Foundation

With the majority of Kenya’s very spectacular wildlife living outside National Parks on private and community land, a strong connection between local communities and their surrounding environment is paramount to the future of wildlife conservation and habitat protection.

Elephant Havens

Through habitat protection, community outreach, and the rescue and hand-rearing of young elephant orphans, Elephant Havens aims to become a leading voice in wildlife conservation awareness and wildlife protection. We envision a world in which African elephants and local communities co-exist without conflict, and where young elephant orphans are saved and reintroduced into the wild.


The Ecoexist Project seeks to reduce conflict and foster coexistence between elephants and people. In areas of heightened competition for access to water, food, and space, we find and facilitate solutions that work for both species.

Mara Elephant Project

Mara Elephant Project’s vision is to see the existence of a stable elephant population co-existing peacefully with people across the Greater Mara Ecosystem (GME). For over a decade at MEP, the Sidekick Foundation, Inc.® has been working together with MEP’s CEO Marc Goss, Kenyan stakeholders and a large team of local Maasai to build a better future for their families, Africa and the world.

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