We often say that this is Zululand not Disneyland but recently Disney paid a visit to Zululand, South Africa. Wildlife ACT Fund’s Tembe-Ndumo Community Conservation Project has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
The funding will be used to help establish a Children’s Bush Camp at the Bekula Community Conservation Area adjacent to Tembe Elephant Park for select grade seven classes from the communities bordering the reserves where rhinos are protected. The pilot program will serve some of the community schools in the corridor between Tembe Elephant Park and Ndumo Game Reserve, as well as other schools in the Tembe tribal area. The bush camp program will be modeled after Wildlife ACT Fund’s successful program at Somkhanda Game Reserve. The funding will also help us upgrade our in-school conservation lessons program in the community schools in KwaTembe and the Matenjwa tribal communities near Ndumo Game Reserve.
This will be the third consecutive grant that Wildlife ACT Fund has received from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for its community rhino conservation projects in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) works to protect species and habitats, and connect kids to nature to help develop lifelong conservation values. Since its founding in 1995, DWCF has supported more than 1,000 conservation programs in 112 countries. For information on Disney’s commitment to conserve nature visit www.disney.com/conservation
We couldn’t be more grateful for the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund’s continued support. Thank you so much.