What non-hunting conservation groups should I donate to?

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  1. tigris115

    tigris115 AH Enthusiast

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    Ok, so to make a long story short, I was just browsing the web as I usually do and I saw a Guardian article on how indigenous people get screwed over six ways from Sunday in the name of wildlife conservation. Now I love donating to conservation and I dislike having a dirty concise. I assumed that since there are people there who have worked with conservation organizations, I'd like your 2 cents on how I should donate.
     

  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    ???
     
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    Just a suggestion, book a trip to Africa, ((your choice of countries) pay the P.H. his daily rate, pay the trophy fees for the animals, (shoot or don't, again, your choice) and watch where your money is going. Visit with the trackers, skinners, staff, anti-poaching patrols, and see how far your dollars go in their economy. You will have delivered the money exactly where it will do the most good and NONE of it will
    be siphoned off for any fundraising or to politicians. You will have a clear conscience, as do I. Good luck on your trip, it will change your life.
     

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    IdaRam BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    I commend your desire to support wildlife conservation.
    Would be very interested to hear what “The Guardian” had to say. Can you post a link? You might treat it with a healthy dose of scepticism until you’ve verified the content.
    In answer to your question, I’m not sure there are any non-hunting conservation organizations :D Yes, there is some good natured sarcasm there, but some seriousness too.
    You could consider some orgs such as Conservation Force (sponsor here) and DAPU (Dande Anti Poaching Unit) although they are not necessarily non-hunting orgs.
    Wherever you choose to send your hard earned cash, choose wisely. There are plenty that will happily take your money, but little will pass through to where you thin it is going.
     
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    The link is where it says "a Guardian article."
     

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    I read the article. You have to go and meet the people affected to understand. Africa is different, if you own the land you own the animals on it. I also understand the relocation of indigenous people, i live in Oklahoma. Poaching is poaching, pure and simple. They know what is right and wrong, they chose poaching. Very hard to balance hunger and poverty with land rights. I don't agree with the mine either, but the guardian article is VERY short on facts and LONG on tugging on your feelings. Again, go and meet the people. It will change your life
     

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    Good suggestion Mike.
     

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    @tigris115, i can certainly give you more info on conservation lake Tanganyika.
    Essentially this is a non profit organization that we set up several years ago to protect the biodiversity of Nsumbu national park and the tondwa game management area.
    both craig and myself give our time for free to this. Craig does the majority of the work on the ground up there.
    With all the hard work, we have now a joint operation with the Frankfurt Zoological Society for whom craig now works full time. CLT still operates alongside the FZS project.
    There are a whole bunch of details I can share with you on pm or email if you’d like.
     
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    Philip Glass LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Elite

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    SCI Foundation would most likely be a fit for you. They balance wildlife conservation, education, and humanitarian works. Most all nonhunting related charities are corrupt and are against what we do as Hunter Conservationists.
    Philip
     
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    I'm also a fan of African Parks because they try their best to involve the locals.
     

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    AP do good work all over, they have a large presence in Zambia with Liuwa and Bangweulu.
    Overall a massive operation throughout africa.
     

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    Here's another question for hunters/PH's.

    What conservation organizations have had the biggest presence in your area?
    I know that AP has a massive presence in places like Zambia and the WCS has a big presence in the Congo.
     

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