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New rhino calf (one day old)  [more]

New orphaned elephant calf This calf was left behind when an elephant herd was chased off some crops. The message from camp is: [more]

Eliska has arrived safely Letter from Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express [more]

Letter to DHL employees re rhino (Eliska) translocation One of the things of which I am most proud is the support DHL has given to supporting animal conservation. [more]

Welcome

The Beginnings

The George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust was formed in England in 1979 to raise funds for the work being done in the Kora National Park in northern Kenya by George Adamson and his assistant Tony Fitzjohn.  This work was reflected in famous and iconic films and books such as Born Free, To Walk with Lions, My Pride and Joy and Born Wild. Much changed in 1989 when Tony Fitzjohn was invited to Tanzania to begin the rescue and rehabilitation of the Mkomazi Game Reserve, 3,270 square kilometres of African bush which, together with Tsavo National Park in Kenya on its northern boundary, forms one of the largest protected ecosystems in Africa. It saw the beginning of an extraordinary Project which continued for over thirty years and marked the founding of our Trust. It was named after and in memory of George Adamson, legendary wildlife conservationist, who was later murdered in the course of his work in 1989. 

For the Mkomazi Project click here

In 2019 the Tanzanian Government began to take over The Mkomazi Project. It provided our opportunity to return full time to Kora to begin a new chapter in the Trust story.

For the new Kora Project, click here