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Park infrastructure TANAPA very kindly lent us their bulldozer to put in a water pan close to our camp, to be used hopefully by the small elephant herds that move around our camp for many months of the year.  TANAPA have also constructed a water pan in between their HQ and our camp in an area called Norbanda, and this is now used by wildlife, most significantly the small elephant herds. [more]

Wild dogs and Mr BRRRRR The wild dogs are breeding well and we have recently taken a family of 6 wild dogs (3 brothers, 3 sisters) over to the reintroduction compound on the Tsavo / Mkomazi border for release. [more]

Rhinos With the help of Daryll Pleasants of White Paw Training, we have brought in two tracker dogs (Belgian Mallinois breed) to help with the anti-poaching patrols for the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary.  TANAPA are supportive of this and their Chief Park Warden, Ecologist and Veterinary Officers have been here to help advise on this new project.  The tracker dogs are still young and in training and we have had fantastic help with both highly skilled training and the provision of equipment from Daryll and Donna Pleasants.  The tracker dog team also went to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and Ol Pejeta Ranch in Kenya for initial training. [more]

About us

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.

Originally called the Kora Wildlife Preservation Trust,  George, in 1988,  asked that the name be changed to the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust so that projects could be undertaken that were not confined to Kora. Since then, substantial effort has gone in to the restoration of the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania as well as advice and aid being made available to Kora, when requested, in continuation of Adamson's dream of an Africa with wild and natural areas where animals can remain free.

So far, nearly two million dollars has been invested in this unique undertaking with funds provided by small groups of dedicated individuals as well as the generous backing of corporate sponsors and institutions. In addition, we continue to enjoy the full support of the Tanzanian Government, for whom the Mkomazi Game Reserve remains a National Priority Project. The Mkomazi project now directly employs over 40 Tanzanian personnel. We believe it to be one of the more important wildlife projects in Africa today.

To continue to contribute to this vital science, and the education it provides, we have worked closely with the Royal Geographical Society on their major expeditions to Kora National Park and Mkomazi Game Reserve. We have also had the benefit of the knowledge and expertise of our late chairman, Dr. Keith Eltringham of Cambridge University, who was one of the UK's leading zoological experts and a man who spent many years in the field specializing in the larger mammals and endangered species of Africa.

Our endeavours have been greatly enhanced by the cooperation of the sister trusts whose contact details appear on the contact page