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People We were honoured that the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda and his wife Tunu, were able to take the time to travel to Gonja to lay the foundation stone of the Gonja Mheza Vocational Training Centre (VTC).  Also there were Ted van Dam and Dik Dekker of the Suzuki Rhino Club; Anne Kilango Malecela, the MP for Same; the District Commissioner, Herman Kapufi and many other regional, district and town officials. [more]

Rhino and Mr BRRRR The two rhino calves are doing extremely well and we are hopeful that there will be two more births over the next few months. One of our senior rhino trackers has been working with Dr Peter Morkel and Dr Idrissa Chuma in the Serengeti National Park on rhino conservation.  Pete was then able to travel to Mkomazi with TANAPA. [more]

Infrastructure We are continuing to work with TANAPA on the road maintenance in the park.  The rains are now taking hold so the work that has been done on the main access roads by the Trust’s plant machinery has been timely.  We are also working with TANAPA on a big project to develop another large water source in Mkomazi National Park for the elephant herds and other wildlife (oryx, buffalo, zebra, giraffe etc).  Elephant numbers continue to be much lower than in previous years, which can only be due to the massive poaching on the Kenya side of the border. [more]

25th anniversary held at the Royal Georgraphical Society On September 25th the trust celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Mkomazi Project with a reception at the Royal Geographical Society in the presence of our patron HRH Princess Michael of Kent and HRH Prince Michael. Some 150 supporters and funders enjoyed the premier of a new film, produced by Jake Thomson, Astrid Harbord and Henry Morley, on Tony Fitzjohn’s life in Africa. That was followed by a stirring speech by Elisaria Nnko, the project’s Operations Manager and the longest serving employee at Mkomazi. Many of those present had met Elisaria in Tanzania over the years so it was a real treat to have him in London and witness the pride he takes in the project. [more]

How to donate

1) Become a Friend of The George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust

Much of the core funding of the trust comes from the Friends of GAWPT - a dedicated group of individuals founded in 1989. There is an annual Friends dinner held in London and Friends are invited to other occasional events such as Tony Fitzjohn's recent lectures at the Royal Geographical Society, charity sports events and art gallery previews. Friends receive regular reports and newsletters

To become a Friend, the subscription is £50 a month. Please print this form (see note below) and send it to:

George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust
16a Park View Road
London N3 2JB
United Kingdom

Note: the form has a "Gift Aid" section. A donor must be a UK tax payer and pay tax equal to, or more than, the tax deducted from the donation. He/she can cancel this agreement at any time by writing to GAWPT. If you pay tax at a higher rate, you can claim further tax relief in you Self Assessment tax return. If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid relief, please contact GAWPT or obtain leaflet IR113 from your local tax office. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact our office.

2) Make a donation

Single donations can be made online via Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving, or by cheque to the address shown on our contact page

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Note about volunteering

Many people are kind enough to offer their services, in a voluntary capacity, for either the Tanzanian or Kenyan projects. Our agreement with the Tanzanian and Kenya governments means that we can only employ nationals of those countries so, sadly, it is not possible to accommodate volunteers

For those who wish to help in their home countries, volunteering also presents difficulties. The way we are structured does not really call for volunteers.  Our fundraising is carried out within a tight network of trusts and individuals rather than a wide range of activities. We are happy to keep your details on file in case circumstances change