George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trustelephants


Outreach GAWPT has always wanted to help construct a VTC.  With the great backing and support of the Suzuki Rhino Club, we were able to raise funds from the Suzuki Rhino Club ambassadors, the Watoto Foundation, Wilde Ganzen and the Fentener van Vlissingens.  Noud van Hout of the Watoto Foundation has overseen all the construction of the VTC and this is nearing completion. [more]

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]

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

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

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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