In July this year I will be travelling to Kenya to undertake a 3 week cheetah conservation research project with serendipity wildlife foundation. The serendipity wildlife foundation is a non government organization that working around the world to protect and conserve wildlife and its habitats and providing and coordinating volunteers to assist with wildlife projects.
The project will be conducted at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, July 2021. We are required to be actively involved in this project by travelling to Kenya and engaging in-field activity and being part of the team. Even this is a considerable amount of investment, I felt it’s worthwhile to accept the selection as the experience and skills can be used with Leopard conservation in Sri Lanka, which is something that we really have to consider. And of course I’ll keep everyone updated right throughout the project!
I feel much privileged to be selected from 1000’s of candidates worldwide. The remaining 11 team members come from Sri Lanka, England, Australia, USA , the Netherlands and Canada.
However, there is a cost involved as below:
- Accommodation/meals/ travel charges in Kenya - $1650 (approximately Rs. 304887.00)
- Air fare is $700 (approximately Rs. 127,400) if purchased early.
- Additional 4 day trip to the Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha - $700 (approximately Rs. 127,400)
It is going to cost me over $3000 ( Including air fare and other paper work) . As I am unable to afford this alone, I would appreciate any support that you can give me towards the funding of the research work.
Any donation you can give will be a massive help! Thank you so much for your support. I will keep everyone updated on how my fundraising is going and what I get up to in Kenya!
If you are from Sri Lanka and would like to donate, you can send it to the following details:
Bank Account Details (local and overseas transfers):
Bank Name: Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC , Baddegama Branch
Account No.: 8002273583
Account Name: A K P Madushani
If you want to have a look at what I will be doing, here is a link to the CSI website: https://www.csiwildlife.org/
Also you can see my pictures here in https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfromthebush/ I have already attached few photos in the profile as well.
You can support buying the pictures as well : https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/the-girl-from-the-bush
Cover photo credits: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammal...