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Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund

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THE STORY:

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa by developing sustainable economic benefits for local Maasai communities.

The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa's grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The fate of both rests with the Maasai themselves as they work to figure out how to benefit from their incredible natural resources while preserving them.

That's what MWCT is all about...a pioneering partnership between professional conservationists and dynamic young Maasai leaders to show that the Maasai community can thrive, not just survive, by managing their ecosystem wisely.

MWCT's efforts are focused on the Maasai communities and landscapes of the Chyulu Hills area, within the world-famous Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem. This is Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa", deep cloud forests on hills over the savannah teeming with wildlife and Mt. Kilimanjaro rising out of the plains. The Maasai communities of this area own all of the land between the protected National Parks and within their land lie critical wildlife migration corridors and habitat reserves, forests that are carbon sinks and rivers and springs that supply the fresh water not only to this ecosystem but to more than 7 million people in Kenya, including the 2nd largest city.

MWCT funds and operates programs that promote economic benefits from conserving this ecosystem. Lease payments for conservancy zones, carbon credits, payments for watershed protection, sustainable eco-tourism, wildlife monitoring and security, conservation and tourism employment...these are just some of the ways MWCT is creating a cutting edge model of successful community-based conservation. And these benefits go where the community needs them most: Education and Health programs.

And we need your help! Lions, elephants, great herds of antelopes...and the Maasai. These are treasures the whole world cherishes.

Here on Crowdrise you can always check out our high-priority Projects and cool campaigns to support this work. This is where we rally to let you know what we're working on and get you involved!

Join the Maasai Team...you'll have a blast, learn a ton and meet great people!

Asante Sana!!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,889

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maximus

    $50

  • Tsar Jaime Jamesovna

    $50

  • TAMARA BLACKBURN

    $50

  • Kay Cottle

    $50

  • Sharon

    $40

  • corrine barcia

    $5

  • DANIELE MIGLIORINI

    $5

  • Jakub Bajer

    $50

  • Alecia Tumpap

    $29

  • Jennifer Kehle

    $75

  • Carlos Solorzano

    $50

  • Christina La Ferrera

    $5

  • Heather Maringo

    $20

  • Emily Newberg

    $36

  • Trina Bolton

    $45

  • Natalie M.

    $50

  • Amber Rumpf

    $29

  • Lisa Ray

    $25

  • Hayley Stirling

    $50

  • Autism - Just a cloud- The Cloud of Children

    $5

  • Alia Holle

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $6

  • Stephanie Dunn

    $20

  • emily hunt

    $60

  • Alessandra Crivelli

    $2

  • Betty Davis

    $60

  • Betty Davis

    $50

  • Katalina Bernal

    $10

  • Timothy Chen

    $20

  • Chelsea Reynaud

    $15

  • Ellen

    $20

  • Nicole Rodger

    $15

  • Moritz Bohm

    $10

  • Rosa Kusbiantoro

    $10

  • Erinn Seifert

    $50

  • Kim Fitzgerald Starzyk

    $250

  • Bob

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  • kimberly eckroth

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  • Katherine Schmerzler

    $16

  • Brigitta Darmadji

    $20

  • Neal Ferrazzani

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Neal

    $10

  • Allyson

    $25

  • Holly Von

    $10

  • Edu Cafe

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  • Ryan Dixon

    $150

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  • Julia Ringel

    $20

  • Angel Henschel

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The Team: $1,889 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sophia Bush

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$1,572

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Kim Fitzgerald Starzyk

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$250

 

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Julia Ringel

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$20

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Angel Jennifer

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becca beale

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Jessica Correia

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Donor Comments

Angel Henschel

Angel Henschel

DONATION: $20

11 months ago

Julia Ringel

Julia Ringel

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Mrs. Bush, my name is Katie Daniel. I am a freshman student at Columbia College Chicago (go Chicago!) and you are one of the people who inspire me and who I look up to the most. I am currently doing a study in accessing celebrities with an emphasis on my role models. I am wanting to pick the brains of my role models about their thoughts on self-confidence, insecurities, finding your voice, and a lot of other things that teenage girls (especially those with mental illnesses such as anxiety, like myself) have to face. You were the first person who came to my mind because as fan-girlish as this will sound, watching your character grow on OTH and then realizing that you were actually that thoughtful and influential in real life was so amazing to me, and I have been following your causes and looking up to you ever since. If you would please be so kind as to shoot me an email, I would so appreciate the opportunity to pick your brain because I think that you are a person who truly knows how important things like learning to love yourself are (your Monday Mantras on Instagram only prove this fact further.) My email is katie.daniel6@gmail.com. Thank you so much for reading! 2 years ago

Ryan Dixon

Ryan Dixon

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Matt Olivar

Matt Olivar

3 years ago

Edu Cafe

Edu Cafe

DONATION: $200

Our planet is our home, animals and plants and flowers are our brothers and sisters. To the people of East Africa and to the whole world. 4 years ago

Holly Von

Holly Von

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Allyson

Allyson

DONATION: $25

You're extraordinary. Inspirational. I appreciate so much all that you do on Crowdrise and in the field. 5 years ago

Neal

Neal

DONATION: $10

I can't stop giving to you guys. Your work amazes me. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago