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Zambian Carnivore Programme- Wildebeest in Liuwa

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Scott Brennan via Crowdrise
December 08, 2012

Hi All, Thanks in advance for any support you might offer to the African NGO sponsoring Angela's Fulbright!  See more

BENEFITING: PHILANTHROPIC VENTURES FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Angela

Scott Brennan

THE STORY:

Angela Brennan wrote -

I have some exciting news… As a doctoral student at Montana State University, I’ve been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work with the Zambian Carnivore Programme on its mission is to restore large mammal populations. To read more about the Zambian Carnivore Programme click here. Zambia is home to all of Africa’s iconic animals, including elephants, wildebeest, zebra, lions, African wild dog, cheetah and hyena. But with all this biodiversity and beauty, comes vulnerability to the impacts of illegal poaching and unsustainable land use.

The Zambian Carnivore Programme has many tools to address such threats. First and foremost, they rely on science-based research to direct conservation strategies, which is where I come in. I will be spending 9 months in Zambia’s Liuwa Plain National Park tracking wildebeest during their migration in order to understand what affects their survival and reproduction. This wildebeest population is recovering from decades of poaching and overharvest, and their conservation is necessary to support the many plant communities and carnivore populations in the region.

To read more about my work in Zambia see Montana State University's news story.

Though we have the expertise to gather a lot of information for wildebeest conservation, there is a lot of work to do and money is tight. As most of the work requires moving around the greater Liuwa area to monitor animals and remove traps, the greatest need is transportation.

So here’s what I’m asking…
I am helping the Zambian Carnivore Programme raise $35,000 for vehicles to support our work on wildebeest conservation, and I am asking that you make a contribution to this cause. Though this site says we're benefiting Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, this organization sponsors the Zambian Carnivore Programme - so don't worry all donations go to the right place!

To reward the big donations, we will give each of our top three donors the opportunity to name a vehicle! While we are in the field, we will provide regular updates and photos to all of our donors. To get this competition started, I am going to set the bar and donate $500.

Though it would be cool to have your name on a truck in the African savanna, any amount will help us reach our goal. So, make a tax deductible donation as a gift to a friend or family member during this holiday season. Make a donation because you want to help ensure the survival of wild African animals or to help bolster Zambia’s wildlife ecotourism sector. Make a donation because you love me and you want to make me happy. Better yet, you could join the team and raise money on your own – it’s super simple on this fancy website and all contributions are tax deductible!

Angela

P.S. Any money raised above our goal will go toward other equipment costs necessary to run our research camp. After my work is completed, all vehicles and equipment will continue to be used by the Zambian Carnivore Programme to support their many conservation projects. Donor names can be removed from the vehicles at any time, per donor request. Don't make your donation anonymous if you want to name a vehicle.

$1,190

MONEY RAISED
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  • Molly Ayre-Svingen

    $35

  • Kate and Vern Blystone

    $50

  • Martin Johnson

    $100

  • Amy and Brian Frykman

    $50

  • Team Torres

     

  • Melissa Branson & Jason Delmue

    $50

  • Estrella

    $25

  • The Spitler Family

    $30

  • Shane Powell

    $50

  • Tim and Jennifer Herzog

    $100

  • Anonymous#2

    $500

  • Dr Carol Ann Woody

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $25,421 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Angela Brennan

Amount Raised

$24,231

 

69% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Brennan

Amount Raised

$1,190

Donor Comments

Dr  Carol Ann Woody

Dr Carol Ann Woody

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous#2

Anonymous#2

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Tim and Jennifer Herzog

Tim and Jennifer Herzog

DONATION: $100

While I was hoping this might go into the equipment fund (say, for fabulous motorcycle boots!), jeeps seem very important, too. So excited for you both, and for the armchair travels we'll all get to enjoy along the way! 5 years ago

Shane Powell

Shane Powell

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Spitler Family

The Spitler Family

DONATION: $30

Go Team Brennan! We really support your work. 5 years ago

Estrella

Estrella

DONATION: $25

Best of luck on your incredible adventure! 5 years ago

Melissa Branson & Jason Delmue

Melissa Branson & Jason Delmue

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Team Torres

Team Torres

5 years ago

Amy and Brian Frykman

Amy and Brian Frykman

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson

DONATION: $100

5 years ago