Working with National Parks
The primary purpose of Foundation Five is the safeguarding of all creatures great and small, especially but not exclusively ‘the Big Five’ in Africa. Activities in each National Park will depend upon the local needs of that National Park and its associated communities. Activities include the prevention of poaching and cruelty to animals, conservation of associated ecosystems and sustainable forest management.
Key objectives within the National Parks are to:
Protect wildlife assets
Develop wildlife tourism
Improve legislation and enforcement
Generate public interest
Carbon neutral and carbon offsets
National Park Management
Ranger training and equipment
Park Control and Coordination Centres
Transportation & logistics
Roads and infrastructure improvements
Vetinary support and associated capture teams
Renewable energy and waste management
Removal of snares and traps
Improve Vetinary support
Wildlife community deconfliction programs and human wildlife conflicts.
Community response to wildlife incidents. Problem Animal Control
Anti poaching patrols
Aerial reconnaissance and support
Water and grazing / food for wildlife
Carbon credit schemes
Baseline survey and ongoing measurement.
Community awareness programs
Gap analysis - essentials of life (Water, Food, Shelter, Health, Livelihoods access to firewood)
Legacy issues including community access to the Park (hunting, firewood)
Wildlife conflicts and legacy issues. Death and injury. Loss of livestock and disease, damage to crops. Water and grazing for livestock.
Identify community needs, priorities and benefits.
Relocation and compensation programs
Transparent park revenue sharing schemes
Generation of tourist revenues for further conservation and development
Development and improvement of facilities to provide a high quality visitor experience and enable an increase in visitor numbers and spend
Development of the National Park Brand with international marketing
Creation of material to raise the media profile and promote the Park.