Here you’ll find some of the organizations that Pangols is supporting in their efforts to protect wildlife and critical habitats. These organizations work on a variety of conservation initiatives across the world. Through your purchases, it enables us to donate directly to these organizations and help to create more opportunity for people who live around the protected areas. Read on below to learn about the work that some of our friends are currently doing.
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is a non-profit organization based in Uganda and the USA that conducts programs to protect gorillas and other wildlife from human and livestock disease risk; to reduce human and livestock diseases in the vicinity of wildlife; to increase the local use of family planning; and to use information/communication technology both to help local-level development and to educate people about the environment. It was founded by Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Lawrence Zikusoka, and Stephen Rubanga in 2002. It has a special focus on the endangered mountain gorilla and has programs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, and cooperative work with parks and wildlife areas extending into the Congo and Rwanda.
GCCoffee offers premium prices for good coffee from farmers around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas. By providing a meaningful alternative livelihood to coffee farmers around Bwindi, the impact enterprise will reduce the farmers' need to enter the gorilla habitat to poach or collect firewood to provide for their families. 20% of the net profits from every coffee bag sold is given to Conservation Through Public Health to sustain gorilla conservation and community health activities in frontline parishes around Bwindi also within the same farming communities. The sales of this coffee will allow for consumers in the US to directly change the lives of smallholder farmers and gorillas in Uganda, and they can know they are getting a great product with a great impact.
The Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) is a world leader in promoting the conservation of sloths and their habitats. SloCo is committed to working on and protecting sloths from the threats they face such as urbanization, deforestation and habitat connectivity loss. Through activities such as advocating for buried power lines, constructing forest corridors and engaging in educational initiatives, SloCo is actively working across Central and South America to bring awareness to the plight currently facing sloths. To find out more information, please go to slothconservation.com.
The Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT)is a membership-based organization of community conservancies in Northern Kenya. The NRT consists of 35 different conservancies, focused on critical work in community development and wildlife conservation. Our main partner at NRT helps to train community members on creating beaded artwork, which has led to the creation of over 1,200 jobs.