On October 4, GlobeGuards organized the largest auction of nature experiences at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem. For the 12th time, member organizations of GlobeGuards were given the opportunity to submit unique nature experiences offered for auction. Leo Foundation was also present.
The auction raised 6,500 euros for the protection of large carnivores. Part goes to the training and equipment of our lion guards in Cameroon. Around the Waza National Park in North Cameroon, these specialized park rangers will continue their dedicated work in protecting and monitoring the resident lion population. They also provide education programs at schools.
The other portion of the amount raised through the auction will aid the nature education program that is being set up in Nepal. In close collaboration with the National Trust for Nature Conservation, several initiatives will be initiated to prevent conflicts between local people and carnivores. By raising awareness and providing practical tools, people will become more involved in the protection of tigers and fishing cats.
Before the auction and dinner, guest of honor speaker General Tom Middendorp gave an inspiring lecture about his work as a ‘climate general’. He discussed the growing gap between needs and demands, and therefore the need to invest in circularity.
“Think big, act small, start somewhere”
Leo Foundation is grateful to GlobeGuards, Burgers’ Zoo and our sponsors for this day. Fundraising through the auction is an important source of supporting local communities and initiatives to protect large carnivores.
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