As is tradition on October 4th, the Day of Nature took place in Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem. The organisation of the event is in the hands of Globe Guards, a partnership between 16 organisations active in international nature conservation.
The Leo Foundation is also a participant. The Day of Nature is a festive evening at which nature experiences are being auctioned. The total proceeds for all participants is 80,000 euros! Of which 3,600 euros is intended for us.
The Leo Foundation, in cooperation with Royal Burgers’ Zoo, auctioned a day at the zoo including an exclusive tour behind the scenes. The proceeds of this item go to our lion guards project. They are active in Cameroon to monitor wildlife and to educate local communities about the importance of large carnivores. Our second item was the adoption of a student, to raise a budget for a new bushcamp in Cameroon. Last year, 240 children got acquainted with nature conservation this way. As many as 8 students were “adopted”, giving us good hope that we will be able to organise a bushcamp this year as well.
Are you interested in taking part of next year’s Day of Nature? Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.