Anyone, no matter what their background, can help the cause for wildlife conservation in Africa. We would love for you to contact us and tell us how you can help. Below are some of the ways you can do this. You may find that you fall into more than one category and that you can help in multiple ways.
So, what is the solution? How can we help? With tremendous links to Africa, we are fully aware that tourism to this beautiful continent is going to be significantly impacted for some time yet. It’s vital we are able to find a way to give back in some new way that supports the incredible people and initiatives that work so hard to protect and conserve Africa’s wildlife. Through the Zambesi Conservation Alliance and our initiatives, we hope to be able to remind people of this precious resource, ensuring future generations can experience and enjoy all that Africa has to give – and we know with your help we can do just that.
A propagator spreads the word by helping to create awareness for wildlife conservation in Africa. They do this through their own media channels and networks e.g. word-of-mouth, social media, email, WhatsApp etc...
Use of the #WeShareAfrica and #SportForConservation hashtags is encouraged in all aspects when sharing relevant media about African conservation and wildlife. Verified propagators will be allowed to use the #WeShareAfrica and #SportForConservation buttons as part of their media collateral. This identifies them as true supporters of conservation in Africa and elevates their status in society.
A patron is someone that decides to give some of their personal funds towards the cause for wildlife conservation in Africa. There is no minimum amount to donate. Funds may be donated using our Zambesia Conservation Alliance payment platforms on our website. Patrons will be given a certificate from the Zambesia Conservation Alliance confirming that they are now a patron for wildlife conservation in Africa. Patrons that donate in excess of US$500 towards the cause will have an additional special gift sent to them thanking them for their contribution.
Influencers already have a large following and could for example include celebrities, sports icons and media personalities. They are in a strong position to immediately create significant awareness for wildlife conservation in Africa. They are also poised to significantly attract Propagators and Patrons to join in and support the movement. The Zambesia Conservation Alliance has initiated the movement #SportForConservation which sports icons (especially with links to Africa) can use to elevate their own platforms, e.g. The Conservation Games.
Cheerleaders give of their own personal time to help drive the cause. They go one step further than Propagators by volunteering to help the operational wheels of the Zambesia Conservation Alliance turn smoothly. They will be recognised as Ambassadors for the cause and personally acknowledged on the Zambesia Conservation Alliance website and social media channels. They will also receive a certificate confirming them as true conservation supporters. They will have full access to use of Zambesia branding and movement collateral.
Sponsors are deemed to be either an organisation or a significant patron that drives large scale funding and contributions towards the cause. They may choose to get on board with certain movements or products that best suit their profile, or they may wish to remain more in the background. We will work with sponsors to ensure that we can create win-win scenarios with them.
Industry partners are predominantly tourism related establishments who partner with and adopt the Zambesia Conservation platform as one of their main tools to drive conservation awareness and funding. Industry partners already have significant reach into tourism marketplaces, have an existing supplier network and have personal interaction with heroes on the conservation front line in Africa. They can harness these audiences to help The Zambesia Conservation Alliance perform its role, which is to source funding and drive it towards deserving frontline efforts that are officially recognised entities.
Frontline Heroes are the people and organisations that are directly involved in conservation on the ground. They drive hope and share results and they have been selected and identified to benefit from the funds raised by the Zambesia Conservation Alliance. They will be allowed to display the official Zambesia Conservation Alliance badges in their collateral, thus raising their profile and status as a verified and trusted conservation organization.Donate Now