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Friends of Conservation
60, Strand,
London, WC2N 5LR
Tel: 020 3667 7017

Schools Programme

Environmental education is a main focus and we have established Conservation Clubs in schools in the Mara area to raise awareness about conservation at an early age. Activities include planting fruits and vegetables, bird-watching and feeding and litter clean-ups.  'Rhino Watches' - guided trips into the Masai Mara National Reserve provide an opportunity to see the huge diversity of wildlife - for many this will be the first time they will experience this incredible place; their national heritage.

Communities Programme

We believe that if we help to support the alleviation of poverty through diversifying environmentally sustainable income generating activities, communities themselves will not only be able to reduce destructive practices carried out on the environment but also be encouraged it to be seen as a financial asset. This in turn will encourage the conservation of the natural resources and wildlife. 
We are working with a number of women’s groups to develop skills in bee-keeping, medicinal plants and alternative fuels. The honey produced through a community group’s hive, is sold to lodges on the Reserve as well as nearby towns. 
FOC continues to campaign for sound tourism practices inside the Masai Mara National Reserve and aims to educate tourists and tour operators to respect Kenya’s fragile ecosystem for the benefit and enjoyment of others. FOC has developed the ‘Safari Code’ ‘Beach Code’ and the ‘Traveller’s Code’ and is striving to have these principles adopted worldwide to promote tourists’ critical role in wildlife conservation.

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