Thika Foundation is a non-profit organisation run by Thika Travellers. Our goal is to bring conservation to a higher level by supporting projects that, for various reasons, make this world a more sustainable place.
Nature is under threat, worldwide. In the majority of countries populations are rising rapidly, increasingly creating human – wildlife conflicts . Pollution and emissions cause climates to change. Often already sensitive habitats are being overgrazed or inappropriately handled for mining, fishing and deforestation. Poaching ‘for the pot’ is rapidly overtaken by syndicate run commercial poaching and bush meat trade. Change is needed and can be achieved. Carefully avoiding to take on ‘the whole world’, the Thika Foundation wants to contribute to the protection and conservation of tracts of fragile nature and its inhabitants: local communities and the wildlife. The focus lies on Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and Latin America by supporting various existing nature conservation projects. By preference these projects are rooted within individual countries and their local communities. Read our entire vision.
What Do We Do?
We support projects that protect endangered species. We will do so by financing specific and clearly defined – additional - initiatives that contribute to existing activities.
We support projects that work with local communities by connecting them to their environment. They teach about protecting livestock and crops from wildlife without violent encounters with that wildlife.
We support communities surrounding the nature and wildlife. The only way to set up a permanent protection system is with the local communities. Hence, we support education by providing tuition and materials.