Established in 1997 by the late Nelson Mandela, the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and the late Dr Anton Rupert, the Peace Parks Foundation recognized the importance of cross-border collaboration in nature conservation and the potential of peace parks to contribute to sustainable development. Almost twenty five years later, Southern Africa’s transfrontier conservation areas (also known as peace parks) account for a combined landmass the size of France and Spain. As a result, wild animals and tourists, are able to move across borders where once there were fences. In this manner, ecosystems are managed as a unified entity. If not for the establishment of peace parks, these wildlife areas would not obtain the necessary protection and resources. They currently have a plethora of community health campaigns rolling out across their peace parks communities to procure and distribute protective gear, carbolic soap, hand sanitizers, water dispensers and water buckets.
If you’d like to help by supporting one household or many, every contribution will assist in reaching the more than 75 000 households that Peace Parks identified as needing essential equipment and information.