South West charities launch campaign to protect Uganda’s oldest National Park

15 January 2020

Two South West charities have joined forces to protect Uganda’s oldest and largest national park, Murchison Falls, in an innovative project designed to help people and animals thrive alongside each other. 

The ‘Living with Wildlife’ appeal is a partnership between Bath-based Send a Cow which supports families in rural Africa and the African conservation charity, Tusk, based in Dorset. 

Working together, the two organisations hope to raise £760,000 for a new project which will support over 7,000 vulnerable families living on the outskirts of the National Park and protect the animals that live within it. Better still, the initiative has the backing of the UK government who will double all donations to the ‘Living with Wildlife’ appeal.

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma said: ‘I am proud that UK aid is backing the Living with Wildlife appeal to help build sustainable businesses in Uganda that will work to preserve the country’s unique natural environment.’