New Charity Partnership for the PHF
Published 5 Nov, 2018
The Pygmy Hippo Foundation Partners with Flora & Fauna International
It was a great pleasure to welcome so many of you at our fundraising event hosted by Hummingbird Resources at Bonhams auction house on 19 June. The evening raised approx. £80,000, which was split equally between the Pygmy Hippo Foundation (‘PHF’) and Tusk charities. Thank you all once again for your generous support.
Since that event, the PHF is pleased to have formed a partnership with Flora and Fauna International (‘FFI’), the world’s first international wildlife conservation organisation. The partnership between the two charities will focus on the Sapo National Park in Liberia, West Africa, with the aim of maximising the impact of your donations by carrying out valuable work on the ground.
FFI currently has a set of conservation programmes active in Sapo National Park and the PHF has committed £40,000 towards furthering the scope of these programmes. This will in turn increase the potential benefit to the critically endangered Pygmy Hippo population. Specifically, the funds will go towards three key activities:
1. Training of community forest guards to effectively monitor and protect Pygmy Hippo populations;
2. Identify important conservation forest corridors in south eastern Liberia, near to the Sapo National Park and surrounding forest blocks;
3. Survey and identify Pygmy Hippo hotspots and propose feasible conservation corridors, therefore expanding the safe habitat for Pygmy Hippos.
None of this would be possible without your generous support; but we would like to do much more. In an ideal world, we would love to double our contribution to FFI and increase the scope and depth of our conservation work. Anyone who would like make further donations to the PHF can do so here and any support will be gratefully welcomed. The PHF has no paid employees and nor rented office space, which is to say that all our administration, accounting and marketing work is carried out voluntarily, allowing us to maximise your donations and assign them directly to vital conservation projects in West Africa.
Anyone who would like to offer their assistance, whether it be organising a fundraising event or completing a charitable sporting challenge, is welcome to please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
We look forward to our strong partnership with FFI developing and will provide further updates on the progress of our programmes in the near future.
The PHF Team.