The nature of the trips, the safaris and the other services that Autograph Safaris, Inspired by Nature offers put the topic of conservation at the very heart of our thoughts.
During our reconnaissance safaris and trips we meet people and organisations who play particularly important roles in the conservation of Nature, in the protection of the environment and in ensuring that wild animals live in a natural and free way.
To allow you to form a better understanding of their work, and potentially to meet them during one of our safaris, please find below the links to the ones we support and can highly recommend for the quality of their work:
The Born Free Foundation is an international conservation charity based in the United Kingdom focusing on wild animals welfare and working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and to protect threatened species in the wild.
It undertakes animal welfare, conservation and public awareness campaigns to prevent animal abuse and to keep wildlife in its natural habitat.
The foundation, which is part of the International Tiger Coalition (ITC), has two big cat sanctuaries in South Africa at the Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Born out of one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world, and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
Its mission is to “embrace all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species, that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.”
The mission of the Project is to promote the conservation of cheetahs and secure habitats for the long-term survival of cheetahs and their ecosystems through multi-disciplined and integrated scientific research, community outreach and education programs
Led by Dr. Elena Chelysheva, a Russian zoologist with broad knowledge of captive and wild cheetah ecology and behavior and over 30 years of experience, the Project is very active in the field, currently researching identification of behavioral adaptations and assessment of impact of social structure on reproductive success and survival of the cheetah in the protected areas under anthropogenic influence.
Mara Conservancy plays an active role in developing, maintaining, and encouraging conservation efforts within the northwestern sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, known as the Mara Triangle, to ensure it remains healthy for people and wildlife, and for Kenya.
The Mara Conservancy is committed to working with local leaders, communities and partners to sustainably manage the Mara Triangle and its surrounding ecosystem through a transparent and accountable approach that creates a secure environment for wildlife, visitors and the community.
This membership-based non governmental conservation organization was founded in 1961 following the amalgamation of the Wildlife Societies of Kenya and Tanzania (themselves both founded in 1956).
The mission of the Society is to promote the conservation and wise use of the environment, especially wildlife, by advocating rational policies and appropriate resource management regimes, in conjunction with promoting best practice and good governance.
EAWLS publishes two magazines, SWARA and the African Journal of Ecology. Both are edited in Nairobi, Kenya.