Mount Kenya Trust is grateful to the partners, individuals, trusts and charities locally and from around the world who supported our efforts in 2019. Thank you for believing in our work. While we cannot acknowledge everyone individually here, please know we are thankful for your generosity and depend entirely on your support to conserve our great mountain.
|African Fund for Endangered Wildlife
The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organisation. Our main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe. For more information: www.giraffecentre.org
|British Army Training Unit Kenya
BATUK is a permanent training support unit based mainly in Nanyuki, 200 km north of Nairobi, but with a small element in Nairobi. BATUK provides demanding training to exercising units preparing to deploy on operations or assume high-readiness tasks. BATUK consists of around 100 permanent staff and reinforcing short tour cohort of another 280 personnel.
Under an agreement with the Kenyan Government, up to six infantry battalions per year carry out eight-week exercises in Kenya. There are also Royal Engineer exercises, which carry out civil engineering projects, and medical deployments, which provide primary health care assistance to the civilian community. For more information: www.army.mod.uk/deployments/africa
Bunson Travel Service is the leading Travel Management Company established in East Africa in 1948. In 1950, we became the first Travel Agency licensed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in East Africa. CWT Kenya is independently owned and operated by Bunson Travel Service. CWT is the world’s largest Travel Management Company with a global presence in more than 150 countries, and in over 3000 locations. For more information: www.bunsontravel.com
Our vision is a world where women and men can access basic healthcare and choose the timing, number and spacing of their children, resulting in healthier, wealthier families, communities and more sustainable environments.
Our mission is to enable women and men in fragile rural environments to access basic healthcare, empower them to choose the timing, number and spacing of their children and also support environmental sustainability.
For more information click here: www.chaseafrica.org.uk
|David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.
Working across Kenya, our projects 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. For more information: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
Our mission is to save the African elephant before it is too late by:
Elephant Cooperation is a unique 501(c)3 focusing on nonprofit cooperation, best business practices, and creating leaders. For more information click here: www.elephantcooperation.com
|European Outdoor Conservation Association
We are a group of businesses in the European outdoor industry who have come together to raise funds to put directly into conservation projects worldwide (except USA and Canada) - to give back to the great outdoors. In 13 years of existence, we have supported 121 projects to the tune of over €3 million and, as a not-for-profit organisation, every new member that joins us means more money for more projects. For more information:www.outdoorconservation.eu/
|Friends of Nairobi Sailing and Sub Aqua Club
|International Elephant Foundation
IEF creates a sustainable future for elephants. We generate and effectively invest resources to support elephant conservation, education, research, and management programs worldwide. Through our passion, expertise, knowledge, and partnerships we inspire and engage people to ensure a vibrant future with elephants everywhere. For more information click here: www.elephant conservation.org. For more information: www.elephantconservation.org
|International Tree Foundation
International Tree Foundation (formerly Men of the Trees) plants trees, protects and regenerates forests, combats desertification and promotes sustainable forestry. We:
ITF’s projects involve planting trees that provide food and income as well as improved soil and water quality for communities; our sustainable approach to community forestry simultaneously addresses poverty and environmental issues such as habitat restoration. There are often also fundamental rights issues involved in our projects such as access to ancestral land. For more information click here: www.internationaltreefoundation.org
|Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, based at the foothills of Mount Kenya, works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. We do this through the protection and management of species, the initiation and support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighbouring areas in the value of wildlife.
|Minara Nature Foundation
Minara Nature Foundation (MNF) was set up in 2006 as a private philanthropic foundation with the aim of protecting and improving the environment in which animals and humans live. Its aim is to fund conservation and environmental organisations effectively. The Minara Nature Foundation is working to address this imbalance through grass-roots advocacy that promotes the engagement of all those who will benefit directly from protecting their wildlife and environment.
Safarilink is Kenya's premier safari airline with a network of connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and across the border into northern Tanzania. From its base at Wilson Airport‚ Nairobi‚ Safarilink provides daily scheduled flights to Masai Mara‚ Amboseli‚ Tsavo West‚ Naivasha‚ Nanyuki‚ Lewa Downs‚ Samburu‚ Lamu‚ Kisumu‚ Kilimanjaro‚ Loisaba‚ Chyulu Hills‚ Lodwar‚ Migori‚ Vipingo‚ Diani Beach and Zanzibar. Funding an extensive tree planting programme on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. This project will make the flight operations of Safarilink carbon neutral in 2009‚ help protect a major water catchment area and provide employment for self-help women groups.
|The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or FWS)
An agency of the US federal government within the US Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. The mission of the agency is "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information: www.fws.gov/endangered/
|The Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. For more information click here: www.wcs.org
|Thin Green Line
Every day, Park Rangers risk their lives to protect wildlife and wild places from poaching and other threats. Sadly, it’s estimated that over 1,000 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 10 years – a large percentage of these are due to commercial poachers and armed militia groups. Park Rangers are generally under-equipped, underpaid, and often under-appreciated. We think they are heroes. And we work tirelessly to provide them with the support they need to continue to protect threatened species around the world.
Timaflor was founded in 2006 and is a flower farm based on the slopes of Mt Kenya at an altitude of 2350 metres. Just 10kilometers away from the equator, the maximum temperature fluctuates between 24-26 degrees with nighttime temperatures of 8-12 degrees. For more information: https://www.timaflor.com/en/
With 25 years flying low over this incredible continent we know it intimately. Following in the footsteps of aviation pioneers, yet flying even wider, deeper and more remotely, we offer a range of air services using a fleet of high performance aircraft, that provide extensive versatility and flexibility to meet a range of aviation needs. Tropic Air is an air charter and helicopter company based in Kenya, providing private charter flights, heli safaris and much more including aerial filming support, wildlife conservation, casevac and providing special support in remote and inaccessible locations. We operate fixed wing Cessna aircraft and Squirrel AS 350 B3’s helicopters. For more information: www.tropicairkenya.com/
For thirty years, Tusk has supported forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, we’re working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent.
10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge
14th-16th February 2020
This year the 10to4 raised an amazing US $100,570. This is down to the amazing group of sponsors (see below) and competitors that support the event and are committed to mountain conservation. For which we are very thankful!