Megan and Tim Kirley
We came to Wild Philanthropy via Journeys by Design. Will had approached us as clients about an opportunity to support conservation/tourism/community in specific African locations.
We were very intrigued because Will is so deeply invested in African conservation and we trust his expertise. We also believe strongly in his balanced model of charitable giving. By involving local communities in the process, there is a greater likelihood of success. By targeting specific areas badly effected by development and modernization, Will can identify very detailed ways to help each region.
This is not blanket philanthropy. This is a long term, thoughtful approach to finding a way for animals and people to live and thrive together. The creation of jobs in the communities can only create more well being and prosperity through the regions that Will is trying to protect. The economic growth of regions is as important to conservation as land protection. Will is working hard to find this balance.
Please note that Megan and Tim Kirley, Keeley and Scot Sellers, and Mark Gabbertas are all happy to be references for the Activist Programme, Wild Philanthropy, and the wider Africa House Group. Should you wish to learn more about the programme from them, please do get in touch and we will gladly make the necessary introductions.