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Information Night – Study Tour 2019

January 30, 2019

Here is an event where you can learn more about our 2019 Study Tour.

Our tour agent in Canada, Alison Hastings [TierOne Travel], is hosting an information night about our upcoming tour in Victoria, BC in February.  If you are in the area be sure and take advantage of this opportunity.  She will be showing slides form her participation in our 2018 tour so she is well informed to explain what lies in store for you in northern Tanzania with the Kesho Trust.  She will also be able to take bookings.

The details of the information night are posted here – Victoria Information Night

The full details of the tour are on our website at:  Kesho Trust Study Tour 2019

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Art Wright 1939 – 2019

January 15, 2019

Art WrightArt Wright was a highly valued supporter of the Kesho Trust.  From the time of our creation and for the next decade, he served as a Director and Advisor and was always open and willing to share his extensive experience and insights with us.  He was a pleasure to work with and we deeply appreciated his contributions.  He will be remembered fondly by those of us in the Kesho Trust who worked with him as I am sure he will be by the so many people he touched in all his endeavours.

Art Wright Obituary

Dr. Alfred Kikoti – Elephant Conservationist Extraordinaire

October 18, 2017

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It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Dr. Alfred Kikoti in Arusha, Tanzania on October 13, 2017.  He served as the Chair of our board since it was established in 2011.  He was also the leader of the World Elephant Centre, a partner organization with whom we had been developing plans for a major international elephant conservation visitor centre along the Arusha – Serengeti Highway.  Alfred was passionate about elephant conservation and was a specialist in collaring and tracking elephants throughout Tanzania developing an extensive data base on their movements that was instrumental in assisting communities adapt to wildlife movements more effectively while conserving elephant populations.  He also served on the IUCN specialist elephant group and was an outspoken advocate aligned with many organizations actively promoting elephant conservation in Tanzania.  Our sincere condolences are extended to Alfred’s wife Miriam and son Jesson.

Alfred’s passion and commitment to this globally iconic species and the environments which they need to survive was a model and an inspiration to many.  As a tribute to Alfred’s work, it is important for us to continue to promote that commitment in the face of forces of greed and indifference to ensure that living in and with nature remains a valued human ideal.  The Kesho Trust will set up the Alfred Kikoti Elephant Conservation Fund to support ongoing efforts to achieve the outcomes Alfred was so passionately pursuing.  Please contribute to this fund through our website and identify your donations as dedicated to this cause.

Congratulations Emmanuel!!

October 13, 2017

Emmanuel Ole Kileli, Chair of our partner organization EMAYO, has just completed his Masters degree at the University of Victoria and returned home to Tanzania. His research focused on an assessment of the governance model and benefits from community based conservation initiatives in villages within the Loliondo Division in northern Tanzania. His studies were sponsored by the I-CAN project in which the Kesho Trust participates along with our Loliondo partner, PALISEP. His thesis can be found at: Emmanuel’s Thesis

It has been a long but rewarding two year process and we are pleased for Emmanuel and his success in this endeavour.

 

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