|Due to travel limitations, which have impacted heavily on Kenya’s tourism industry, the charity has lost 63% of its annual income from Eco-tourism and volunteer donations. In addition, the Zoos that provide much-needed funding for wildlife conservation were closed down forcing them to withhold grant funding. Understandably, funding priorities have shifted to human health which has further reduced the funding available to wildlife conservation.
Despite travel restrictions easing, and many things returning back to some sense of normality, we are still nowhere close to our pre-Covid expected income, and the need for our services increases. Our extremely depleted budget is impacting our ability to continue operations and we are in desperate need of funds.