12 DAYS TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
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12 DAYS TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
12 Days of Christmas

Join the Great Plains Foundation in celebrating 12-Days-to-a-Bright-Future.

This holiday season, the Great Plains Foundation is reflecting on the positive stories of hope, resilience, and generosity seen during 2020. Join us in celebrating these conservation programs that ensure a bright future for Africa and the world.

The Great Plains Conservation Foundation is a US 501c3 organization (45-5494919) with an associated UK charitable affiliate. The Foundation seeks to preserve and protect wild landscapes in Africa while partnering with the communities who depend on them. For more information contact us at: info@greatplainsfoundation.com or www.greatplainsfoundation.com
YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
$25
Day 1: A Bright Future
In 2020 we did things differently. We changed the way we live. We re-evaluated our priorities. And we recommitted to what matters most, a bright future. Over the next 12-days we encourage you to join us in our vision of a brighter tomorrow. We will be sharing stories of hope, resilience, creativity, and generosity…all made possible by the generosity of donors, partners, and friends. Join the Great Plains Foundation in making a bright future for Africa.
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$250
Day 2: Solar Mamas
Through education, training, and entrepreneurialism the Great Plains Foundation is changing lives in rural Botswana. The Solar Mama’s initiative is building a workforce of female entrepreneurs focused on clean energy and community empowerment.

Your gift of $250 will support these trailblazing women who are bringing light and clean energy to their rural communities.
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$100
Day 3: Name a Newborn
Rhinos Without Borders has made great strides in rebuilding the wild rhino population in Botswana. The testament to its success are the 40+ calves born to the project. These precious “next generation” rhinos are the lasting legacy of the project and the future hope for the species.

Join us today in helping protect the newest generation of rhinos in Botswana through the Name-a- Newborn campaign. All gifts have a major impact. Especially generous gifts of $25,000 or more have the opportunity to personally name one of the rhino calves.
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$500
Day 4: Project Ranger
Like those it supports, Project Ranger sprang into action in 2020 as an emergency response to the effects of COVID on conservation funding in Africa. Through the generosity of supporters around the globe, Project Ranger is funding front-line conservation personnel. This critical project protects not just the wilderness, but the livelihoods of the brave men and women who protect it.

Show your gratitude for the tireless work of Africa’s brave rangers by supporting Project Ranger today.
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$1 000
Day 5: Conservation Camps
Engaging local communities is critical to long-term conservation. Celebrate the individuals who are committed to ensuring young people understand and appreciate their living natural heritage.

Your gift will allow us to host conservation lessons which teach the importance of wildlife, the relationship between people and nature as well as ecosystem conservation for young people in Kenya, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The impact is far reaching, influencing a future generation of conservationists.
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$75
Day 6: Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
Learning to live together is key to conservation. The Great Plains Foundation funds multiple projects aimed at reducing human-wildlife conflicts in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Working alongside local communities and wildlife experts, these important programs find the balance where humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully.
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$1
Day 7: THANK YOU
EVERY AMOUNT HELPS

Today we pause to THANK all our supporters and friends who have joined 12 Days To a Bright Future. Together, we are making a huge impact in African conservation and building a bright future!
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$1 500
Day 8: Great Plains Academy
The future is bright to students of the Great Plains Academy in Botswana. Despite the disruptions from the global pandemic, supporters from around the world helped fund this critical training and skills center in Seronga, Botswana. Focusing on providing skills courses and training for the region, the Great Plains Academy has big plans for the future and high aspirations for all its students.

A gift of $1,500 helps pay for the costs of a hosting job training and vocational courses at the Great Plains Academy in Botswana.
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$500
Day 9: Conservation Goals
Few activities breakdown barriers and encourage collaboration like sports. The Great Plains Foundation’s Conservation Goals program works with local communities and professional athletes to build bridges and engage in conservation dialogue through sports.

Your gift of $500 helps fund skills clinics and tournaments; engaging young people from a wide range of backgrounds in the conservation dialogue.
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$25
Day 10: Conservation Roots
The Great Plains Foundation is rooted in the philosophy that a restored, functioning ecosystem is one that is in balance. Through the Conservation Roots initiative, The Great Plains Foundation is replanting indigenous trees and restoring balance to the environment.

$25 will ensure the Great Plains Foundation can plant a tree in your honor; restoring balance and health to the environment for years to come.
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$1 000
Day 11: The Conservation Continues
The COVID pandemic has changed the way we all live. For those whose work is conservation, the halting of tourism has meant the decline of funding and restriction of budgets. For the Great Plains Foundation, the conservation is continuing; through community empowerment, wildlife programs, and landscape protections we are building a bright future for Africa’s wild places.

Join us today in continuing the conservation for a bright tomorrow.
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$1
Day 12: Pride in Knowing You Contributed To a Brighter Future
The price of changing someone’s life through opportunity…PRICELESS. The price of restoring a ecosystem…PRICELESS. The price of saving a species….PRICELESS.

The Great Plains Foundation is made possible by the dedication and commitment of individuals like YOU. Thank you for joining us in our #12-Days-to-a-bright-future campaign. Together we are building a bright future for Africa.
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ABOUT DERECK & BEVERLY

Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning filmmakers, conservationists, and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, who have been filming, researching and exploring Africa for over 30 years.

Through their media company "Wildlife Films", they have made blue chip productions for National Geographic, all of which focus on Africa's wildlife, with strong conservation messages at their core. The Jouberts also co-founded the Big Cats Initiative with National Geographic, as an emergency initiative to slow the rapid decline of big cats around the world.

The Joubert's have received international recognition for their films and conservation work. Such accolades include 8 Emmy's, a Peabody, a Wildscreen Panda & Outstanding Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award to name but a few.

Yet their greatest rewards have not come in the form of trophies that can sit on their shelves, but in their conservation successes, saving the wildlife they love and the wilderness which has become their home.

OUR PROUD SPONSORS

WILDAID Swiss African Foundation KER & DOWNEY GoPro Jacada Travel Elegant Resorts Travel Beyond Safari Consultants Livingstone Safaris WildLife Films Swarovski Jenna Clifford Of African Origin Silvertone International WildLife Films Beverly Joubert fine art photography Passage To Africa Identipet The TOMS Animal Initiative Air Charter Service
For sponsorship, partnership or any additional information, contact us at info@greatplainsfoundation.com