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Conservation Goals

Conservation & Youth Education through Sport

Few activities break down barriers and encourage collaboration like sports. Conservation Goals involves sporting competitions and training clinics throughout Botswana’s Okavango Delta blending impact-driven conservation with effective community engagement. The project is designed to use the intrinsic nature of team sport to build positive community dialogue around conservation. Both Football and Netball clinics and tournaments are now running to include young girls in the program.

Conservation Goals has a clear goal in mind: generating dialogue and action around conservation issues in Botswana. Key to the program is that a clear commitment is made by teams and players to take conservation messaging into the community. Working alongside Great Plains community liaisons, teams identify a conservation “problem” and “solution” to address as part of their participation in Conservation Goals. Two awards are given as part of the program – one to the team that has the conservation project with the best outcomes and one to the teams with the most wins. Both athletic and conservation achievements are celebrated. Our aim is to both expand the existing football and netball program into Kenya.

A gift of $2,500 helps to fund clinics and tournaments; engaging young people and community members from a range of backgrounds in conservation.

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