HOW can I CONTRIBUTE?
In the early days of the restoration activities, KOPEL like many community organisations had its hand out, and relied totally on grant money and donor organisations to fund the conservation work. KOPEL worked out the hard way, that funds from the conservation (NGO) community were not sustainable and tied to limited project life cycles - at best 3-5 years. When the funds dried up, KOPEL had to make hard decisions about the future of these activities, and the people who had invested years of hard work to make it happen.our contribute page
Fortunately, visitors to KOPEL were keen to learn about and get involved in the conservation activities. This catalysed a major shift in focus, and a growing reliance on ecotourists, volunteers, and the income from these activities to get the conservation work done. Along the way KOPEL has merged and hybridised these funding pathways so that KOPEL can best continue its conservation agenda, whilst maintaining high value experiences for visitors. Today, we encourage those who are keen to support our work, to come and visit, and contribute through their stay with us. In this way, we too can give something back to our supporters, through our activities, the experience, and the learning along the way.