The world’s wildlife serves as a true reminder of how wonderful and useful biodiversity is but the contemporary status of wildlife also shows how fragile the planet is.
TOSCO Trust, a non-profit organization linking the tourism industry to local people, conservation organizations and research is hosting a fundraising exhibition titled ‘Wildlife Conservation in Namibia’ at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre on 29 October at 17h30.
The exhibition will run until 7 November.
The fundraising exhibition will show artwork from different organizations involved in the conservation of the environment, especially wildlife and biodiversity in Namibia, such as the Desert Lion Conservation, EHRA, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Kwando Carnivore Project, Save The Rhino Trust, among others. Local artists, Sonia Bergh, M’kariko Amagulu, Stéphanie Périquet, Ndako Nghipandulwa, will also be showcasing their work to raise awareness on Namibian wildlife, the challenges of living with wildlife and the role of tourism in helping resolve human-wildlife conflicts.
TOSCO’s purpose is to make people aware of the fact that the wildlife with which we share this planet, is in danger of being lost forever. At the same time, it aims to make people aware that they can play a role in conserving it.
Furthermore this initiative will show the efforts that people and organizations are already undertaking to decrease these conflicts between wildlife and local communities.
Part of this is the often forgotten or misunderstood perspective of the local community on the issue, as it is not easy to live with wildlife and sacrifices often.