of our revenues we give back.
The majority of our support is dedicated to the fight against poaching in East Africa.
Through AGA, which has supported the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants, and anti-poaching operations of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for over 30 years, Lars Beusker is contributing to the annual operating costs of the SWT/KWS Mtito Anti-Poaching Team in Kenya. A fully mobile team of trained wildlife rangers, working on the front lines to tackle wildlife crime including elephant poaching and snaring, and support coexistence between communities and wildlife by mitigating human-elephant conflict.
More charity projects
Both GG Conservation and the Kevin Richardson Foundation are non-profit organizations with which Lars has a friendly and close relationship. Because of this, these two organizations are two main donation recipients.
The first lions were introduced to Glen Garriff in 2002, 100 years after the last two wild lions were hunted down on Platberg Mountain in 1902. In 2015, Glen Garriff Lions NPC was registered as a non profit company committed to the sustainability of the African lion population in South Africa and to the enhancement of the study, learning and understanding of the species.
There are currently 77 lions under our care and live out the duration of their lives in our sanctuary.
The Kevin Richardson Foundation firmly believes in integrated conservation. This means that if communities in contact with wild species do not experience the tangible benefits of protecting wildlife, then human/wildlife conflict and poaching will persist. The foundation thus seeks to support like-minded organisations that have proven and measurable methods in investing in the education and the creation of jobs, for the benefit of those within the outlying communities. We will also respond to the unique needs of communities close to the habitats we seek to purchase and protect. The foundation seeks to enable children all over South Africa to have access to their wildlife by funded visits to the sanctuary, game drives and other initiatives.
During a private event in Düsseldorf in November 2022, a total of approximately € 15,000 was donated to the Diakonie Düsseldorf and the Rotary Club Düsseldorf-Pempelfort. The money donated went to the “Starke Kids” project, in which refugee children are supported in their integration in Germany.
In 2021, several wildfires raged across Africa, turning vast areas of savannah to ash and making it drastically difficult for animals to survive. The biggest problem was the shortage of food at that time. The animals could not find enough food to survive because of the burned areas.
The motif Survivor by Lars Beusker raised a total of 25,000 € for the two NON-Profit organizations from South Africa and the Okambara Lodge in Namibia. This money was used for food, as well as for preventive measures, of the GG Conservation. In the meantime, the affected regions have largely recovered from the crisis. Even if the topic wildfire is always topical.