We are excited about the success of our mini-PICC programs in Madagascar and look forward to beginning other projects in 2021, including in Uganda, Kenya and Panama for mountain gorilla, chimpanzee and endangered Panamanian monkey conservation!
We have created each of the project components to:
- Collaborate with the local communities to celebrate their relationship with their ecosystem and endangered wildlife;
- Provide a platform to share traditional ecological knowledge, empowering future generations in conservation issues and solutions;
- Enact both immediate and long-term appreciation of primates and protected areas;
- Give children new skills they can use after the program is finished – in communications, photography and illustration, skills that can be used to develop careers in conservation and tourism.
- Provide equipment to remain onsite and paid local personnel to assist the students and teachers in sustainable learning.
Project Fundraising Goals For 2021
See here for project descriptions and contact us if you are interested in directing your support to a specific project.
Madagascar: Our goals are to provide teaching materials and supplies as well as our Malagasy staff’s salary, to continue conducting mini-PICC programs during the coronavirus restrictions. Thanks to those that have already donated, our Malagasy team member Pascal was able to conduct 4 mini-PICC sessions with over 100 children, teachers and elders from Ambodiforaha, Marofototra, and Maroantsetra. Thank you!
Uganda: A new community program just outside of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rafiki, is using art as a means of engaging children with mountain gorilla conservation issues. A gorilla conservation coloring book is under development and the logistics are in place to conduct a 2-week PICC program with the international PICC team, local teachers and community leaders.
Kenya: The PICC team is collaborating on a diversity of projects with Anthony Ochieng’ at TonyWild (Nairobi, Kenya). Plans have been developed to conduct PICC sessions with children for endangered species in Kenya, communities in Western Uganda chimpanzee habitats, and conservation photography workshops.
Panama: A number of highly endangered primates live in the reserves on the Azuero Peninsula, and plans have been initiated for conducting PICC sessions with local children, teachers and communities. There has been a new interest from the local people in protecting these critical biodiversity hotspots and enthusiasm for developing more sustainable lifestyles.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit and 100% of your donations will go towards these projects.
How You Can Help
If you’d like to contribute, please select the “Donate” button to the right to send us your contribution directly. We appreciate all levels of financial support. If you’d like to make an in-kind donation, please contact us to share your idea.
Photography Inspiring Children in Conservation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
We are partially funded with a grant from the American Society of Primatologists.
We would like to acknowledge an extremely generous donation from an anonymous donor of a new DSLR camera (Canon EOS Rebel T6, 75-300mm lens) in order to provide participating students with permanent access to a camera after their PICC session is completed. This will enable the students to continue to be engaged with the local biodiversity and provide them with opportunities to share conservation messages through local publications and online through the PICC website. Thank you for this amazing gift that will make the children’s conservation efforts sustainable!!
We also want to acknowledge the personal efforts of local Davis, California children that have been doing some very creative and successful fundraising!