Kilimanjaro Conservancy (TKC)
When Peter and Margot Jones (and TFSO) took over Ndarakwai
Ranch in 1995, their main aim was to escape the rush and clamor of Arusha.
However, for them life was to offer far more challenges than living without
regular electricity and hot and cold running water. One
cannot live for long in an area like West Kilimanjaro without being
touched by the struggle for survival that the local population faces each day.
Further, this struggle often manifests itself in ways that are detrimental
to the local community and the environment. It's easy to say that poaching
and charcoal cutting are wrong. It is a far greater challenge to construct
short and long-term alternatives that are not imposed on but rather developed
along with the local community.
With all of this in mind, the Jones and TFSO have been working
with local communities for the past five years to address the problems
of poaching and charcoal cutting as well as to address other community
needs in a way that promotes economic prosperity through legal and environmentally
Project #1 To fence in local shamba's (vegetable plots)
to help prevent elephant and zebra from destroying them again.
Project #2 to build and set up a wildlife rehabilitation
and veterinarian center at our newly acquired Rafiki Farm, adjacent to
We are looking for qualified vets (and ethno-veterinarians) to spend a
6-9 months at Ndarakwai Ranch helping us set this up. Other qualifications
are at least two years of zoo/wildlife experience, familiarity with a
third world country, patience, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor.
We will pay for air- fare and accommodation.
While these efforts have all been undertaken as "not
for profit activities", the Jones's and TFSO recognize that in truth
we all profit when these kinds of efforts succeed. For more information click