Basecamp Explorer Foundation was established to fight the extinction of wildlife by teaming up with the local communities. We are a non-profit organization working with local communities to safeguard nature through strategic fundraising for relevant projects in regions where Basecamp Explorer Group operates through sustainable
In 2022, Basecamp Explorer Foundation contributed over $4 million to livelihood projects in Kenya. BCEF’s primary project in 2022 was the development of the Wildlife Tourism College in partnership with MMWCA in Pardamat Conservation Area, comprising 56% of the organization’s annual operations expenditure. MMWCA received 66% of BCEF-Kenya funding in 2022, while KWT and NRT received 2.5% and 1.9% respectively.
The 2022 annual review highlights the work that our dedicated team completed despite the last 2 years of uncertainty and challenges that we faced. This includes-
Basecamp Maasai Brand (BMB) selling USD 88,665 worth of products, of which USD 24,500 went back to the artisans. The target for 2022 was exceeded by 19%.
In 2021 we constructed an organic garden to provide healthy ingredients for its camps’ kitchens and reduce the frequency of deliveries and therefore lower emissions. Women participating in the Basecamp Mara Brand project also have access to produce harvested.
The reforestation project has leased 100 acres from the Talek community where further development of a restoration plan has opened the doors for further discussion on conservation projects within their community. The nursery has the capacity to hold 100,000 seedlings. And together with various ecosystem stakeholders, we aim to scale a carbon offsetting program, which in the long term, has the potential to be an alternative and sustainable source of revenue for conservancies.
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2022 Full Year Sustainability Report