We are Amara, we refuse to live in a world without elephants.
Amara believes in the power of information. Our mission is to protect core species and critical habitats to better ensure a viable future.
Every community is unique and must find its own solutions to the problems of sustainability, and we know that learning is an ongoing and constant process for all of us. [Read More…]
The long term survival of the people and wildlife in East Africa is in the hands of the human population. Once they are informed they can make decisions to positively benefit their environment.
What Amara does is unique! We focus on education and providing the reasons why it is important to conserve the area.
We do not design solutions, we provide people with the mindset and information to know that they need to find solutions for themselves. In the words of Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” [Read More…]
Amara has several teams that help keep things moving. There is a team of dedicated volunteers in the United States that help with different administrative work, fundraising, event planning, photography, graphic design, web development, and other extremely helpful tasks. Without this team, we could not do what we do.
There is a United States Board of Directors and a group of UK Trustees that help to ensure that Amara continues to move forward in the right direction.
Amara works on the ground in Kenya, and has a team of dedicated, talented, and knowledgeable individuals that do the difficult and important work in the communities. This team of people, including founder and executive director Lori Bergemann, travel to the Tsavo Conservation Area to continue their work of Education for Conservation. [Read More…]
We are extremely grateful to all our funding partners and major donors.
We could not continue the important work of conservation in Kenya without the ongoing support from all our donors. Every donation helps and please know that all contributions are spent in the most efficient manner with all funds supporting real change in Kenya.
We sincerely appreciate all of the support that we continue to receive over the years. [Read More…]
While at boarding school in New Delhi, Lori often went to the zoo to visit the elephants. One day, “The elephants were standing and swaying back and forth,” she said. “I just felt really sorry for them. I made a secret promise to myself that one day I would find a way to help them.”
It took thirty years, but Lori made good on her promise.
Today she is a passionate, risk-taking conservationist who is the founder and executive director of Amara Conservation. [Read More…]