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Gift of a Milk Pail

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Provide milk for a community and help protect the forest for elephants

By giving a milk pail gift donation you could help set up a dairy cooperative in Nepal, empowering people to feed their families, build independent futures, and preserve and protect the wildlife they live alongside. 

With a helping hand, communities can lift themselves out of poverty, and help care for and live peacefully alongside thriving forests, without relying on them for resources. 

Give the gift of a milk pail today! 

How it works:

We will send a decorative postcard telling the recipient all about their donation gift and how their gift is helping wildlife and people.


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UK Aid Match


In the borderlands of national parks in Nepal, poverty pushes people to enter the forests for resources, risking their lives and destroying important wildlife habitat. 

As demand for land increases in Nepal people are living side-by-side with wildlife. Both rely on the forest’s resources to survive. Poverty makes rural life tough — and it gets even tougher when wild animals trample crops and eat livestock. When their livelihoods are threatened, some people are pressured into wildlife crime to support their families. 


For People. For Wildlife

This project will build new sustainable livelihoods that will alleviate poverty, creating long-term independence for rural villagers and allowing forests to thrive without human-wildlife conflict or wildlife crime.

Without the pressures of poverty, communities can become ambassadors for their wildlife and be resilient against the illegal wildlife trade, protecting their forests from bushmeat hunting and poaching

Where the money goes

Donations such as these will help wildlife through science, education and conservation. Match funding from the UK government, unlocked by public donations, will help communities in Nepal and Kenya to build sustainable livelihoods, escape poverty and protect their wildlife. 

Until 31 December, all donations will be doubled by the UK government, up to a total of £2 million, so your donation will make double the difference!

Case study

Durga was 16 when she started farming livestock and grazing her cows in the forest. With a start-up loan and training from ZSL, Durga began investing in a better breed of milking cow that produces more milk and doesn’t need grazing in the forest. She started up a dairy cooperative to help other women do the same. Durga now owns her own dairy shop, provides for her family and helps more and more women in her area become independent of the forest – allowing it to thrive and grow for future generations.

“People thought I would not be as successful as I am a woman. However, after seeing me become a successful dairy farmer and even have a small shop to support myself, people now believe in me.

When there is a forest, we have greenery, fresh air, and rain. And if there is a forest, there will be wildlife, which we can pass on to our future generations.”


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