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Help set up a beauty salon to build an independent future for people and create a safe home for the pangolins 

By giving a gift donation you could help set up a new beauty salon in Nepal, creating a sustainable livelihood for a family who no longer has to use the forest's resources. 

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. 

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: Beautician in Nepal

Growing up in her village in Nepal, life was tough for Rita and her brother and sisters. When her parents couldn’t find work they were forced to take from the forest around them, searching for firewood and anything they could sell. But life is different now, with ZSL’s help Rita set up her own beauty salon. Offering affordable treatments to her community, she runs own business, funds her studies and plants trees in the forest, watching as it regrows and thrives.

“I love the forest – the birds are singing; the flowers smell nice. I feel like I’m in heaven. Now, when I have free time, I like to go to the forest and help maintain it.”


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