Poaching has increased dramatically in Uganda both for bush meat and for ivory. The Uganda Conservation Foundation is at the forefront of the anti-poaching activity in Uganda, working closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to help equip and train rangers.
Your Pack for a Purpose items will be delivered to the anti-poaching units involved in tracking down poachers, public education, clearing snares, and put towards the building of elephant trenches to prevent crop raiding.
Camping Cutlery, Duffel Bags, Mosquito Nets, Mosquito Repellent, Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, Small Cooking Pot, and Water Bottles
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Saws (Hand), and Torches/Flashlights
Antiseptic Ointment and Powder, Band-Aids, Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, Vet Supplies for Larger Animal Wounds, and Wash/Creams for Larger Animal Wounds
Boots, Bush Hats, and Socks
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.