Teach 300 Kruger Youth about Conservation

by Global White Lion Protection Trust


The Eco-Cubs project teaches over 300 kids in the greater Kruger region about conservation and environmental protection in an after school program that develops skills, increases economic opportunities and reconnects youth to their indigenous heritage. The youth are negatively impacted by poverty, HIV/AIDS and exclusion from access to the neighboring environment, while poaching, subsistence hunting, habitat encroachment and disconnection from the environment threaten the area's unique wildlife.
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With a 60% orphan rate in some areas, youth in the greater Kruger region of South Africa experience economic disintegration, poverty, high rates of HIV/AIDS and disconnection from indigenous heritage. Poaching, subsistence hunting and disassociation from the environment negatively impact wildlife. Economic, social and environmental degradation are interrelated problems requiring a dynamic bi-directional approach that protects the environment and fosters eco-conscious growth.


The project teaches youth in 4 schools, 1 orphanage and 1 preschool about conservation, environmental protection, heritage, sustainability and bioethics in an inspiring after school program, employing the White Lions as the key motivational and educational symbol. Students develop knowledge and creative skills that increase economic opportunities and support environmental stewardship. They have a firsthand opportunity to see wildlife on field trips and learn from anti-poaching experts.

Long-Term Impact

Inspired around the charismatic and legendary White Lion, the project increases environmental leadership, civic participation, creative and practical skills, economic and educational opportunities, and reduces negative impacts to the environment. Eco-Cubs become lifelong wildlife ambassadors with clear motivation, unique problem-solving skills, and a deep passion for their environmental heritage. WLT's concurrent volunteer and conservation programs ensure continuity and success of this project.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


White Lion Eco-Cubs Conservation Education Program
The White Lion Trust Story on Vimeo
White Lion Volunteer Program

Organization Information

Global White Lion Protection Trust

Location: Greater Timbavati, Limpopo Province - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.whitelions.org
Project Leader:
Yolandi Van Jaarsveldt
Director of Communications
Greater Timbavati, Limpopo Province South Africa

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