Supporting the “Tosco” Project

In Namibia people and wildlife, including large animals like lions and elephants, still co-exist in many places. These wild animals, freely roaming Namibia’s scenic landscapes, are a unique tourism asset. But this also often leads to conflicts with people whose livelihoods are negatively affected by wildlife. Following a series of such human/wildlife conflicts, impassioned tourism operators assumed responsibility: they joined forces to contribute to avoiding and mitigating such conflicts in the future – for the benefit of both, the local communities and tourism.

TOSCO Trust was founded in 2012 to generate funds to support rural people in their efforts to safeguard the natural resources used by tourism, especially wildlife, on Namibia’s communal lands.

TOSCO also strives to provide a communication platform for the stakeholders, especially the tourism industry, conservation organizations and local people, and to increase awareness for conservation issues and responsible tourism in Namibia.

All funds generated will be used to fund specific projects approved by the Trust. These projects may vary from year to year depending on the needs identified and funds available. Donors are considered as members and have their say on the programs chosen. We guarantee a transparent use of funds by providing program progress reports and financial accountability.

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