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The Dutch Postcode Lottery continues to support transfrontier conservation

The Dutch Postcode Lottery again supported Peace Parks Foundation with a generous donation of €1.35 million this year. The funding enables Peace Parks to continue working on the protection and sustainable development of transfrontier conservation areas in southern Africa. An incredible 45% of the Lottery proceeds for 2020 has been earmarked for charities, which amounts to a staggering €346.7 million given to over 100 not-for-profit organisations. This was made possible by the more than 3 million ticket buyers, who support the Lottery’s initiative to provide long-term funds to organisations worldwide who work towards poverty alleviation, human rights and nature conservation.

The Lottery also demonstrated its remarkable support last year, by providing a major boost to the ecological and socio-economic development of the world’s largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area, the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA), in the shape of a €16.9 million donation. The Dream Fund grant was awarded to Peace Parks Foundation, the World Wide Fund for Nature and African Parks.

In 2020, Peace Parks and partners accepted the Lottery’s generous donation for the Dream Fund project. (fltr) Kirsten Schuijt (CEO, WWF Netherlands), Dr Nyambe Nyambe (Executive Director, KAZA Secretariat), Peter Fernhead (CEO, African Parks), and Werner Myburgh (CEO, Peace Parks Foundation). Photo: Roy Beusker Fotografie

These three leading not-for-profit conservation organisations have joined forces to assist the partner states of KAZA in a 4.5-year project to protect the region’s globally significant wildlife populations, counter the potential effects of climate change, safeguard and sustainably harness shared resources across borders, and greatly enhance the well-being of local communities.

We remain deeply grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its players for making this continued support possible. We are also thankful in the many other ways that Peace Parks is supported, like the nail-biting finale of an exhilarating Dutch online series called “De Kluis” (The Safe) by YouTubers StukTV, in which €10 000 was generously donated through the Dutch Postcode Lottery to Peace Parks in support of our work in transboundary conservation, the protection of biodiversity and the upliftment of vulnerable communities.

Founded in 1989 by Novamedia, the Dutch Postcode Lottery is the biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands and various other Postcode lotteries have since been set up in Sweden (Svenska PostkodLotteriet), Britain (People’s Postcode Lottery), Germany (Deutsche Postcode Lotterie) and Norway (Norsk Postkodelotteri). Until now more than €10 billion has been distributed to hundreds of non-profit organisations through the Postcode Lotteries and it has made a significant difference in the world. Their mission is to do good by supporting various organisation and projects who help make the world a greener and fairer place. The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been a loyal supporter of Peace Parks Foundation for more than 19 years.

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