the guardian project
a conservation-through-permaculture community development initiative generating an ever-growing amount of benefit and good
in the Great Lakes area of East Africa.
composting. tree-planting. seed distribution.
self-sufficiency, sustainability, scalability, transparency,
community-building permaculture and conservation.
focusing on women,
we concentrate on cooperatives
bordering national parks,
because a stable community
does not poach
the animals and trees within.
Our presence in conflict-ridden areas
supports farming as a successful alternative
to picking up weapons
an opportunity to lay down weapons,
while our presence in post-conflict areas
helps communities re-build.
Dr. Jane Goodall and The Guardian Project share the
One Community vision.
"Our community-centered conservation programs in Africa
empower local people to build sustainable livelihoods
while promoting regional conservation goals such as reforestation
and ending the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade....
to create stable communities which work with us
to protect and conserve the environment shared
by all Earth’s living creatures. "
-Dr. Jane Goodall
Our mission is to facilitate scalable opportunity
through direct, grass-roots interaction
with local farmers living alongside protected wilderness spaces and the wildlife within - working with them
in their journey to a healthy, self-sustainable independence
and supportive co-existence with that wildlife nearby.
Dr. Mohammed Yunnis and The Guardian Project share a focus on social and personal responsibility and the importance of giving in an empowering and sustainable way.
"A charitable dollar has only one life; a Social Business dollar can be invested over and over again."
"In my experience, poor people are the world's greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income."
-Dr. Mohammad Yunnis