Every year we are operating we want to successfully complete at least one project, regardless of where or what it is. The aim of A.R.E.S is to give back more than we take which is why part of all profits go straight into these projects.
Conservation in Action
A percentage of all proceeds generated from an ARES expedition is donated to worthy conservation efforts around the globe. ARES stands committed to giving back to the areas in which we operate. Whether it is sponsoring an all woman's conservation guiding company in Uganda, to rehabilitating injured and orphaned cheetah cubs, you can take pride in knowing your photographic expedition is not just a holiday but also promoting the protection of wild animals and creating economic opportunities to those who care about their local environment but fight against the great odds to protect it.
During your photographic expedition, if you wish to do so, you will also have an opportunity to witness and even participate in a long term scientific study focusing on the conservation and preservation of large predators. Conservation research and wildlife protection is a large part of our mission and people like you can be a great help in ensuring valuable data is collected on these beautiful animals. With over three decades of field experience working closely with large predators and other animals, your unique experience will be both rewarding and educational. For those interested in the finer details of scientific research and conservation biology, our guides are a wealth of knowledge and they are always happy to share. Long term scientific volunteer-ships are available to those who wish to take their passions for protecting wildlife a step further. Contact us for more details.
Magombe Swamp Research Project
We thought long and hard about our first project and what we should do.
In the end it was a no brainer. The setting up of camera traps inside the Magombe Swamp in the Tooro province, Western Uganda.
Between 1200 and 1500 tourists visit every year but only the border of the 900 hectare swamp as the interior is too dense to get into.
On top of raising money for the camera traps, there is an incredibly talented woman who works at the parks department. She is a self taught bird guide well as a local in the town of Bigodi, so she is incredibly familiar with the area. She needs help starting an all female conservation team and we want to be the ones that get that started as women in government jobs really don't have it easy.
If you are interested in hearing more about this incredible project, feel free to get in contact with a member of the A.R.E.S team.
Diana has started a conservation club for local youth who wish to help the local environment. They are doing trash clean ups, education programs and more activities are being set up to this day.
Diana Kanweri and some of her peers who are trying to protect the swamp and generate more exposure to its value as a tourist destination for the incredible ecosystem contained within.
Diana in her element. She is an incredibly hard working woman who is inspiring young girls in the surrounding villages to reach for their dreams. She is paying her dues studying for her Ugandan Wildlife Guide Certification with the help of ARES conservation education grants.
To make a difference