Project
The Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation/Rwenzori Founders Rewilding project
Start-up Funder
The Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation
The Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2004 by the directors of Pangolin Editions and Parabola Land Ltd. with the aim of enabling cultural and educational exchanges between artists in Africa and the UK. It supported the Rwenzori Founders rural arts centre launched by Ugandan craftsmen. The Founders have since been re-foresting and re-wilding the land which attracts tourists and art sales help fund their continued conservation work and tree replanting.
Project leaders
Rwenzori Founders
A cultural and environmental enterprise founded in 2008 with seed funding from the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation. Based in Kasese district, Uganda, the Rwenzori Founders is a rural arts centre, launched by Ugandan craftsmen. The Founders are re-foresting and re-wilding the land which has seen a remarkable increase in biodiversity. They now attract tourists to their growing wildlife forest, gallery and cafe. Art sales help fund their continued conservation work and tree planting.
Rwenzori Founders Video Production partner
Films For Change
Films for Change Ltd is a film production company jointly established by Distant Object Productions Ltd & Walk Tall Media Ltd to enable our collaborative environmental documentary projects. We aim to capture people’s aspirations to improve lives, protect their environment and live harmoniously with nature in Africa. We feature enterprising initiators of change with strong community stories, who tackle projects that help their communities and can inspire a global audience. Instagram @Films4chg
Membership
Global Rewilding Alliance
We are members of the Global Rewilding Alliance. Members sign on to the Global Charter for Rewilding the Earth: Advancing nature-based solutions to the extinction and climate crises, outlining 12 guiding “Principles for Rewilding”.