GET INVOLVED WITH THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE GROUND IN AFRICA DOING THE HARD WORK TO HELP BETTER THE PEOPLE, WILDLIFE, AND ANTI-POACHING EFFORTS.
SNAKE PHARM ZULULAND
Snake Pharm Zululand is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to developing a low cost, safe and effective antivenom through education and community engagement. Based in Mduku, Zululand, South Africa. Donald Schultz is continuing his ground-breaking anti-venom research in the heart of snake country.
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PHOTOS FOR FOOD
Founded by Jonty Bozas in 2020 after Coronavirus shut down most of the world. Joined by friends and nature guides in South Africa, he set up this initiative to provide food security across local South African communities. They have collaborated to offer an amazing collection of wildlife photographs that are immediately available for download for either electronic use or printing.
Donating 100% of all sales directly to Nourish – a South African NPO that connects communities and wildlife conservation through providing economic empowerment, education, and food security. Based on the border of Kruger National Park, their work is focused on the poverty-stricken and under-served rural villages and communities in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
“By donating some of our best wildlife photographs, we want to do our part in helping their humanitarian efforts for empowering communities & fighting hunger.” Jonty Bozas.
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THE IVAN CARTER WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE
The Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance was founded by Ivan Carter. Following thirty years of working in the field in many of Africa’s great wildlife areas and the production of several series aired on US television channels about human/wildlife conflict, Ivan decided to start a foundation of his own and make a difference to the very front line of conservation.
All the projects we have chosen are led by true wildlife heroes – people who know what is needed and know how to get it done – the ICWCA is a vehicle for funding and support so that these projects and the amazing people that lead them can spend more time doing conservation and less time worrying about money.
Instead of just donating money and not knowing where your money is going, The ICWCA gives you the opportunity to donate funds by purchasing varied items that are needed by each project, for example: helicopter fuel for one hour for antipoaching, basic ranger training course, rhino trackers, clothing and footwear needed by antipoaching teams, batteries for GPS units, giraffe satellite tracking units, chimp fruit for one week, blanket for baby chimp, milk for baby chimp for one week, etc. These start from $5.
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THE FOUR PROJECTS THE ICWCA SUPPORTS ARE:
1. LWIRO PRIMATE REHABILITATION CENTRE
Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre is located in south eastern Democratic Republic of Congo very close to Kahuzi Biega National park – as a result of the bushmeat trade and the closely linked trade in live baby primates (primarily) as exotic pets , Lwiro finds itself receiving several of these babies every year – The overall mantra is to rescue, rehabilitate and then release.
(The video below is voiced by Ivan Carter himself).
2. GIRAFFE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Giraffe have gone extinct in seven African countries and while in Southern Africa they are a viable and prolific species, that’s not the case across the continent. Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is an incredible example of what can happen when a small, effective team focuses on a single threatened species and practically and efficiently just gets to work to help it.
3. ZAMBEZE DELTA CONSERVATION
Conservationist Mark Haldane has invested 24 years of his life restoring a unique ecosystem that was completely destroyed by civil war in Mozambique.
This is an exceptional example of landscape recovery where a whole ecosystem of several hundred thousand acres has been recovered – wildlife numbers have grown from almost zero to around 3000% increase across all species – this has been largely as a result of exceptional antipoaching and community engagement throughout the area led by our partners at Zambeze Delta Conservation.
4. SOUTHERN AFRICA WILDLIFE COLLEGE
It is crucial to develop and grow a skilled workforce that can take on modern conservation challenges.
This is Africa’s primary example of a Conservation Training arena, situated in the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.
This institution is a ‘learning by doing’ facility that learns the lessons from actually doing conservation, the lessons learned are then built into a training platform to expand them across wild ecosystems around the world.
To date almost twenty-thousand people have been trained in conservation disciplines from rangers on the ground to pilots and managers, largely from communities bordering Protected areas – this training has resulted in a positive influence on over one-hundred-million acres of wildlife habitat around the world.
CARE FOR WILD RHINO SANCTUARY
SAVE RHINOS, TO SAVE PEOPLE, TO SAVE TOMORROW.
Care For Wild is the largest orphan rhino sanctuary in the world. They rescue, rehabilitate, rewild, release, and protect rhinos, but they do so much more.
South Africa was fast becoming the centre of the rhino poaching crisis. Rhinos were being brutally murdered daily in National Parks, Provincial Parks and on private property to meet the demand for bogus medicines made from rhino horn. The illegal rhino horn trade catapulted the status of the White Rhino to ‘Near Threatened’ and the Black Rhino to ‘Critically Endangered’.
Many of these devastating poaching incidents left behind young, defenceless, orphaned calves. As the effects of the escalating poaching crisis became evident, so too did the need for a highly specialised care facility that could support the conservation efforts to save this iconic, keystone species from extinction.
Founded by Petronel Nieuwoudt, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary holds an official MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) with South African National Parks in our joint effort to safeguard the future of the species and South Africa’s heritage.
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