Become a part of the Pack
A little snapshot of what a monitoring session on Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park entails. Every session is unique and often filled with special moments and sightings.
We have set up exclusive WhatsApp groups for each of our projects. These groups are providing our supporters with updates from our field monitors as they go about their work. We are offering access to these groups to those who donate USD $10 or more per month towards our #KeepWildlifeACTive campaign. $10 for 1 group, $20 for 2 groups, $30 for 3 groups etc. This is our way of saying thank you to our donors, and allowing our supporters to become virtual volunteers during lockdown.
#KeepWildlifeACTive Campaign Link: https://bit.ly/2WB6Y3w
Thanks again to everyone who is helping to Keep Wildlife ACTive during this difficult time! We depend on this support to conduct vitally important endangered and priority wildlife species conservation work, and anti-poaching initiatives. Due to the current global travel restrictions and local shutdown, a number of our conservation projects in Zululand are now under threat of closing.
However, with your continued support as virtual volunteers, we can keep these projects open and continue our vital work. We are HUGELY grateful for the kindness you have all already shown.
The Wildlife ACT Team
Successful Dehorning Operation at Somkhanda
A hero team of conservationists consisting of members from Wildlands, Wildlife ACT, the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) and the Emvokhweni Community Trust, have been on the ground for the past two days working tirelessly to save the rhino population on Somkhanda Game Reserve. All the rhino have been successfully & safely dehorned, and we managed to deploy two new tracking collars.
Dehorning operations are proving to be an effective deterrent to poachers. On small reserves such as Somkhanda, the team are able to dehorn the entire rhino population every 1-2 years. With no major predator threats on Somkanda, the dehorned rhino are not at any disadvantage with regards to protecting themselves.
Rhino dehorning is an extreme measure being taken to help save the rhino, and is a reminder of just how serious the rhino poaching crisis has become. Please consider supporting this work. There are huge costs to bear - from vet and chopper costs to the tracking collars themselves, which are in the region of R15 000 per collar.