The Finish Line a Better Future for Wildlife
We’re Almost There! Only $1,865 left to go, but less than 9 hour to do it!
We trained 28 wildlife officials in crime scene investigation techniques and evidence collection, helping to bring more poachers to justice.
We rescued more than 20 animals from snares including buffalo, waterbuck, lion, warthog, impala, kudu and elephant.
This elephant somehow ended up with a tire around its neck, probably form rummaging around at the garbage dump.
We immobilized, ear notched, microchipped and assessed the health of 53 rhino – and – we saw our rhino populations stable, increasing by 5%!
We effectively stopped all predation on livestock by lions and other carnivores through our mobile bomas program.
We developed a lab technique using DNA to identify geographic origin of poached elephant ivory which, helps improve conviction rates and allows us to alert others of poaching activity.
750+ rural schoolchildren visited our facilities to learn about relevant conservation issues.
We vaccinated 1,100+ rural dogs against rabies and distemper to prevent outbreaks in our wildlife populations.
Our Community Guardians program helped prevent elephant conflict in communal lands adjacent to wildlife areas.
With more than 50 years under his belt, the unavoidable retirement from the field for our veterinarian Dr. Chris Foggin will require a good succession plan. We desperately need a junior veterinarian in 2020 to start a multi-year apprentice with Chris to ensure that we can continue to help wildlife with expert medical care.
Because of excessive drought and a deteriorating economic situation, we’re seeing an increasing amount of snaring for meat in Zimbabwe resulting in a $10,000 shortage for our December/January rescue and rehabilitation budget. Your support will allow us to get farther into the bush more often so that we can rescue more animals.
We need a vehicle dedicated to wildlife rescue and research so that we react faster and increase our reach.