Wildlife Volunteer in South Africa
Wildlife ACT was founded and has always existed to support real conservation work where it is needed most. Numerous Game Reserves within South Africa cannot afford to fund a dedicated monitoring team within their boundaries, due to budget limitations and staff shortages. Wildlife ACT has come to these reserves with the proposal to provide this priority species Monitoring service, free of charge, in order to ensure the safety of these endangered species.
Our projects have been approved and contracted directly by the Management authority of each Reserve, to perform this critical and essential conservation work for those Reserves, at no cost to the reserve themselves. We are therefore 100% dependent on funding from paying conservation volunteers, in order to perform the work we are doing in South Africa. As a Wildlife ACT conservation volunteer you can actively help endangered and priority wildlife species conservation.
The reserves on which we work mainly focus on research into African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Black Rhino and Vultures; however, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and White Rhino are also monitored. We are the only conservation volunteer organisation in South Africa who are supported by and working with high profile organisations such as the WWF, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), the Wildlands Conservation Trust and other well known conservation NGO’s, as well as working with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (the provincial conservation authority). We are also officially contracted by the international wild cat organisation, Panthera, to conduct Leopard monitoring surveys within KwaZulu-Natal.
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