Wildlife ACT Wishlist

We are sometimes asked by volunteers if they can bring anything along with them to further support the work our field teams are doing, or to make camp life more efficient. The answer is a definite YES! While our camps are already equipped to operate at full steam ahead, it is often access to the shops that actually stock many of the items below that makes it difficult to replenish our supplies. BUT we need to stress that just by volunteering you are making a huge difference and we do not expect you to bring anything but your enthusiasm and hard work. However if you have room for an SD card or a couple of batteries – things that get used every day in the field – it will make a big difference.

If you have any of the items listed below lying around at home and are not using them, please bring them along. We’ll be sure to make good use of them. The more we can re-use instead of buying new, the better; it’s part of our sustainability principle. Some of the items listed below are educational supplies needed for our bush camps and community outreach programs, and are usually cheaper overseas compared to where we are.

And thank you as always, we honestly feel like we have the best supporters in the world.

A HUGE thank you to returning volunteers Lizzie Hide, Gabi Kirschning, Annette O'Connell and Cath Bamford, who brought Christmas early to two of our camps by bringing all sorts of useful and thoughtful items with them to donate!

Image: We have had some very generous volunteers in the past who continue to overwhelm us with donations. Lizzie Hide, Gabi Kirschning, Annette O’Connell and Cath Bamford deserve special mention. Just look at the load they bought last year!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO A SPECIFIC WILDLIFE ACT PROJECT OR TOWARDS A SPECIFIC ITEM, PLEASE INCLUDE THIS IN THE DETAILS WHEN MAKING THE DONATION

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THE WILDLIFE ACT WISHLIST

GENERAL WILDLIFE ACT WISHLIST AS SUGGESTED BY VOLUNTEERS & MONITORS

  • Frying pans
  • Coffee plungers
  • Tools & small toolbox
  • Decent kitchen knives
  • Mugs and wine glasses
  • Rope, string, cable ties
  • SD cards (Sandisk 8Gb)
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Measuring cups/spoons/jugs
  • Tupperware/plastic containers
  • Tupperware/plastic containers
  • Power Banks (for charging cellphones)
  • Pens, pencils, rubber bands, Sellotape
  • Photos/pictures/artwork to brighten up our camps
  • Old books (we love field guides and natural history books)
  • Ink cartridges (HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 / 2515 models)
  • Cutlery (some of our cutlery is looking a bit mismatched and tired)
  • Car washing equipment, such as sponges, Chamois, polish, etc.
  • Reusable mesh bags for fresh fruit and vegetables – See Freshbags.co.za
  • AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (available in the UK and US)
  • Flasks (hot tea and coffee are vital, when your morning starts at 4am) – to fill 6 mugs!
  • Filter coffee (volunteers and staff love their coffee but good coffee is an expensive luxury)
  • Zip-lock bags (useful for taking snacks out into the field & freezing leftovers for you to heat after a busy day out)
  • Laptops (If you have recently upgraded and were wondering what to do with your older laptop)
  • Binoculars (Often our volunteers bring their own but it would be great to have a few pairs for the volunteers who don’t have a pair if you have an old pair that you aren’t using any more)

IMFOLOZI CAMP WISHLIST

  • Latex gloves
  • Knife sharpener
  • USB flash drives
  • Bed side lamps ×4
  • D-cell battery chargers
  • Camera for the vehicle
  • SD cards for camera traps
  • Handheld vacuum cleaner
  • Camping or outside chairs
  • Pillows for the pallet couch
  • Sharp steak knives (Victorinox)
  • Pair of Binoculars for the vehicle
  • Rechargeable D-cell batteries x16
  • Medium to Large sized cable ties (300 x 5mm)
  • Solar lights or paraffin lamps for the outside table
  • Car washing equipment; such as sponges, polish etc.
  • Rubber gloves for handling meat (thick heavy duty)
  • Covid 19 Antigen Self Tests (We can’t buy them is South Africa yet)
  • Android Rugged Phone for Data capture in the field (any old/refurb Android phone will do)

HLUHLUWE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Stationary
  • Tupperware
  • USB flash sticks
  • Kitchen knife set
  • Camera for the car
  • Binoculars for the car
  • Medium to large Cable ties
  • Handheld vacuum cleaner
  • Measuring cups and jugs
  • Rain ponchos for the vehicle
  • Travel mugs for morning coffee
  • Small desktop fans for bedrooms
  • Rechargeable AA batteries × 10
  • Rechargeable D Cell batteries × 20
  • Electric drill for camera trap work
  • Rubber gloves for handling meat (heavy duty)
  • Solar lights or paraffin lamps for the outside table
  • Covid 19 Lateral Flow tests (not available in SA yet)
  • Photos / pictures / artwork for kitchen and bedrooms
  • Old books (we love field guides and natural history books)
  • Filter coffee (good coffee is an expensive luxury in Zululand!)
  • Car washing equipment: sponges, buckets, polish, car shampoo
  • Ratchet Spanner Set / Socket wrench set (for collaring and camera trap work)
  • Android Rugged Phone for Data capture in the field (any old/refurb Android phone will do)

UMKHUZE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Angle grinder
  • Solar lanterns
  • Camping chairs
  • Portable projector
  • Lawnmower (petrol)
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Coffee cups for the kitchen
  • Stainless steel cooking pots
  • Big mirrors for bathrooms x2
  • Indoor board games (assorted)
  • Tumbler glasses for the kitchen
  • Shower corner shelf for soap, etc.
  • Electric drill (cordless, powerful 18V)
  • Binoculars for the monitoring vehicle
  • Small electric or battery powered fans for volunteer rooms
  • Stainless steel flasks to keep water hot for coffee stops in the field
  • Duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets for single beds x5 (natural colours)
  • Durable mugs for coffee breaks during field monitoring sessions (not ceramic)
  • AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (available in the UK and US)

Small items available in SA or suitable to fit in suitcases:

  • Cable ties
  • Hand towels for bathrooms x2
  • Kitchen knife set (stainless steel)
  • Tupperware / plastic containers for food
  • Vehicle spot light with a long beam and red filter (approx 1000 lumen 731 metre)

MANYONI GAME RESERVE WISHLIST

  • Hammocks
  • AA Batteries
  • Pin board
  • Small Fans
  • Scatter Cushions
  • Solar Fairy lights
  • Bedside lamps X 2
  • 6 X New Mosquito Nets
  • Couch for recreation area
  • New hardy outside chairs
  • Old Frames house walls (décor)
  • Pair of binoculars for the vehicle
  • Battery charger for AA batteries
  • New hardy floor mats (for outside)
  • SD Memory Cards for Camera Traps
  • Solar lamps for outside dinner area
  • Pictures for the house walls (décor)
  • Power Banks (for charging cellphones)
  • New mammal info guide books for vehicle
  • Bird info book for vehicle (so we can ID birds in field)
  • Indoor board games or puzzles (for rainy day activities!)
  • Portable speaker (Bluetooth) for braai/kitchen (chill time!)
  • Wood to make extra Cupboards for Volunteers Bedrooms
  • Wood to build Veggie Garden outside (to keep out warthogs!)
  • Physical activity games (frisbee, bat and ball, volleyball net etc.)
  • Stainless Steel Flask (for our deserved mid-morning coffee breaks!)
  • AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (available in the UK and US)

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR IN-SCHOOL LESSONS & ENVIRONMENTAL BUSH CAMPS

  • 1 x portable projector
  • 1 x portable projector screen
  • 1 x Speakers
  • 3 x digital cameras and SD cards
  • 3 x Smart Phones (with WhatsApp)
  • 2 x Laptops (with 500GB harddrive, WiFi capability, Windows and Microsoft office)

We understand that some of the items listed above are difficult to fit into one’s luggage. As an alternative, donations can be made via GivenGain for those who wish to rather donate funds towards any items listed. Please be sure to specify what you would like your money to be used for! And thank you as always, we honestly feel like we have the best supporters in the world.

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