Happy holidays! We have some exciting new updates on behalf of the Tsau Lion Pride. The Tsau Pride is doing fantastically with the integration of a wild tawny lioness (Tswalu) with the two white lion males (Matsieng and Zukhara), and the new arrival of another wild tawny lioness that was donated to the project after her pride was shot and killed by unethical neighboring farmers. Thanks to the GlobalGiving donations, the following was possible:
Veterinary Care was provided to treat an injured white lion male, to fit new radio-collars to two lions, and a new lioness was darted and relocated to the Tsau Conservancy [R 33481.70, USD 3,219.36];
Lion Research Equipment was purchased: 3 x new radio tracking collars [R 5244, USD 504.22];
Electric Fencing Energizer was repaired to ensure the lions are protected from being trapped (snared/poached) [R 3867.29, USD 371.85]; and
The remaining funds will continue to cover costs for management of the Tsau protected area (approximately 1,800 acres), veterinary emergencies, protection from trophy hunting threats, anti-poaching security, scientific research and daily monitoring. We are so grateful for your support, without which, the success of our project and the wellbeing of the lions would not be possible! If you are interested in supporting another WLT campaign over the holidays, please consider donating to our Eco-Cubs community conservation education effort.
Thank you for your generous donations towards the A Month of Freedom for the Tsau White Lion Pride at the Global White Lion Protection Trust in South Africa. The project is fully funded: we surpassed our goal and raised almost $9,000! We are so grateful for your commitment to protecting these magnificent creatures!
Unfortunately, during the second week of our campaign, one of the beautiful Tsau lionesses, Kalahari, passed away. The circumstances of her death are inconclusive, though wildlife veterinarians suggested that she died from unknown natural causes. Her loss is a tragedy for our team and a harsh reminder of the challenges faced in introducing lions back into the wild. However, it also reinforces the importance of the work that we do here at the Global White Lion Protection Trust.
Project funds will continue to be used for the Tsau activities listed on the project: protected area management, veterinary emergencies, protection from trophy hunting threats, anti-poaching security, scientific research and daily monitoring. Excess project funds will support similar activities on one of our three sanctuary areas - Tsau, Shidolo and Mbube. We look forward to reporting specific project activities and successes in the near future.
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