Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19

by Suni-Ridge Sand Forest Park, Environmental Rehabilitation Centre
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19
Urgent - Prevent poaching crisis due to COVID-19

Project Report | Dec 11, 2023
At last! A new fence and wildlife stay safe.

By Janet Anne Cuthbertson | Project leader

The fence that we are replacing
The fence that we are replacing

We are critically aware of the danger our wildlife faces during the festive season. There are extraordinary threats due to poachers trying to obtain illegal supplies of wild animal meat during the Christmas season. During the past year, we have diligently saved towards replacing our security fence with new material and are pleased to announce that we have now at last begun to replace the fence! Your support has helped us achieve this important goal.

Equally as important is the surveillance of the wildlife reserve, and our new wildlife guard is now assisting with the setup and maintenance of the outdoor cam camera that helps reveal any intrusion. Some of the photos have been very interesting, identifying a leopard with her cubs, a white tail mongoose, a porcupine family, several genets, and a rather large Nyala bull that was captured while he was curiously looking into the lens of the cam.  The cams also reveal at times, an animal that may have been snared such as the previous hyena that moved in from a neighboring reserve. 

Our drone is a great help and we regularly fly it to check our boundaries. The drone photo of the zebra and wildebeest shows an internal fence, not the new boundary fence. 

The most pressing need going forward is to afford to employ another well-qualified night watchman to assist with ensuring that the wildlife stays safe at night.

All the inside support we have, however, would be futile without an excellent security fence and we thank all who have assisted us in replacing our old fence with a better quality security fence.

Wishing all our supporters and everyone, a wonderful festive season and every Blessing for 2024. 

Some of the new poles
Some of the new poles
The new fence - Hoorah
The new fence - Hoorah
Drone capture showing zebra and wildebeest.
Drone capture showing zebra and wildebeest.
Night guard patrol
Night guard patrol
Leopard captured on one of the outdoor cam cameras
Leopard captured on one of the outdoor cam cameras
Our boundary and beyond.
Our boundary and beyond.
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Project Leader:
Janet cuthbertson
Hluhluwe , South Africa
$1,424 raised of $5,000 goal
 
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