Have a look at our "Meet the Dogs" page and find your favourite dog that you would like to support. This can either be on a monthly or yearly basis. It is up to you whether you how much you would like to contribute. Donations will go towards their food, general care, work gear and to buy them a new favourite toy! In return, we will keep you updated about your dog and what he/she is up to.
The Greater Mapungubwe Lion Project
This Lion was illegally killed in the GMTFCA in 2012
The Lion population in the Greater Mapungubwe is under threat from conflict with people, illegal poaching and over exploitation through legal hunts. We are addressing this by working collaboratively with other local stakeholders to assess the current status of the population through scat surveys and call-up surveys.
In the winter of 2014, we hope to start with a thorough scat detection survey with our dogs. We will be looking most importantly for Lion scats but we will also ask the dogs to find Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Spotted and Brown Hyeana scats. We will be searching the Greater Mapungubwe TFCA which covers ground in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Further to this, we are setting up a Lion Response System to monitor where the Lions are in relation to livestock farms. We will be offering proactive support by placing Livestock Guardian Dogs in key areas, and will offer reactive support when Lions move into danger areas. By combining close monitoring of the population, with conflict mitigation work, we can help to secure the future of this population of Lions in this World Heritage Site area.
Rox checking an elephants breathing while a snare was removed
by the South Luangwa Conservation Society.
We intend to continue our anti-poaching work by further developing the snare detection work within the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. The horrific nature of the snaring we witnessed in Zambia on our most recent work trip as well as what is happening here in our own area has convinced us that this work to help anti-poaching units is essential. The elephant pictured right was estimated to be only 4 years old and had a horrific snare injury around his neck, and was missing the tip of its trunk from a previous snare injury.
Further to the snare work, we would like to help with placing anti-poaching tracking dogs in key locations around South Africa and wider into Southern Africa.
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We need your help to keep this work going!
Ranger and Carline
We are a small organisation which means none of you money goes on expensive overheads. It all goes directly into hands on conservation work and even small donations go a long way! Please contact us to find out how you can help!