THE ISSUE

You would be amazed at the commitment that is necessary to properly fund and support new game reserves before they are ready for visitors like you. From restoring the land, to reintroducing species, and then becoming a familiar enough presence that the wildlife doesn’t flee at the sight or sound of you often takes years! However, it is a vital part of the long-term game plan for many species and so rewarding to finally be able to pay a visit.

THE SOLUTION

See the success of these reinvigorated reserves in person to gain your own appreciation for these passion projects. Learn about the history and the process, such as why certain species have been reintroduced before others and how each affects the other. The interconnected web of nature is truly fascinating and there is no better way to learn than experiencing it all first-hand.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can donate to this cause directly with either a one-time or monthly donation:

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Here are a few ways you can support wildlife reintroduction efforts:

  • Ask your consultant which safari properties have active reintroduction programs and use these properties as the basis of your next itinerary so you can learn about the work they are doing first-hand

WHO WE SUPPORT

BOTSWANA RHINO REINTRODUCTION PROJECT

Initiated in 2000, the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project has been a combined effort between Wilderness Safaris and the Botswana Government to bring white and black rhino back into safe and secure habitats. At one point, black rhino were classified as “Locally Extinct” in Botswana and white rhino looked like they would be soon to follow, making this one of the most significant conservation projects in southern Africa.

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PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

The Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa recovered from its previous state as a mistreated wasteland and is now a prolific reserve that helps stock other wildlife areas with genetically-strong and predator-savvy cheetah, creating new, healthy metapopulations across Southern Africa.