Your support will be invaluable in helping us to support the work of Dr William Fowlds, the Wilderness Foundation Medivet Project Co-ordinator and others in the field.
There are a number of current ongoing initiatives to combat the plight of the rhino.
These include Dog Detection and Protection Services, with detection dogs proving invaluable as a deterrent against poachers. Funding is needed to help care for the current dogs and train future dogs.
Day-to-day support is essential for those working in the field to help rhinos injured in poaching attempts. This includes the development of a dedicated facility at Onderstepoort, assisting the ‘Saving the Survivors’ field teams and caring for orphaned baby rhinos. Smaller items such as equipment and medical supplies are always in demand.
Medivet have already started to help by donating an X-ray machine and an iPad to Dr William Fowlds. These are being used in the treatment of the survivors of poaching attacks. We have also used funds to build a rhino rehabilitation enclosure, which is based at the Shamwari Game Reserve, where survivors of poaching attacks are treated.
The work on the ground is only one part of the fight against poaching. Successful prosecution of those responsible for wildlife crime is also very important. A mixture of research and development, training, investigation and operational activities is vital in implementing widespread legal action.
With the battle against poaching taking place on so many fronts, your generous donation will go wherever it is needed most.