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RIP Hope

17 Nov 2016 Rhino Conservation 0

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of the female white rhino poaching survivor named Hope on 14 November 2016.

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Announcement on WILD11

30 Sep 2016 0

In the first of what we hope will become a regular series with key social good players, we meet up with Vance Martin, President of the WILD Foundation based in the USA who also sits on the executive committee of Wilderness Foundation Global (WFG).

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Rhino Ranger to the rescue!

22 Sep 2016 0

September 22nd marks World Rhino Day, and Wilderness Foundation Africa in partnership with Peace Parks Foundation and SOUL Music and Performing Arts Academy launches its superhero Rhino Ranger to cut consumption of rhino horn in Vietnam, the worlds largest recipient of illegal rhino horn from South Africa.

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Celebrating 45 Years of Conservation

20 Sep 2016 0

2016 has been a year of milestones for Wilderness Foundation Africa. It is the year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Umzi Wethu Academy, the 20th anniversary of Pride of Table Mountain and the year that we celebrate 45 years of Conservation.


Wilderness Foundation Africa supports African Penguin conservation

01 Sep 2016 0

Wilderness Foundation Africa, through the Forever Wild Conservation Programme, has donated R25 000 towards the rehabilitation of endangered African Penguins who were recently found covered in oil, following spills in Algoa Bay around the Port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape.

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We need your help | Vietnam, be my Hero

23 Aug 2016 0

Wildlife crime is decimating Africa’s iconic species of elephant, rhino, lion and leopard and threatening the very existence of Africa’s protected areas. The alarming rise in rhino poaching stands at the forefront of this wildlife crime crisis....


Every eight hours, a rhino is killed in South Africa. Here's why this affects all of us

28 Jul 2016 0

Having recently celebrated my 30th year with the Wilderness Foundation, it is appropriate to take a moment to reflect on where we have come from before we plan for the future. The Wilderness Foundation was established in 1972 by conservation pioneer and my mentor, Dr Ian Player, who led the team that saved the white rhino from extinction in the 1960s. The team at the Wilderness Foundation will continue the legacy of Ian, working to create a world that has sufficient intact natural ecosystems and wilderness areas that are valued and effectively protected for the benefit of all species.

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Demand Reduction Campaign launched in Vietnam

30 May 2016 0

A new rhino awareness campaign that launched this month in 11 international schools throughout Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), is calling on the young people of Vietnam to be superheroes and speak out against the use of rhino horn in their country.

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R100 000 Reward Offered Linked to Rhino Poaching in the Eastern Cape

22 Apr 2016 0

The Wilderness Foundation Africa, through the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative and the Wildlife Operations Group, has offered a R100 000 reward for information leading to the successful arrest and prosecution of those involved in the most recent killing of rhino in the Eastern Cape.

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Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment Declared 268 428 hectares, 408 title deeds and 65 landowners

01 Apr 2016 0

Earlier today, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment. This is in accordance with Act No. 57 of 2003 of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003, under section 28(1). The Wilderness Foundation, in conjunction with South African National Parks, facilitated the establishment of the Protected Environment through the Mountain Zebra Camdeboo Corridor project, and South African National Parks will be responsible for the monitoring and annual auditing thereof in future.