Hi Friends! As you know, I'm working very hard to help protect wildlife on the ground in South Africa with the charity I helped to co-found, Wild Tomorrow Fund.
While John and I could have chosen to volunteer in Africa, keep our corporate jobs and lifestyles, and donate to big conservation groups, we decided instead to personally dedicate our lives to wildlife conservation. The reason we started WTF is because we wanted to make a more direct impact. We could see first-hand that there is immediate need for more help on the ground, supporting people we've met in person, the smaller parks that don't receive as much international attention or national funding, not to mention the wildlife that we've fallen in love with.
This week, Wild Tomorrow Fund is part of Crowdrise's One Week Flash Challenge (they invite just 1% of their charities). If we raise the most money of the charities participating, they'll give us an extra $10,000! This would make such a BIG impact on the ground in South Africa, so we want to try very hard to win for wildlife. I like to say there is only 1 degree of separation between our supporters and the park rangers, anti-poaching units and incredible wildlife of South Africa.
WHY WE ARE FIGHTING
As you may know, many species including elephants, rhinos, and lions are in desperate trouble due to illegal poaching, trophy hunting, and habitat loss. If they have any kind of future they need our help now.
Wild Tomorrow Fund works with multiple reserves in South Africa where these beautiful animals live.
Will you help us by donating today? Every single dollar pushes us closer to the $10,000 grand prize.
As an added bonus for your generosity, GoPro has joined the challenge! Each and every donation you make over $25 enters you in the draw to win a GoPro Session camera worth $200!
HOW YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED
Here are some of the invaluable items and services that your gift can pay for: -
$25 will pay for equipment that includes:-
- Binoculars for Rangers on Patrol
- Water Bottles for Rangers on Patrol
- Flashlights (torches) for Anti-poaching Units
$50 will pay for equipment that includes:-
- Anti-Poaching Ranger Uniform
- Leatherman for Rangers in the Field
- Anti-Poaching Ranger Boots
$100 will pay for equipment that includes:-
- Camera Trap
To get sightings of secretive and shy animals.
- Food for orphaned animals
When females have been killed by poachers their babies are often found wandering alone. Ecolosists capture and care for them until they are old enough to be returned to the wild.
$200 will pay for services that include:-
- Emergency Vet Visit
Many times animals are found injured and need immediate veterinary care to stand a chance of survival.
- School Children Visit to Reserve
Most children living around reserves have never had the opportunity to see wildlife up close. If they understand the issues surrounding animals they will be more likely to protect them when they become adults.
$200 will pay for equipment that includes:-
- Lion, Wild dog, or Hyeana collar
By attaching radio collars to animals ecologists are able to locate them and make sure they’re safe.
$400 will pay for conservation exercises that include:-
- Half an Acre of Wild Land
Wild Tomorrow Fund is purchasing a piece of land that otherwise would have been lost to wildlife forever. It is 1254 acres, has many wild animals including leopards, zebra, hyeana, crocodiles and hippos. Your donation will ensure these animals have a home forever.
$500 will pay for conservation exercises that include:-
- Rhino Dehorning
Dehorning is a way to protect the rhino before the poachers gets to them. This amount pays for helicopter time and vet fees.
- Emergency Response
When elephants, rhinos, lions, or wild dogs break out of the reserves they must be captured and returned as soon as possible. Not everyone cares about wildlife like we do and they will not hesitate to eliminate them.
$500 will pay for equipment that includes:-
- Computer for Ecologists
To track and plot animal movemements by the manager and ecologist.
$1,000 will pay for conservation exercises that include:-
- Entire Day of Helicopter Time & Vet Fees
During this day multiple elephants or rhinos can be worked on.
$15,000 will pay for:-
- Salary of an Ecologist
The ecologist performs vital conservation programs on the ground in South Africa. You’ll get to have a one-on-one relationship with them. They’ll update you every month via skype and/or email on the progress of their work. If you would like more information on this work please reach out to me, or email@example.com.
Please help me by also sharing this campaign with your friends and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and be sure to include the link to this page.
It is shocking but a sad reality that elephants, rhinos, lions and many other African animals are facing an uphill battle against extinction. I hope you can help us to fight back. Thank you for kindness and compassion!