You’ve probably wondered how you can do a bit of good in the world.
You’ll be surprised the difference you can make for these wild animals.

What you get when you join our Community.

- Monthly stories from the bush about how you're making a difference.
- You'll feel the love every month as you do something good for our planet.
- You'll meet Margrit and Russ, Nikela's Founders, traveling Africa finding Wildlife Heroes so together we can stop the killing.

The results so far.

Over $70,000 given to 24 Wildlife Heroes in 8 African countries.
This has cared for baby Rhino, rescued Pangolin, protected Elephants, nurtured orphaned Monkeys... and the list goes on.
That's making a difference for a ton of animals!

Meet Some Wildlife Heroes

Related Videos

  • 100 Elephants die each day! One Woman stops the Killing

    Every day 100 elephants die in Africa for their ivory tusks. In a forgotten forest in Malawi Lynn and her team of ranger scouts protect them. Where ten years ago there were none, there are now over 140 elephants! However, with this success come a problem... protecting these elephants and their forest.
  • Why Giving is Fun! Our YouTube Channel Trailer

    Enjoy our new YouTube Channel Trailer. Helping people saving wildlife is so much fun! For these wildlife heroes a little means so much. Hand delivered cash donations bring a smile to everyone's faces. You can join Margrit and Russ online...
  • Poachers Trade Spears for Shovels

    DONATE TODAY. In Uganda Moses convinces poachers to stop poaching. He offers them alternatives and they like. Here 42 poachers turn in their spears. Helping is easy...

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Why Others Join the Nikela Community

Robin K.

Thank you for everything you are doing to stop the poaching crisis.”

Paige L.

“My mother, Margie, passed away… I hope this money can do some good in her name.”


Thank you for the great work you do!


“I’m grateful today for the work that you do and grateful that I was able to do just a small part in helping Moses and the elephants”

Jeannine – by chance

“I was looking for information and came across your page to donate to help save vultures. I couldn’t say no.”

Charmaine – a new fan

“In January 2019 I saw one of your videos by “accident” and then was hooked. Thank you for doing this amazing work.“

Baye Elizabeth Pigors – founder Free to be Wild

“Thank you guys for your support through the years and for always coming to visit. To be honest you impact us so much because we are a small organization and what you do just means so much to us .”

Mina M. (volunteer – USA)

“I love the idea of giving back to the environment and the animals who cannot speak up for themselves… Nikela helps me focus on things that are important to me personally.”

Neville B. (monthly donor – New Zealand)

It is people like you that enable others like myself to find a home for our modest contributionsI can’t read a story like POACHED!  and do nothing. 

Golda V. (donor)

I donated because I want to help people who are working hard to and directly to save African wildlife…

Sandra R. (donor and volunteer – USA)

I loved the idea of working with people who are fighting such a noble cause.  I love working with Margrit…  keeping us all together and motivated …

Pawan – India – Longest standing monthly donor

Hats off to you and Sir who still in this (your) age are doing fantastic job to protect wild life…

Margie (monthly donor – USA)

I’m so amazed at you and Russ. Love your blogs and emails!

Liz (monthly donor – USA)

I remember hearing that recurring donations help immensely…  Glad to be a part of your work. 

Colleen G. (volunteer – Switzerland)

…what better way to be involved with helping the planet than by actually making some changes?

Mike S. (monthly donor and volunteer)

I just like to help!

Jess (donor – UK)

It’s brilliant that there are people like you doing the work you do.

Cassie S. (volunteer – USA)

I’m a college student on a budget, so I can’t donate much money. Instead… I ended up volunteering with Nikela.

Megaen K. (volunteer – USA)

…I believe in the work that they do. I want to support the dedicated people in South Africa who are working to help animals. They are heroes.

Jim B. (donor – USA)

I’m a friend of Sandy L… in whose honor I made this donation. She told me about and I’ll continue to send support when I can.

Kubilay (monthly donor – India)

…I deliberately made two transactions. First I saw Baye and then Peter and I wanted to give them both a hand.

Mikaela R. (volunteer – USA)

I am grateful to assist in promoting the protection of wildlife in anyway and am honored to partake in such an important and humbling mission.

Khristinna S. (volunteer – USA)

Working closely with the Nikela team and knowing you are contributing to a great cause inspires you every day…

Kalli D. (volunteer – USA)

…to stay connected to the ongoing fight and reality of the wildlife trade I wanted to volunteer with Nikela.

Joyce C. (volunteer – USA)

I got my current part time job because my employer saw the giraffe infographic I created.

Frank v. E. (volunteer – Netherlands)

Small charity organizations can accomplish very direct results… 

Shawn B. (volunteer – USA)

…my team and I were tasked to create a fresh video to promote a participating nonprofit.  After sorting through all of the contenders, we decided on Nikela…

Brandi W. (volunteer – USA)

…I couldn’t stand by and do nothing. Complacency isn’t in my vocabulary. The Earth is losing species faster than ever before! And is happening on our watch…

Jessica I. (volunteer – USA)

…Nikela’s variety of projects and involvement in telling the right stories, by educated people lays the foundation for change. I really enjoy contributing to that.

Heather S. (volunteer – USA)

It is fun to be included in a great project… We are all in this together and as a group, it can be done!

Wendy S. (long standing volunteer)

I love being a part of this…  always wished I could find a way to save them (which isn’t very easy when you live in Ohio.) I wanted to be a “voice” for the rhinos. 

News from the Bush

How Nikela is helping stop the spread of Covid-19

How Nikela is helping stop the spread of Covid-19

During his recent beehive project maintenance check Moses found the farmers very concerned about the spread of Covid-19. The Coronavirus is slithering its ugly tentacles everywhere! Tanzania, in East Africa, has less than 20 confirmed cases to-date. However, in a country with limited health care and economic power the Covid-19 threat is very real. Moses lives in Arusha, the country’s third largest city with a population of over 400,000. Over 700,000 inhabitants when you include the surrounding area. The beehive project is in the surrounding area, outside of the Arusha National Park where elephant, buffalo, leopard and many varieties of… 

If you canceled your African Safari because of Coronavirus – Please consider this.

If you canceled your African Safari because of Coronavirus – Please consider this.

Many African countries are keeping travelers from Europe and the USA out. This forced a mass cancellation of African Safari trips. The Bad News about your African Safari The Coronavirus chaos becomes more and more far reaching! Everyday our lives are impacted in a new way. Our world becomes smaller and more restricted. You like many others were so looking forward to that African Safari. Maybe it was your very first… you’d been saving for a long time to finally get out there to see elephants, lions, zebra, rhino, cheetah, and if you’re lucky, even an elusive leopard. Or maybe… 

3 Ways Corona Virus is Hurting Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

3 Ways Corona Virus is Hurting Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

I’m struggling to pull my thoughts together. Struggling even to sit down with my laptop and write this article. This Corona Virus is ever present in my thoughts and occupying far too much of my time. At least 3 Ways Corona Virus is hurting Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers ONE: Being distracted. Be honest, aren’t you also watching your screen for updates? Chatting with friends on Facebook about their experience? Wondering if the meager stash of toilet paper in your closet is going to last? And the list goes on… tons of things on our minds, distracting us from helping where most… 

Why these farmers are celebrating this harvest season in Tanzania

Why these farmers are celebrating this harvest season in Tanzania

Where wild animals and people live close together human wildlife conflicts are inevitable. Then why are these farmers celebrating? Well, it all started when one man had the notion that with a bunch of beehives the elephants would stay away. Moses took a risk. He approached us here at Nikela to sponsor 10 beehives to keep elephants from destroying farm crops. Families were losing their livelihood, their food and at times their lives. Elephants were crushing their maize. Lone bulls were scaring old and young alike as they tramped through crop fields. Some farmers were grabbing spears and snares to… 

How the Baby Elephant Lost His Trunk to Animal Poaching

How the Baby Elephant Lost His Trunk to Animal Poaching

Animal poaching is never pretty. Wildlife of all sizes can fall prey to being brutally killed for its meat or other valued body parts. Rhino get poached for their horn. Elephants for their tusks. Pangolin for their scales. Lions for their paws. And the list goes on. The poacher frequently uses primitive means to bring down his prey. Some have told us they use spears while others prefer laying snares. Both are cruel. Both generally deadly. Snares are made out of wire. The wire is carefully bent into a series of loops that constrict when the animal steps into it,… 

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