When you become a supporter you get:

- Regular stories from the bush about how your gift is making a difference.
- Tons of 'feel good' as you help people and wildlife.
- You'll even "join" Margrit and Russ, Nikela's Founders, on some of their crazy adventures traveling Africa.

The Impact over the Years.

$85,000 plus given to 24 Wildlife Heroes in 8 African countries.
This has saved Lions, 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!

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    Six Easy Steps to Make a Difference in 2021. Crazy 2020 is behind us! Hurray! Let's look ahead at how to make a difference in 2021. Life feels better when we're doing a bit of good. You may not have much and think you don't matter... You do! Meet our Wildlife Heroes
  • Why this man finds the highly endangered Pangolin worth saving in Uganda

    The highly endangered Pangolin is a harmless little creature being poached for bush meat and the wildlife trafficking trade. Why did Moses jump in to help save them? Moses lives a simple life in his village in Uganda. But when it comes to saving wildlife he is fierce and a force to be reckoned with. About two years ago (in early 2019) Moses learned that pangolin were being poached in his area. He wanted to help. He wanted to help save the pangolin as it had become the most highly endangered mammal on the planet! Read more...
  • How Moses Saves Elephants from Human Wildlife Conflicts in Tanzania with Bees

    When humans and wildlife live in close proximity there's trouble. Human wildlife conflicts between elephants and farmers is a real problem in the northern part of Tanzania. Here elephants find nearby farmers' crops very tasty. Farm crops are destroyed. Farmers get angry and at times elephants or humans are killed or injured. Read more...

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Why Others Like You Give

Pirjo – DONOR

“After several visits to Africa I understood that the best way to support nature conservation in Africa is via hands-on grass-root projects. Nikela is just doing that.”

Anon – DONOR

“I spent 25 dollars on a beehive. As a 14 year old. I wish I could do more.”

Tamarind – DONOR

“I love the work that Margrit and Russ do for African wildlife. It’s an honor to help their causes, and the bee boxes were especially fun.”

Beehive88 – DONOR

“Lovely people who make a lot of difference for both African people and African wildlife.”

Meryn – DONOR

“… The highest level of integrity is apparent as one can see the immediate impact of every donation…”

Fred & Kay- Monthly Donor

“We just increased our monthly gift… because we really appreciate what you’re doing right there on the ground.”

Nancy – Monthly Donor

“Really like hearing what’s happening right there on the ground with my donation.”

Roxanne – Monthly Donor

“Love it that you know each Wildlife Hero personally and that 100% of my donation goes to help.”


Thank you for the great work you do!”

Paige L.

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

Robin K.

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


“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.”


“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

10 Top Post Picks from World Pangolin Day 2021

10 Top Post Picks from World Pangolin Day 2021

Every year in February World Pangolin Day brings the planet’s most endangered mammal to center stage. Every year more people get involved. Sadly, every year millions ( 2,7 million according to AWF.og) of pangolin are killed for their scales and their meat. Why should we care? After all we’re talking about a silly, scaly little critter that eats ants. Like most species they serve a distinct role in their ecosystem. Besides that, like all of nature (except maybe mosquitoes) they deserve to live. What follows are the ten top posts from around the globe that I thought most pertinent (besides… 

Life on the Line: Would You Risk Yours to Protect Rhino?

Life on the Line: Would You Risk Yours to Protect Rhino?

Every day Kobus Marais put his life on the line to protect rhino. Every day so many others do the same. Would you? Would you put your life on the line? Kobus while on a training exercise with his patrol dog was attacked and killed by a lion. Sadly, neither Kobus nor his team mates had noticed the predator until it was too late. How could this happen? Well, wildlife rangers like Kobus who protect rhino and other wildlife from poachers know their work is dangerous. Similar to police officers and fire fighters… or better yet soldiers. Wildlife rangers put… 

Why have honoree donations become so popular?

Why have honoree donations become so popular?

During the months leading up to the 2020 Holiday Season the number of honoree donations increased. Actually, before that we’d received them on occasion, or during our Sponsor a Beehive campaign. What are honoree donations? Donations made to honor someone. Most of our honoree donations are made in behalf of a family member, a friend, deceased parent, or colleague. Let me not forget, one teenager made a donation and honored a special pet. An honoree or tribute donation, as its also called, is typically made in lieu of a traditional gift. They can be made to celebrate a birthday, anniversary,… 

VIDEO Why this man finds the highly endangered Pangolin worth saving in Uganda

VIDEO Why this man finds the highly endangered Pangolin worth saving in Uganda

A rather obscure creature this highly endangered Pangolin. It’s scales are consumed in Asia. It’s meat is eaten locally. This demand is fueling poaching both for bush meat and the wildlife trafficking trade. However, in Uganda there is one man who finds this little critter worth saving. Why this man finds the highly endangered Pangolin worth saving in Uganda Hello I’m Margrit. And I’m Russ. And we’re with Nikela. We retired early so we could travel Africa in this old Land Rover, to find and help people saving wildlife. Today we’re going to introduce you to another amazing person. And… 

Now Available the FREE EBOOK The Modern Wildlife Ranger

Now Available the FREE EBOOK The Modern Wildlife Ranger

Did you know “A wildlife ranger’s life is now at far greater threat from poachers than from any of the animals he/she works with?”  Peter Milton states in the latest free ebook. On that frightening note, let’s not shy away from the ever important frontline work performed by the modern wildlife ranger. Without them poaching would most likely have wiped out Africa’s endangered wildlife species already, and put many others on the protected species list. Peter Milton has been protecting the endangered rhino for decades. In this second free ebook published by Nikela Peter shares how much being a wildlife… 



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