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!

From our YouTube Channel

Related Videos

  • Six Easy Steps to Make a Difference in 2021

    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...

Want to Ride Along?

Get stories & videos from the bush

Why Others Like You Give

Andrew Y. – DONOR

“Thank you for all you do. Don’t ever give up. We will win this battle together.”

Laura V. – DONOR

“We love what you’re doing to help African animals and people. Keep up the great work!

Caterina V. – DONOR

“What Moses is doing is astonishing to stop human wildlife conflict… I’ve really been caught up by this cause… we all hope for a better world.”

Abdallah G. – DONOR

“Thank you Peter for all you do to stop rhino poaching.”

Ian R. – DONOR

“You do amazing work protecting our rhinos. Thank you Peter so much.”

Anna L. – DONOR

“I’m an artist who mostly paints animals. I want to start helping save them. Thanks for the hard work and perseverance in your mission.” 

Devin M. – DONOR

“Thank you for your efforts. I love bearded vultures and consider them the single greatest design of nature.”

Lea C. – DONOR

“Thank you for helping save Pangolins… such fascinating, gentle sweet beings…”

James T. – DONOR

“Love you guys! Keep it going Nikela team!”

Monserrat G. – DONOR

“Continue to protect wildlife. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.”

Sarah D. – DONOR

“Happy to help in a small way. Keep up the great work.”

Orla B. – DONOR

“Well done Lynn and team – keep up the great work!”

Jorge H. – DONOR

“Great work there Moses. Greetings from Chile.”

Nancy P. – DONOR

“Thanks for the good work you do sponsoring those on the ground, like Moses. This gift is to honor my mother who will be 96.”

Banu S. – DONOR

“I am deeply saddened by the massacre of rhinos. My heart bleeds with them and for them.”

Caroline – DONOR

“Thank you for your hard work and dedication.”

Deb H. – DONOR

“I would be happy to sponsor a ranger.”


“Thank you so much for all you do to save endangered wildlife! You’re an inspiration.”

Kevin K. – DONOR

“This donation is in honor of my mother Chris K. on Mother’s Day.”

Bart C. – DONOR

“Sending you all my love, support, and gratitude for your noble efforts!”

Veronica Y. – DONOR

“Honored to help!”

Kim -Quarterly DONOR

“I was moved to tears this morning by the image of an infant rhino, orphaned when poachers killed his mother… I hope this small quarterly token goes in some way to help prevent more of this happening.”

Liz & Jim – DONORS

“Susan made us aware of these kind, dedicated people (Wildlife Heroes.) In particular Moses, who saves animals and builds his community”

Cannon F. – DONOR

“I’m donating for my school project to help end poaching.”

Alex L. – DONOR

“Never give up!”


“Thank you for the work you do. Every life saved is a treasure for the future.” 

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.”

Anon – DONOR

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

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.”

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 DONORS

“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.“

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

Celebrating the 25th Rescued Vervet Monkey Troop Release

Celebrating the 25th Rescued Vervet Monkey Troop Release

“The Mkela rescued vervet monkey Troop is ready for release,” was the good news from Silke at Bambelela. Since 2008, when the first 60 monkeys were given a second chance to live free, 909 have been released. 851 are still enjoying the wild life nature intended for them. All this thanks to one woman, Silke Von Eynern. Along with her team, which includes Belinda Langlois and dedicated volunteers from all around the globe Silke has become a highly skilled rehabber. We first met Silke in March 2014. During our stay the area experienced the worst rains in years. We saw… 

VIDEO: Nikela’s 11th Anniversary How it all Started

VIDEO: Nikela’s 11th Anniversary How it all Started

It’s Nikela’s 11th anniversary! What a ride it’s been! It’s amazing to look back at how one crucial encounter triggered it all. This one experience catapulted two ordinary people, like Russ and I, to start a nonprofit charity to help people saving wildlife. Although Nikela has remained small and volunteer run we’ve distributed over $85,000 to 24 projects in eight African countries. How it all started… with a bird? In early 2009 Russ, and I visited the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary close to where my parents lived, in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. This sanctuary cares for falcons, hawks, kites, eagles,… 

Is it Possible to Stop Wildlife Hunting with Dogs?

Is it Possible to Stop Wildlife Hunting with Dogs?

Hunting with dogs goes back centuries. Some say archeological evidence suggests that as early as 14,000 years ago prehistoric man partnered with dogs to hunt wildlife. Over time it evolved. Dogs were bred specifically to hunt a targeted species…Pointers birds and Hounds wolves for instance. In Africa today, although colonists bred dogs specifically for hunting (like the Rhodesian Ridgeback) cross breeds are now more commonly used. Dogs are natural predators, and once they’ve tasted blood and raw meat they’re pretty much ready for another kill. There are people living in close proximity to wildlife who take full advantage of this…. 

Help Buy Tents for Rangers who Protect Lions

Help Buy Tents for Rangers who Protect Lions

You can help protect lions from being poached. When we think of animal poaching we typically don’t think “lions”. Sadly, since 2014 lions have joined rhino, elephants and the harmless pangolin on the dangerous Wildlife Poaching List. Africa’s lions are being poached for their teeth and claws… their bones and their tawny skins. The demand is primarily in Asia, but the USA and Europe are not innocent when it comes to craving lion body parts. With lion populations losing ground and some predicting they could be extinct by 2050 we have no time to lose. Fortunately there are folk like… 

How Wildlife And The Environment Are Intimately Connected

How Wildlife And The Environment Are Intimately Connected

“Let’s save more wildlife!” This is a very noble cry. However, wildlife and the environment must be saved, preserved and protected together. One without the other doesn’t get the job done in the long run. Wildlife affects the environment and the environment affects wildlife in so many different ways. So much so, that saving wildlife and the environment go hand in hand. It really makes perfect sense when we stop to think about it. Elephants and Africa The African Elephant is a very large mammal. It’s feet alone are 45.7 cm (18 inches) in diameter. One adult elephant eats up…