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.

$75,000 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!

Meet Some Wildlife Heroes

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  • How Nikela and YOU help people saving wildlife in Africa

    Wildlife is Africa! Sadly elephant, lions, rhino, pangolin and many other endangered wildlife species are being killed every day for their body parts. But there is good news. Nikela connects you to real Wildlife Heroes. You give monthly, we send 100% to help right there on the ground.
  • 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.
  • Moses Saves Endangered Pangolin One at a Time

    Moses is a true Wildlife Hero. A one of a kind sort of fella who rescues the highly endangered Pangolin one at a time from the Bush Meat and Wildlife Trafficking Trade. Not only that, he educates others constantly to expand his network so others join him in this huge mission. You can get involved too by making a donation.  Or learn more about Moses and his work

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Why Others Like You Give

Meryn – DONOR

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

Beehive88 – DONOR

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

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

This Upcoming #GivingTuesday – Why supporting People in Africa is more important than ever this year

This Upcoming #GivingTuesday – Why supporting People in Africa is more important than ever this year

Life around the world has been disrupted by COVID-19. People in Africa are probably hit one of the hardest. In the western world some may be spending far too much time isolated from loved ones. but in Africa there are far too many who don’t know where the next meal is coming from. Africa is a continent where many families live day to day. Relying on daily wages or daily harvests. When this pandemic first broke out Moses in Uganda told us “hunger, not the Coronavirus will kill us.” People in Africa Why does Moses do it? With the loss… 

Finding Gratitude in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Finding Gratitude in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

When every day seems more uncertain than the one before finding gratitude is probably the last thing on our minds. It’s been four months now since we were supposed to be back in Africa. Back on the road to visit our Wildlife Heroes. Back on the road in our old Land Rover living outdoors enjoying the wild (and not so wild) areas of Southern and Eastern Africa that we love. One solace is that we’re not alone in this. You, like us have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like you, we’ve had loved ones get sick with this… 

Saving Elephants: How a Dream Became Reality in Tanzania

Saving Elephants: How a Dream Became Reality in Tanzania

“I am a youth aged 29 years, deeply passionate with saving elephants, wildlife conservation and rescuing all animals. How can I get support from Nikela?” We get numerous requests for funds throughout the year. However, this email from Moses Ryakitimbo was somehow different. Sadly we’d missed meeting Moses while we were in Tanzania in early 2017, but that didn’t deter him. When he was ready to put his plan into action he reached out. Unlike many others his plan was simple, practical, doable and within Nikela’s reach of providing assistance. Moses himself was young, dedicated, strategic and tenacious. Where others… 

Alternative Livelihoods: The Key to Stop Wildlife Poaching

Alternative Livelihoods: The Key to Stop Wildlife Poaching

It’s easy to tell someone to stop wildlife poaching. But its much harder to provide alternative livelihoods to make it really happen. Wildlife poaching has been around forever. Snaring, spearing and shooting wildlife for both the wildlife trafficking syndicates and the bush meat trade are not new. However, what is new is the scale at which wildlife is being poached. Many species, including the iconic rhino, the little known pangolin, the mighty elephant, and even the ‘king of the jungle’ the lion, are being poached at alarming rates for their body parts. Three Ways to Stop Wildlife Poaching There are… 

What Nikela can and cannot do to help people saving African wildlife

What Nikela can and cannot do to help people saving African wildlife

Saving African wildlife has touched the hearts (and pocket books) of people from all around the world. Nonprofits and foundations of all kinds do research, anti-poaching and rescue rehabilitation work. Some of these organizations are huge with mega funding, others are small grass roots efforts with tiny budgets. Large or small, each of these organizations has saving African wildlife as their mission. Exactly what each does and how they do it varies greatly. For the donor, and wanna-be donor, this can be quite confusing. Some large organizations have equally large administrative costs. Some organizations are restricted by the wishes of…