What you get when you become a supporter.

- Regular stories from the bush about how your gift is making a difference.
- Tons of 'feel good' as you fight back against this COVID pandemic.
- As a bonus, you'll meet Margrit and Russ, Nikela's Founders, as they've traveled Africa meeting Wildlife Heroes, experiencing wild places and encountering wild animals.

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

Related Videos

  • Get to really know this young wildlife hero in this full length interview

    In a few short years against huge odds, Baye has turned a promise into a class act Rescue Rehab Release Center in unlikely Zimbabwe. Meet this wonderful young wildlife hero.
  • What NIKELA is doing to fight COVID and save People and Wildlife

    Africa is Wildlife! COVID is devastating to elephants, lions, rhino, pangolin and other wildlife species. Fight COVID. But, there is good news. Nikela connects you with Wildlife Heroes. You donate and we give 100% to help right there on the ground.... to help people like Moses, Lynn, Baye, Moses and Silke.
  • Amazing how this man motivates wildlife poachers to become farmers in Uganda

    One man can make a difference! Poachers talk about their horrific poaching days killing animals. Moses Arineitwe is transforming wildlife poachers and his entire village Rugando in Uganda into a wildlife conservation area. We didn't really believe the full impact until we spent a day with him, former poachers and farmers.

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Why Others Like You Give

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

What NIKELA is doing to fight the Pandemic and save People and Wildlife

What NIKELA is doing to fight the Pandemic and save People and Wildlife

Africa is Wildlife! The Pandemic is devastating to elephants, lions, rhino, pangolin and other wildlife species. What is Nikela doing to help? Can a small  organization do anything to help people and wildlife so impacted by COVID-19? Two Big Problems ONE: Hungry People When the pandemic first broke out Moses, who rescues the highly endangered pangolin in Uganda, said, “Coronavirus might find us, but hunger will kill us.” In the Western world we have much more food security than in many parts of Africa. Food security being, access to food even when times are difficult. In the USA we may… 

Sponsor One Rescued Monkey to Save an Entire Wildlife Center

Sponsor One Rescued Monkey to Save an Entire Wildlife Center

Every day the needs get greater during this COVID pandemic. However, seldom can so little do so much good, like save an entire wildlife center. The “new normal” we all face is full of challenges. However, for many of us it provides super outlets to do some good during these tough COVID times. By sponsoring one rescued monkey we can save an entire Wildlife center! What’s at risk here? I love wildlife. But, I never really cared for monkeys much. Probably because where I was raised they are perceived as pests, even vermin. Then about ten years ago Silke changed… 

An Open Letter to those who donate monthly to save Africa’s wildlife

An Open Letter to those who donate monthly to save Africa’s wildlife

It’s probably no surprise, that those who donate monthly are the life blood of any charity or nonprofit. This is true whether it’s a soup kitchen for the homeless, a reading program for disadvantaged children or conservationists saving the planet’s most endangered wildlife species. Why Those Who DONATE MONTHLY Matter Over the past months and years it’s people like you, who donate monthly, that have made a sustainable difference for Nikela. More specifically, for our Wildlife Heroes and the endangered and threatened species they protect, rescue and give another chance at living free. Thank you so very much. Words are… 

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic Moses rescues highly endangered Pangolin from Poachers

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic Moses rescues highly endangered Pangolin from Poachers

“I have another call…!” This is a familiar message from Moses the man who rescues highly endangered pangolin from poachers in Uganda. Nikela sponsors these rescue missions. Getting funds to Moses quickly is of the essence. Moses relies on support for transportation, reward monies, and pangolin rescue supplies. Care to help save pangolin? DONATE Now This time it’s another successful rescue. One of Moses’ informants had spotted the pangolin in the farm fields close by a neighboring village about 30 kilometers away. The unwary pangolin was of course at high risk for being caught. Two things happen when a pangolin… 

Resolving Human Wildlife Conflicts: What is working and what is not in this northern part of Tanzania

Resolving Human Wildlife Conflicts: What is working and what is not in this northern part of Tanzania

In the early part of 2019 Moses Ryakitimbo reached out to us for help. Resolving human wildlife conflicts is his life’s work. In his late twenties, with a team and a strategy in mind we paid attention. Actually Moses reminded us that we’d planned to meet in early 2017 near Arusha during our 2016-2017 Africa Tour. Sadly due to a comedy of errors it never happened. I was delighted his interest and passion for resolving human wildlife conflicts had not waned. Now, after working with Moses in resolving human wildlife conflicts for over a year, he is figuring out what-is-and-is-not… 



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