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 Marnus and his team of Lion Rangers.
On any given day, rain, wind or blistering sun you can find Marnus and his team deep in the bush of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park (encompassing protected areas from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.)
They spend days and nights in the bush monitoring lions and looking for signs of poachers. As you can imagine, this is grueling work. The African bush can be thick and dense and difficult to traverse on foot…even with a decent 4×4. At times it is sweltering hot and swarming with insects. Other times desperately dry and dusty. Layer on top of these physical discomforts the constant vigilance for poachers and lions… both potentially life threatening. And you have the epitome of life on the edge.
Tents to Protect Lions
To make this arduous job a bit easier for Marnus’ Lion Rangers we’re seeking donations for six tents. These tents will help them get a better night’s sleep and keep them safer from stinging insects and snakes. Our plan is to buy these tents and hand deliver them to Marnus and his rangers when we (Margrit and Russ with Nikela) return to South Africa by mid-2021.
These tents must be durable as well as light enough to carry in a back pack. From our research one tent will cost around $194. Multiple that by six and you get $1,164. This only takes you and 99 others giving $11.64 each, for us to help out. (100% of your donation goes to help.)
What You Get…
When you participate in this grand adventure (by donating) you’ll be updated with stories and videos of our time in the bush with Marnus and his team of Lion Rangers. Having spent two other times in the bush with Marnus (Namibia and Botswana) we know this will be one crazy adventure among the lions.
Get involved today.
Make a comfortable donation and help buy six tents to protect lions.
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