Maggie Sergio to hand-deliver donation check to Karin Saks, primate expert who rescues and educates about vervet monkeys and baboons in South Africa.
“I am both honored and thrilled to be working as a volunteer for Nikela…
My job for Nikela is pure fun. I get to deliver a donation check to Karin.”
There is still time to make your contribution.
>>> Need only $280 more to reach GOAL of $3,000 <<<
On March 5th Maggie, a Nikela Volunteer, heads for South Africa to personally deliver a donation check to help Karin with her center where she rescues primates (vervet monkeys and baboons) who have been injured, orphaned, shot, poisoned our otherwise abused. Besides being a rescue center Karin, also known as Baboon Woman, is on the forefront of educating the public in how to live peaceable with the monkeys to resolve human-wildlife conflicts.
Click here to read a very special letter to You from Karin
In the USA we deal with raccoons finding safe haven in our attics or stealing bananas out of our coolers while camping. In South Africa it’s the monkeys who sneak in thru windows to grab a piece of fruit or rummage through trash cans. Like in the USA we learn to seal holes and put a strap around our coolers Karin teaches the people in South Africa how to prevent monkey mischief.
This education is so necessary as sadly these monkeys are treated like vermin and their populations are declining as their troops are being disseminated by poaching and via snaring, poisoning, shooting and cars.
Karin’s center, a very humble compound in the Knysna forest is a safe place for monkeys to heal and to be reintroduced to the wilds whenever possible. Those that can’t be stay and call the compound home.
For those who love Monkeys
- A letter including your name and names of all the other donors will accompany the check given to Karin.
- Maggie will take tons of photos and videos during her visit with the Baboon Woman. These will be made available first to who make a donation between now and February 29.
- And one more thing, Maggie will bring back a photo of Karin with her monkeys personally signed by Karin that will be sent electronically to you.
How the money works
100% of your donation via this website (minus a small bank transaction fee) goes to Karin to save monkeys. Maggie is paying her own way to South Africa. Plus she is donating her time and use of her camera to benefit this wildlife conservation project. As Nikela is a virtual nonprofit run solely by volunteers no salaries or overhead expenses are taken out of your donation.
Thanks for joining the fun and helping Karin save more “Josephs”.