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Here is a rough map of the places we’ll be talking to wildlife conservationists and advocates:
We’re looking to have many wonderful conversations as we make our visits like…
The Daktari Bush School and meeting Michele and Ian. This dedicated couple gives their time and money to create wildlife advocates out of local children and their families.
The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is of course also on the list and we look forward to watching Shannon perform her magic with her free flights. Ben and Shannon devote their lives to reverse the trends toward raptor extinction.
Meeting with Will who owns and operates both a TV show and Leopard Rescue (the latter on a shoe string) will be another highlight of this trip. Protecting the leopard and other big cats are Will’s passion.
Chatting with Tony who after 22 years finally was ready to fulfill his commitment when he created Monkeyland.
Then there’s Christo who started his own wildlife conservation foundation and is working tirelessly to stem the ever increasing horror of rhino dehorning by poachers.
These folk are a sampling of the diverse wildlife conservationists and advocates working in various parts of South Africa and with diverse endangered or threatened species that are included in this year’s tour.
Since April of 2010 we’ve devoted our time and resources to develop NIKELA to link people who care with those dedicated to saving the wildlife in South Africa.
Any help to defray the expense of this wildlife conservation tour (around $10,000 for airfare, car rental, accommodations, meals, etc.) is greatly appreciated.