Get involved

By sponsoring one of our helicopter wildlife operations

Africa’s wildlife is faced with many tragedies. Traumatized orphaned rhino calves needing to be searched for, rescued and relocated to care facilities. Elephants walking around with horrific snares, rhinos with agonizing gunshot wounds and numerous other animals in distress. The most effective way to deliver medical assistance is with the use of a helicopter. We also assist with the collaring, tagging and de-horning of rhinos for protection and conservation purposes.

By sponsoring one of our helicopter wildlife operations, you will get a ‘once in a life time’ opportunity to join the ground crew and fully participate in the operation. Please contact us for availability and further information.

Counter-poaching support

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Having a powerful re-active rapid response team is of immense value but having a pro-active capability as a deterrent in conjunction with the rapid response team is priceless! Given the generous monthly contributions from Maike and Chris Vandereydt of Mafunyane Private Game Lodge, who are sponsoring monthly flying hours, we are able to conduct pro-active missions with the helicopter for the first time. The sponsored time is typically being utilised for patrol flights over high risk areas during high risk times with rangers and volunteer rangers on board.

De-horning

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We fully support the de-horning of our rhinos. We feel that the more we can do to increase the risk and lower the reward for poachers, the better the chances of saving our rhinos. The de-horning of the rhinos is a continual process. Due to the vast experience of the teams involved this process is quick and efficient with minimum amount of flying time and stress on the rhinos.

A big shout out to Bateleur’s Nest Lodge in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve who sponsored the helicopter flying time for the de-horning of numerous rhinos so far! Their commitment and passion for conservation is inspiring.