Volunteering: Achievements of our conservation project in South Africa
Through the dedicated support and commitment of our volunteers, our wildlife conservation project in Zululand/South Africa was able to achieve a lot of things. Learn more
- Over 300 rhinos have been safely transferred to a new home
- Over 400 rhinos could be equipped with tracking devices
- Every day we actively monitored over 80% of South Africa's remaining wild dog metapopulation.
- In a joint effort we have developed special anti-poacher trap collars and applied them to over 80 wild dogs.
- To date we have been able to free more than 100 wild dogs from poacher traps.
- More than 30 vultures have been equipped with small GPS backpacks, which enable us to follow their movement patterns for the first time.
- We are conducting the largest full-time leopard study in Africa, which collects key information on the local leopard populations.
- With more than 500 specialized camera traps, almost half a million pictures of wild animals could be taken – which in turn contributes significantly to our monitoring of endangered species.