Saving Rhino's & The Conservation of the Kruger!

Anne-Marie Barnet Start Date: Oct 17, 2017 - End Date: Nov 25, 2017
  • South Africa

My Travel Story

by: Anne-Marie Barnet Start Date: Oct 17, 2017 - End Date: Nov 25, 2017
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" ~ Gandhi

I've chosen to take a break from the corporate world next year to go & volunteer in South Africa. My placement will consist of looking after baby rhino's that have become orphaned due to their mothers being poached, helping the rangers/vets with the conservation of the Kruger - tracking herds & assisting with animal relocations & volunteering at local schools/communities. 

I've chosen South Africa because after visiting late last year I've fallen in love with the country. I have a real soft spot for all animals & want to help towards keeping them around for as long as possible. South Africa has by far the largest population of rhinos in the world and is an incredibly important country for rhino conservation. In 2016 alone, 1,054 rhinos were reported killed in South Africa. The 2016 figures represent a loss in rhinos of approximately 6% in South Africa, which is close to the birth rate, meaning the population remains perilously close to the tipping point.

I've never done any long term volunteering before & I'm really looking forward to it. I'm hoping my positive attitude & bubbly personality will brighten up life in the Kruger for not only the animals but also the people there doing wonderful things to preserve it.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated, no matter how small. The program fee goes towards the conservation of the Kruger National Park, the protection of Rhino's & local African communities. 
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