Care For Wild Africa

Eryn Davison Start Date: Oct 9, 2017 - End Date: Feb 8, 2018
  • South Africa

My Travel Story

by: Eryn Davison Start Date: Oct 9, 2017 - End Date: Feb 8, 2018
Hi, my name is Eryn and I am going to be travelling to South Africa in August 2018 to take part in voluntary work.
During my time in South Africa, I will be working with many orphaned rhino calves. This is due to poachers illegally hunting rhinos for their horns for reasons such as wealth or 'medicine' for hangovers in Asia. Even though the number of rhinos being poached has slightly fallen over the past 2 years, there are still a high number of rhinos being killed due to mindlessness reasons, for example 1054 rhinos were poached in 2016 and the rhino population is still critically endangered.
I will be caring and rehabilitating these vulnerable calves that have been poached or have been left without a mother; without food, protection and warmth. 
I have planned out how I am going to pay for my experince, however I am fundriasing in order to help pay for a small portion of my costs as I pay them in April 2018. Anything is greatly apprecited and I can promise a mass of pictures/videos when I return!

Thank you for all your help,

  • South Africa