Beth and the African Wildlife

beth stein Start Date: Jul 28, 2018 - End Date: Jan 27, 2019
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • Madagascar

My Travel Story

by: beth stein Start Date: Jul 28, 2018 - End Date: Jan 27, 2019
Both travel and animals have always played a large role in my life. I have found that seeing the world from another perspective and stepping into someone else's shoes builds empathy and creates a higher level of connection. The empathy with which animals instinctively act can be one the greatest lessons for us as human beings.

Volunteering takes a lot of planning, research and money.  I'm heading over in August for at least 6 months, but am hoping to raise enough to continue my conservation work going beyond what I already have planned. The work I'll do will save the lives of vulnerable animals while improving the future of those species which are endangered.

My day to day acrivities will include the following among other things:
• rehabbing injured animals
• raising orphaned animals
• tracking and collecting data
• replanting flora
• cleaning and maintaining the grounds
• protecting the animals from poachers, who everyday are dwindling the   numbers of our African wildlife.

As a bonus, I'll have the opportunity to work within the community, assisting at on-site schools in teaching English. My plan is to volunteer in Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya. With your help I can add more countries, more growth, and more opportunity to that list. Basically, I'll keep going if you keep funding my volunteer work.

Any amount helps to keep me and this project going. Thank you!!!
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • Madagascar

Updates

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  • C.A.R.E

    Hi everyone!!

    Thanks to all who’ve donated so far. sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been busy and here’s why.... I’ve settled in at C.A.R.E (http://www.primatecare.org/care-home) in South Africa. In SA, baboons are seen as pests....ironic that humans consider a fellow mammal which we share 96% of our DNA with a pest