Biologists without Borders a U.S. based non-profit that supports wildlife conservation in Africa. Our conservation efforts include anti-poaching support, endangered species studies, protecting essential habitats, and addressing human/wildlife conflicts. We rely heavily on our fundraising safaris to support these conservation efforts. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we had to cancel both our May and September safaris.
Because of the virus outbreak, South Africa has shut down all their wildlife reserves. As a result, they have seen a tremendous increase in poaching rates. Tourism not only keeps these reserves functioning financially but also provides that extra vigilance that keeps the poachers at bay.
Our wildlife conservancy, which provides a essential corridor between two large existing wildlife reserves, has also been suffering from this. Our rangers have been finding 10x the number of snares normally found which has already resulted in several animal deaths. We need funds to keep paying the salaries of our rangers, who live in the local communities, and who manage our wildlife conservancy 24/7 to keep our animals safe.
Sustainable conservation is highly dependent on the support and trust of the local communities. Providing income for the local community not only supports them in this time of need but also provides the anti-poaching support we desperately need.
Thanks so much for your support!