I am lacing up my boots for Walking for Wild: a140-km long and winding trek will take me from the tourist Mecca of Victoria Falls to the very Western reaches of Lake Kariba - the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir.
As a Board Member, I’m psyched and fortunate to be able to raise critical funds for Victoria Wildlife Trust (VFWT), an amazing organization that is saving Africa’s iconic wildlife. This is the seventh year I’ve undertaken the twenty-four-hour endurance walk to Msuna and, together with the Walking for Wild team, I’ve managed to raise more than US$70,000. The money raised has gone towards various VFWT programs, including snared animal rescue, wildlife rescue rehabilitation and mitigating community-animal conflict.
This year Walking for Wild is more important than ever. Because of poor rains, wide spread crop failure and scarce grazing and browse for wildlife and livestock, we're expecting elevated levels of snaring and other poaching, increasing incidents of crop raiding by wildlife, greater demands on our High Care Rehabilitation Centre and intensive protection efforts for our black and rhino rhino populations. Our normally stretched staff will need reinforcements and our programs are going to need increased support. We’re going to need you!
You can read more about Walking for Wild here, the story of how it came to be is quite a remarkable one. And remember, your tax deductible donation will yield immediate, measurable, life-saving results. It only takes $120 to rescue, treat and release a zebra or antelope or warthog from a life-threatening snare, $200 for an elephant. $50 will pay for a cyanide field test so that we can mitigate wildlife poisonings quickly and prosecute effectively.
Please click on the orange DONATE button to help me reach my goal of $10,000 by contributing whatever you can to Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust for Africa’s iconic wildlife. Then, ask your friends to donate and even to set up their own crowdfund to help VFWT. Every dollar matters, every person and every voice too. Thank you, we cannot do this without you.
Let’s do this again!
Board Member, VFWT