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Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation will not use funds that are donated by the Public to then be donated to another NPO where further costs would be incurred. We will only use your funds for direct payment to suppliers for items needed to help other organizations or individual projects that will directly help the specific wildlife at risk.

#RhinoOrphanCare 

 
 
 

As part of the Operation RhinoOrphanCare campaign, we are appealing for your help for the Anti-Poaching Unit that protects our Orphan Rhinos and other Wildlife who are in desperate need of supplies to enable them to do their work efficiently.

Field Uniforms, Boots, Handcuffs, Night Vision Glasses, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Flashlights and Winter Jackets, are amongst many items the Rangers who risk their lives daily for our wildlife, are in need of. Please help us to equip these brave individuals.

The fifteen guys in this unit are a special kind of heroes, working under difficult conditions without being properly equipped. They have been incredibly successful over the past three years with zero poaching of rhinos in the area they protect, and have also retrieved every single cycad dug up and smuggled. The precious protected plants are stabilized in a special nursery, before being replanted in the bush where they belong. These guys do amazing work with very little, because they love the bush and animals so much! Imagine how much better they could be if they were properly equipped! You can help!

 
 
 
WHWF Operation #RhinoOrphanCare

A glimpse into how we help the rhino orphans and their caregivers through the generous support of the public.To help support the work we do and get involved in Operation #RhinoOrphanCare, please click on:wildheartwildlifefoundation.org/index.php/how-can-you-help "The Future Of Wildlife Is In Our Hands''#EthicalConservation#WHWF

Posted by Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation on Sunday, March 27, 2016

 

    Pictured above is our recent visit to supply The Rhino Orphanage with desperately needed supplies. December 2015 

Ongoing funding needed to purchase supplies for Rhino Orphans & their Caregivers 

You can make a difference in the lives of some Orphaned Baby Rhinos!

WHWF are appealing for your help by donating to specifically assist us in supplying food, milk and other items needed for the care of Rhino Orphans from all over South Africa.

These Orphaned Rhino Babies need consistent care and ongoing love and nurturing to enable them to survive and flourish in the wake of the tragedies they've experienced.

The amazingly dedicated people who care for these precious babies also need our support, there are various items on the wishlist that are desperately needed.

Please consider giving so that we can continue helping.

We cannot do it without you!

We will be, with your support, purchasing as many items from the wishlist below, as possible, and delivering it directly to where it is most needed.

WISH-LIST FOR THE RHINO ORPHANS

General & Food Requirements:

  • Clover skim milk powder: 50 kg per week
  • Brown rice: 1 kg per week 
  • Apple juice without preservatives: used with new arrivals 
  • Honey: 300 ml per month 
  • Table salt: 1 kg per week 
  • Glucose powder: 500 g per week 
  • Bicarbonate of soda: 500 g per month
  • Dettol/Savlon: 1 lt per week 
  • Dish washing liquid: 5 ltrs per week
  • Multi-purpose cleaner: 2 ltrs per week
  • Washing powder: 5 kg per week 
  • Kettle cleaner: one box per week 
  • Cleaning cloths: 10 per month 
  • Rubber gloves: 2 pairs per week
  • Refuse bags: 10 per week 
  • Bleach: 2 ltrs per week 
  • Latex gloves: 1 box per month
  • Milton disinfecting fluid: 300 mls per week
  • Toilet paper rolls: 10 per week
  • Q20 spray: 1 can per week
  • Hard-bristle brushes: 2 per month
  • Brooms: 1 per month
  • Stationary cupboard

Ranger Requirements:

  • 5 x Back-Packs for field-work

Veterinary pharmacy requirements:

  • Denkavit calf milk replacer: 25 kg per month
  • Protexin premium or soluble: 1 bucket per week
  • Calostrum Biomel-plus: 1 bucket per 2 weeks
  • Oral electrolytes: to prepare 10 lts per day
  • Antimicrobial spray for wounds: 1 can per month
  • Adult IV drip sets
  • Virkon disinfectant: 1 bucket per 2 weeks
  • Carmino+ sachets
  • Omega oil
  • Syringes: 1, 3, 5, 10, 50 ml

Winter requirements:

  • Jackets for staff and volunteers, different sizes
  • Infrared light bulbs 175w: 1 per month

Various:

  • Utility vehicle: very needed to check rhino camps (fences, water troughs, tracks), drop off rubbish, collect feed, etc. URGENT
  • Silent generator: as a power back-up especially in rainy season when power is unpredictable. We need power to run lights, infrared lights and fans on rhinos rooms, fridges containing rhino feed.
  • Cold room: the rhinos go through large amounts of milk and we need to store the milk powder properly to ensure it won’t be affected by variable temperatures
  • Thick rope, 55-gallon drums, chains: part of the enrichment program to elaborate objects to keep rhinos busy and stimulate natural behaviours
  • Equipment: lighting & surge protection
  • Espresso machine
  • Camera traps
  • Food thermometer
  • Bush cutter
  • Linen for volunteers accommodation.
  • Luxury filter cartridge
  • Toner for brother HL-2130 printer

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation has to date supplied a significant portion of supplies to Rhino Orphanages in South Africa, including around 500 Kilo's (1,100 lbs) of milk powder, specialized food and health supplies, as well as other desperately needed equipment such as shovels, spades, rakes and cleaning materials - all required to keep the orphanages operational. 

 

You can donate via the donate button on the right of the page or via Bank transfer below. Use "#RhinoOrphanCare" as your reference.

 

First National Bank / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655
Swift code for International - FIRNZAJJ 143

      

    

    

 

  

The video below is of the Rhino Orphans Lunga and Faith enjoying a mud bath at 'The Rhino Orphanage' where Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation were fortunate enough to purchase & deliver much needed Milk and other supplies through the generous continued support from the public. Thank you..

The short video below shows two of the rhino orphans that Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation were able to help through the direct purchasing of milk powder as a result of the public's generous donations.  The "Saving The Survivors" organization have been assisting with these animals for quite some time so were very pleased to give further support with a cause that we're all so passionate about. 

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation is also committed to raising awareness about the plight of our Wildlife. This means that we need to be at the right place at the right time, as recently happened with the Alldays #DrivenHunt coverage we brought you. We need to be able to travel at a moment's notice to where we are most needed, and for this we need your support. We are fully dependent on public funding to help us get to the wildlife in need in the shortest possible time. You can help by using the #Support when donating. Thank you!

Pictured below are the hunters who were involved in the controversial, unethical method of killing wildlife and the Police arriving to enforce the warrant that was issued for the NSPCA to monitor this cruel event.

  

WHWF needs your help to stop wild Lions being killed because of Human-Animal conflict. 

             

We are honouring the warriors on both sides of the conflict: the Lions and other predators who need our protection in the wild and the Maasai people who need to protect their livestock by creating a peaceful resolution between the two parties.

The solution is to install solar strobe lights on the enclosures (bomas) where domestic animals are kept at night, which helps repel all sorts of predators. The strobe lights disorient the wildlife intruders and help keep them away.

Strobe lights have already been installed on several bomas in the highlands, which has proven to be highly successful and we are planning to setup more in the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem where in just 10 years, over 226 lions have been killed. This past New Year’s Eve alone, 7 lions were killed.

With human populations increasing, there is more pressure on wildlife because of habitat loss, and the availability and ease of catching livestock. As a result, lion and leopard populations have decreased drastically in the last 20 years. We can’t imagine a world where the only lions and leopards are in zoos, so we are doing our best to help preserve them, and preserve the pastoralist’s lifestyle as well.

Help rise awareness about the canned Lion hunting industry in South Africa

Canned hunting only exists because of a failure of government policy, and then it is ferociously defended by wealthy vested interests.  Canned hunting can only be abolished by a sustained campaign to raise awareness, and to change policy.  Then, an informed public must persuade US and EU governments to ban the import of lion/predator trophies.

60 Minutes, CBS news journey to South Africa to interview Kevin Richardson and expose the Lion Park's activities in the canned hunting industry
30 Nov, 2014

Watch here...  www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lion-whisperer/

A portion of funds donated will go to help raise awareness to the plight of the Lon's in South Africa that are bred for the bullet and also to help sanctuaries that are in need of support.

In 1975 there were an estimated 250,000 Lions in Africa. In 2014 the numbers of these gracefully majestic African lions have been plummeting down to around 25,000 on the whole African continent - a loss of 225,000 in only 39 years. Approximately 2,000 Lions are all that are left in the wild in South Africa, but more than 8,000 in captivity are being bred for the bullet or the arrow. 

In 1975 there were an estimated 250,000 Lions in Africa. In 2014 the numbers of these gracefully majestic African lions have been plummeting down to around 25,000 on the whole African continent - a loss of 225,000 in only 39 years. Approximately 2,000 Lions are all that are left in the wild in South Africa, but more than 8,000 in captivity are being bred for the bullet or the arrow. 

The destruction of their natural habitat is fast pushing them towards extinction. Where once upon a time they roamed freely across the globe, today they are confined to only a few regions on the planet in parts of Africa.

There are now sanctuaries all over Africa who are trying to save these animals from hunting farms, and rehabilitating them so they can be re-introduced into a semi-wild or wild environment once again.   

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization that is continually researching trusted beneficiaries. 

All funds raised will go directly to help Anti poaching units, wild animal sanctuaries, orphanages and rehabilitation centers in Africa. We will also be funding desperately needed equipment to assist park rangers so they are better able to perform their duties in protecting wildlife.

A portion of funds raised will go towards public and media awareness campaigns aimed at educating people about African wildlife that are at risk and how they can help effect change.

We are working diligently to ensure that all funds raised will go to worthy causes for those most in need, to help in the protection and conservation of African wildlife.

It is our mission to make sure that WHWF maintains full transparency in all campaigns that we are involved in so that you may feel secure in your decision to help or raise awareness with any of our fund raising projects.

We also encourage you to give your input and ideas for future campaigns and projects that would help or benefit African wildlife in need.

Please mail us with any questions or suggestions using our 'contact us' page.

Thank you, our wildlife are looking forward to your future support.