62 rangers trained in 1 year

Veterans for Wildlife volunteers spent 3240 hours on the ground supporting wildlife conservation entities and mentoring and training rangers in 2016/17.

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How we Help

Thanks to our very generous volunteers, donors and partners, Veterans for Wildlife is in a position to play a direct role in the protection of wildlife.

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News

  • Public Benefit Organisation Status

    Veterans for Wildlife are extremely pleased to confirm that we have been approved by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in South Africa. Veterans for Wildlife has further been approved a specific organisation mandated to issue tax deductible Section 18A receipts to our donors! Read more

  • Donation to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary

    The Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary is situated on a 5,000 hectare private farm, called Bahati Estate, in the Vaalwater region of Limpopo province, South Africa. Bahati Estate is owned by the Heuser family and the sanctuary was opened by Savannah Heuser in 2012 when she was just 16 years old. Read more

  • Save a Life this Christmas

    Paul, a former Royal Marine Commando and Veterans for Wildlife volunteer, needs your help! As a lover of wildlife and the African bush, Paul was keen to give someting back and help arrest the poaching crisis, as best he could. That is why he now heads up the delivery of medical training, on behalf of Veterans for Wildlife, to the rangers on the ground in South Africa. Read more

  • Exped Orange - Trekking the Length of the Orange River

    In January 2018, a team composed of three former Royal Marine Commandos will be treakking the length of the Orange River in Africa, from source to sea, raising much needed funds for both Veterans for Wildlife as well as the Royal Marines Charity. Read more

Blog

  • Q & A With One of the Team

    Following on from the launch of our Save a Life campaign, whereby Veterans for Wildlife are asking our supporters as well as members of the public to donate funds for the purchase of medical equipment, Wild Crowd facilitated a question and answer session with Paul Brodrick. Read more

  • Back in the Fight: a Digger's Tale

    Veterans for Wildlife team member, and renowned author Tony Park, has his say... When I was contacted by Veterans for Wildlife to help out with their public relations my initial reaction, beyond offering a bit of advice, was to say no. While I did work in public relations in the past, I now write novels set in Africa for a living and in my mind I was done both with PR and anything military-related. Read more

  • The One Important Reason Why You Should Visit South Africa Before it's Too Late

    To paraphrase the famous quote, there are things that we simply don’t understand. But by recognizing this fact, we are able to seek the answers and expand our knowledge. This, of course, is the first step in the journey to knowing and understanding those things that we aren’t even aware of yet. Read more

  • What do Foreign Forces Know About Anti-Poaching?

    Whether one wishes to acknowledge it or not, the fight against wildlife crime and poaching in particular is already ‘militarised’. One need merely take stock of the number of shooting incidents that occur, the weapons and other equipment in circulation, as well as the relevant tactics employed in the field by poachers and anti-poaching rangers alike. Read more