Veterans for Wildlife secure backing of Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC for its Footprints of Hope Project

Veterans for Wildlife are very excited to announce that we have secured the backing of Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, who will support the charity's Footprints of Hope project. This is a world's first! Footprints of Hope is a two week intensive, fully-immersive programme consisting of mentoring, animal-assisted therapy (AAT), TRiM, Therapeutic Art and Yoga Nidra. It will take place at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa.Read more

Soldiering On Finalists' Reception

Friday 09 February saw the 2018 Soldiering on Awards finalists gather together for a special celebratory reception held in central London. The evening’s host, Soldiering On Awards President, General the Lord Dannatt, welcomed 170 guests, including 41 finalists along with their nominators, to the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the Palace of Westminster.Read more

The UK Government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment

In a major speech on the environment the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, unveiled the government's 25-year strategic plan to improve the environment for future generations. The plan includes pledges to eliminate avoidable waste, as well as to introduce new safeguards for wildlife and connect more children with nature.Read more

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

Reminder: UK Government Seeks Consultation on the Ban on Ivory Sales

On 06 October 2017, Veterans for Wildlife reported that the UK Government was seeking consultation from various entities in regard to the total ban of ivory sales in the UK. We encourage all our supporters to engage with this process.Read more

Darren & Anna Gough Golf Day and Gala Dinner

The Darren and Anna Gough Golf Day and Gala Dinner, Veterans for Wildlife’s flagship fundraising event in 2017, was a fantastic success! Our thanks also extend to the many sponsors who donated prizes, their services or otherwise contributed to the delivery of a world class event.Read more


Tuesday 28 November is giving Tuesday in the United Kingdom. This year, for giving Tuesday, Veterans for Wildlife and our amazing supporters will be joining in by showing our support for #MadRhino!Read more

Donation to the Rhino Pride Foundation

This week Veterans for Wildlife, through the support of Protection Vessels International (PVI), was able to donate life-saving equipment to the anti-poaching rangers and security staff at the Rhino Pride Foundation. Through our presence and partnerships on the ground in South Africa, Veterans for Wildlife is channeling much needed materiel support to where it is needed most.Read more