New fundraising platform to help Wilderness Foundation Global

Wilderness Foundation Global (WFG) has been announced as the first recipient of the new online fundraising platform launched today, World 5050

World 5050 will be holding a draw over the next 3 weeks in which 50% of the jackpot goes to the winner and the other 50% to WFG.

Wilderness Foundation Global is a not-for-profit, international conservation organisation with conservation experience and expertise that began in Africa over 60 years ago. The Wilderness Foundation UK is a proud founding member of Wilderness Foundation Global.

Funds generated from the World 5050 raffle will contribute to our work, such as the Forever Wild rhino protection programme. Every 8 hours a rhino is killed in South Africa for its horn. We urgently need resources to counter the constant threat of poaching.

On the ground anti-poaching actions

Through the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative, Wilderness Foundation Global supports anti-poaching actions on the ground in private and state protected areas. This is achieved through:

  • Deployment of vehicles for anti-poaching purposes to rhino hotspots around the country.
  • Equipment: including surveillance equipment, off road motorbikes, sleeping bags, tents, satellite phones, etc.
  • Funds are spent on informers and equipment to police departments and security agencies assisting in the arrest of suspects and preventing possible poaching incidents.
  • Supporting anti-poaching dog units in rhino hotspot in South Africa.
  • A research project in Kruger National Park on protocols and procedures for treating rhino survivors.
  • Rhino DNA Tissue Collection as part of the national RhODIS program.
  • Air Support: micro light aircraft, helicopter time and a Bat Hawk aircraft deployed to rhino hotspots in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
  • Rescuing and treatment of rhino shot by poachers but still alive

For more information, go to http://www.world-5050.com

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