I am travelling to South Africa on the 5th May 2014 where I am carrying out a 3 week volunteer project. I will be dedicated to conserving rhinos and elephants through active tracking and monitoring on a daily basis aswell as carrying out poaching prevention techniques and general maintainence of the reserve.
I am doing this not only because I see it as an amazing experience for myself, but also because it is has recently been proven that rhinos which are tracked and monitored regularly are far less likely to be poached than rhinos that are not monitored. Rhino horns and elephant tusks have been associated with Chinese herbal medicines and have been the main reasons for the majority of all the local black and white rhino deaths putting them back on the endangered species list.
I haven't done anything like this before and realise that just 3 weeks work isn't a great deal but truely believe that every little bit will help.
This is why I have created this page so that people can help me carry out this massively important task and would be so, so grateful for any donation; big or small. I think it's such a brilliant cause and something that gets looked over by many people. Any money raised will be going towards the project itself which will be costing me £995 (not even including the flights!!)
Thank you so much, it really means alot.