We support wildlife organisations worldwide to rescue, rehabilitate and successfully release wild animals back to their natural habitat, and to protect their home.
Save Elephants with Bees
This new project is quite simply genius and we hope that many of you will want to get involved.
Tanzania lost 60% of their elephants in 5 years between 2009 and 2014, many deaths being caused by poaching or due to the elephant/human conflict.
AFeWis (Alert for Endangered Wildlife Species) is resolving this issue by installing beehives along the borders of National Parks. This way, when elephants approach the National Park boundaries, the disturbed bees attack and elephants simply turn around as they are afraid of bees. Farmers do not need to kill or poison the pachyderms as their crops are now safe from being destroyed. This simple solution has already saved more than 50 elephants lives around Arusha National Park.
Let’s not forget that bees make honey, and this naturally provides a new source of income to the local communities.
Wild&Free wants to raise £1950 for AFeWis to build and install 35 beehives around Arusha National Park. One beehive costs £55 and your name will be displayed on one when you donate! Can you help?
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Hello, I'm Geraldine
I founded Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release in October 2014 to focus on one crucial aspect of wildlife conservation: their rehabilitation and successful release back to the wild. After several volunteering experiences in South Africa with Vervet Monkeys and Chacma Baboons, I was really inspired by the work that rehabilitation centres do across the globe, and wanted to extend my support to different species and centres that most needed help, often solely relying on voluntary donations to continue their fantastic work.
I have a burning passion for all living things, for the African continent in particular but all places that are home to wildlife and need to be preserved. I strongly believe that the more we learn about different species, the more likely we are to fall in love with them and therefore want to protect them.