Since our creation in October 2014...

£54,590 Raised to date 01/04/21

£46,699 donated to date 01/04/21

this is the amount sent to wildlife centres to support specific projects: 7 primate rescues and releases; a new orphan facility for rescued baby orangutans; habitat maintenance project for the Iberian Lynx; medical costs for the Sumatran Slow Loris; training of next generation of Bornean orangutans' conservationists; protection, care and rehabilitation for Sumatran elephants and beehives to resolve the elephant/human conflict in Tanzania. 100% of the funds raised for those projects were sent to the beneficiaries. General fundraising helped with the small expenses i.e 9% of the amount raised since 2014.

11 species

supported to safely live wild and free through grant making to rehabilitation centres and organisations identified to date as "best practice" for the species they successfully rehabilitate and reintroduce or brought back from steep decline.

See also the summary of our projects fundraising below

Awareness, Education & Fundraising

  • Growing audience on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

  • Presentation at St Joseph’s Primary school in London to 60 children about wild versus domestic animals, introduction on how African wild animals are adapted to their habitat and participation to a live safari where children asked questions directly to the driver during a safari, February 2015.

  • “An evening about Baboons”, presentation of African primate rehabilitation  with fundraising activities for the release of a Chacma baboon troop, audience ~ 30 people, Central London, February 2015

  • TEDx talk from Founder Geraldine Morelli increasing exposure for the charity, November 2015

  • Wild & Free presentation and fundraising event at Askham Bryan College, audience ~90 people, York, April 2016.

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation, our work and the impact of each individual on wildlife and nature to 70 ecology students with wildlife virtual reality experience at Myerscough College in Preston, November 2016

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation and our current project at Berkshire College for Agriculture, March 2018.

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation and our current project at Godefroy de Bouillon in France, June 2019

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation and our current project at Myerscough College in Preston, June 2019

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation and our current project at Explorer Travel conference, October 2019

  • Fundraising event 'A love for Africa' and launch of 'Saving Salma' campaign in London, November 2019

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation and our current project at Sharda University, India, October 2020

  • Presentation on wildlife conservation and our current project at Explorer Travel conference, October 2020

  • Article on Pangolin conservation and Wild&Free involvement for Creatives for Conservation, January 2021

  • Interview for Sia Mondo (Travel agency), March 2021

  • Article on Travel Weekly, January 2021 

  • Runner up for Intrepid Travel Woman Inspiration, March 2021

Projects funding summary
 

AFeWis, Tanzania
 

Species: African Savanna elephant
Funds raised and sent: £1905

Funds used for:

- 36 beehives installed on the borders of Arusha National Park and a village.

LiWiSa, Liberia
 

Species: Pangolin and primates
Funds raised and sent: £3106

Funds used for:

- Feeding over 100 animals at the rehabilitation during Covid-19 hardest months including the endangered pangolin.

Leuser Conversation Forum, Sumatra

Species: Sumatran elephant

Funds raised and sent: £7103

Funds used for:

- The care and rehabilitation of rescued baby elephant Salma, staff work, veterinary costs.

Indonesian Species Conservation Program, Sumatra

Species: Sumatran Slow Loris
Funds raised and sent: £1626 
Funds used for:
- Medical equipments for rescued Slow Loris to perform health check and treatment on site.

Centre for Orangutan Protection, Borneo

Species: Bornean orangutans
Survival rate: 92%
Funds raised and sent: £3512
Funds used for:
- Release of 2 orangutans back to the wild: Untung and Unyil (£2648)

- Contribution to COP Batch 10 program: training dedicated for the net generation of conservationists in the country (£864)

Save Vietnam's Wildlife, Vietnam

Species: Sunda Pangolins
Leader in pangolin conservation
Funds raised and sent: £1249.57 
Funds used for:
- performing health check prior to release

Wildtracks, Belize

Species: Yucatan Black Howler Monkeys and Spider monkeys
Survival rate: 95% for howlers, not assessed yet for Spider monkeys
Funds raised and sent: £12,371 
Funds used for:
- 3 releases of Yucatan Black Howler monkeys troops (£1,864 - 81% funded)

- Primates Rehabilitation (£6007 - from private donors)

- Release enclosures for Spider monkey release (£4,500 - 100% target)

Nyaru Menteng (BOSF), Borneo

Species: Bornean orangutans
Survival rate: 92%
Funds raised and sent: £1,508.13
Funds used for:
- New baby house for increasing number of orphaned orangutans.

Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN), Portugal

This is a different project as Wild & Free supported LPN to support the habitat of the endangered Iberian Lynx (the most endangered feline species) and Black vultures’ restoration and maintenance.
Species: Iberian Lynx (flagship species)
Survival rate: N/A
Funds raised and sent: £1,238
Funds used for:
- maintenance and monitoring of restored habitat (fences, camera traps)

Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (RWRC), South Africa

Species: Vervet Monkeys and Chacma baboons

Survival rate: 98%
Funds raised and sent: £7,863
Funds used for:
- Release of aVervet Monkeys troop (£4,425 - 100% funded)
- Release of a 100+ Chacma baboon troop (£3,300 - 20% contribution)
Note: releases due in 2017 or when the release site meets the dietary requirements currently affected by the drought.

- 8 microchips for new monkey residents (£138)