GREATER MAKALALI NATURE RESERVE BIG WALK 2021
Taking place next weekend, 19th – 20th June, the objective is to walk the 95km reserve perimeter in under 24hrs of daylight.
Mike was the first and only person to complete this challenge in 2020.
Fuelled by the economic crisis the industry is facing due to the pandemic, he is now being joined by other Siyafunda staff, antipoaching teams, rhino monitors and field rangers, all taking part in this physical and mental trial to raise money for their chosen wildlife charities.
The participants welcome any support and donations that you can offer – no matter how small. Please contact email@example.com or reply to this post if you have any questions or need any details.
We will be raising money for the Purchase of much needed equipment assist in protecting local rhino populations with camera trap purchases, tracking/monitoring equipment and preventative actions
We will be keeping everyone up to date via our Facebook and Instagram pages over the course of the two day walk to see how the team are doing!
When donating please use the reference: Big Walk 21
So we can keep tabs on the total raised
We are currently raising money for the following initiatives/equipment:
- Tracking Collars for Rhino R8000 Each
- De-horning of Rhino R8000 veterinary cost
- Helicopter expenses per rhino Between R8000 and R12000
- Telemetry Equipment R24 000 Each
A planned program of rhino darting, paying for the expensive aspects such as helicopter, vet and transmitter insertion.
2 way radios
Road block equipment
Camera traps with SMS
Binoculars day/night vision
Improving fence line security
Quad/motor bikes for fence line patrol and rapid response
We work closely with Rhino Revolution who are NPO/Tax Status Exempt! Please contact us if you are interested in this option.
We also raise funds by:
Selling merchandise such as t-shirts, caps, fleeces, lap top stickers, key rings, children’s books, water bottles.
Merchandise is sold in a growing number of outlets in the Hoedspruit area.
Attending festivals, where we sell our merchandise but are also able to raise our profile.
Private individual donations, these normally are the result of one to one conversations.
Ex volunteers from Siyafunda Wildlife Conservation are motivated to go home and hold a fundraiser. A local fundraiser could be sponsored walk/swim/cake sale etc
Crowd funding, which is now accessible due to the NPO/Tax Exemption.
First National Bank South Africa
Account Number: 62349537582
Branch Code: 250017
SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: 'Your Name'
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No one involved with the Trust receives a salary, we are all volunteers.
All money raised is used to provide protection for the rhinos.