The Largest Giraffe Move in East Africa
We are very proud to have partnered with Lewis Metzger and his family as well as Giraffe Conservation Foundation and Uganda Wildlife authority in this incredible initiative.
Over the years through exceptional anti-poaching and the support of Giraffe Conservation research, the population of Rothschilds giraffe on the northern banks of the River Nile that bisects the Murchison Falls National Park has dramatically expanded. In a bid to establish a population on the south bank effectively enlarging the Rothschilds giraffe home range a bold move was taken and we undertook to fund and participate in the largest move of Giraffe ever undertaken in East Africa.
It should be noted, the exceptional efforts by UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) to recover the area, free it from the threat of poaching and collaborate in this incredible initiative!
The move went incredibly well. In fact, in recent months observers have seen the first two baby giraffes born on the southern area of the Park.
Thanks to the Metzger Foundation for their support through this, they will indeed forever be responsible for the establishment of this important population.
Free Running Pack Hounds to Kruger National Park
The free running pack hounds based at The Southern African Wildlife College have proved they're worth beyond all expectations. Joe Braman, one of the leading roundsmen in the world engaged for over two years with the project and in June 20 hounds trained by him in Texas arrived on African soil. At the time of this update in December of 2018, the hounds have led to 65 arrests and the confiscation of 26 firearms which is an enormous success and the best part of this is that only 4 rhino were poached within all these arrests which means that the hounds have been catching people before they kill a rhino. Due to the nature of this operation we will not disclose too much detail but hope that you agree that these successes are unprecedented!
The Largest Lion Restoration Project in History
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