Protected wild landscapes are the cornerstone to successful conservation efforts and maintaining populations of key species within those areas remains a constant challenge. African protected areas are failing to mitigate human threats to large mammal populations and the future for wildlife and their habitat looks very bleak indeed.
Between 2013 and 2100 nearly half the world’s population increase is expected to take place in Africa (United Nations World Population Prospects – 2012). Displacement of low-income rural households and incompatible land use surrounding protected areas will further increase the probability of encroachment and degradation, severely impacting environmental sustainability for iconic wildlife species.
In partnership with landowners, Helping Rhinos is investing in a series of Wildlife Conservation Sites across Africa with a specific remit and purpose, to protect the unspoilt natural habitat and indigenous wildlife of the area and safeguard it for future generations. By Agreement, the natural environment of each site will be managed and held sacrosanct for wildlife. Protection in Perpetuity.
Thula Thula Game Reserve is located in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and has been designated a Wildlife Conservation Site in perpetuity by Agreement with Helping Rhinos.
Conservation Site - total area: 4,500 hectares = 90,000 Wildlife PiPs
Helping Rhinos will fund the implementation and first years Wildlife PiPs land management plan of Thula Thula. The remainder of the Wildlife PiPs will be invested to provide a sustainable income to execute their land management plan in perpetuity.
Thula Thula covers an area of 4,500 hectares and is currently home to many species of African wildlife, including rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard, giraffe, zebra, nyala, hyenas, crocodile, kudu, wildebeest and a spectacular variety of other indigenous species, great and small. The habitat has thrived and allowed many of the animal species to flourish. The breeding programmes at Thula Thula have been so succuessful that they are quite literally outgrowing the space available .
With your purchase of Wildlife PiPs, you will be making a lasting contribution to the long term sustainability of the Thula Thula landscape, its indigenous flora and fauna. In addition you will be supporting the implementation of an additional 3,500 hectares of land, which will allow Thula Thula to care for an increased population of endangered wildlife as well as creating an environment for for release of the rhino orphans from the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located in the Laikipia region of Kenya and has been designated a Wildlife Conservation Site in perpetuity in Agreement with Helping Rhinos.
Conservation Site - total area: 44,500 hectares = 890,000 Wildlie PiPs
Helping Rhinos will fund the implementation and first years Wildlife PiPs land management plan of Ol Pejeta. The remainder of the Wildlife PiPs will be invested to provide a sustainable income to execute their land management plan in perpetuity.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is East Africa's largest black rhino sanctuary, with a population of 107 of the critically endangered species on the conservancy. In addition, Ol Pejeta is home to the last three remaining northern white rhinos in the world. They are working with scientists around the world on a revolutionary scientific approach to ensuring the northern white's can have a future.
From a humble beginning of just under 7,000 hectares with not one single wild animal, Ol Pejeta has grown into a 44,500 hectare conservancy with hundreds of species and thousands of animals. Your support through the purchase of Wildlife PiPs will allow the conservancy to continue to provide essential habitat for rhinos and other endangered wildlife.
We will soon be introducing Wildlife Conservation Sites in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. We will also be expanding into other African countries, so please contact us if you woud like more information or have an interest in Protection In Perpetuity in a specific country.