In South Africa many vervet monkeys are left orphaned. Silke is a rescue/rehab expert. She raises these babies, forms entire troops and gives them a second chance to live free.
However, as costs go up and more monkeys are brought to the center, Silke needs help saving the babies and educating others to do the same.
With your help Nikela provides funds so Silke can do rescue/rehab AND has time to educate the next generation of wildlife advocates and rehabbers.
South Africa has over 80 raptor species (birds of prey) many endemic to the region, many at high risk due to habitat loss and human-raptor conflicts. Shannon and her husband Ben are a powerful duo on a mission to preserve Africa’s birds of prey. Ben the rescue and rehabilitation expert, while Shannon an expert falconer and educator. Due to great demands, Shannon doesn’t have nearly the time she needs to expand the much needed in-school and community outreach.
We visited a high school only 30 miles away. The environmental science teachers and the Enviro Club students had never heard of or been to the sanctuary! Nikela’s very first project was to get them there to experience one of their local treasures, the birds of prey.
Much more of this is needed, that’s why we support Shannon and her work so more can be educated, so more will appreciate and thus protect the predators of the skies.