Grant Announcement: Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary
Empowers Africa is proud to announce a USD 5,000 grant to Care for Wild Africa, made possible by Laura and Sean Muir as part of their larger USD 10,000 pledge to the Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary, the world’s largest rhino orphanage. Sean and Laura were moved by the plight of orphaned rhinos after a recent life-changing visit to the center located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Their generous gift will go towards the ongoing support of the Sanctuary’s rhinos, specifically towards the purchase of bales, alfalfa (lucerne) and grass. Feeding the rhinos is a top priority given the drought that is currently plaguing Mpumalanga, making grazing difficult for the rhinos. A portion of these funds will also support the wages of the game scouts who work tirelessly day and night to protect the rhinos from poachers.
Care for Wild plays a critical role in the protection and rehabilitation of orphaned rhinos from the Kruger region of South Africa. A team of specialized staff, veterinary doctors, volunteers and management team members work at the wildlife care and rehabilitation center to provide the necessary rescue, support, maintenance and supervision that young orphan rhinos require. Care for Wild intends to develop the existing rehabilitation center into a secure stronghold, with the ultimate goal of supporting a viable breeding population of white and black rhino. Although Care for Wild specializes in the care of rhinos, they also rescue orphaned, abandoned, injured or displaced reptiles, mammals and indigenous birds. Certified veterinarians regularly visit the center to check up on the animals, while volunteers keep the facilities clean and the animals fed.
Empowers Africa will be hosting an event on January 23, 2017 with the team from Care For Wild Africa, as well as the producers of Disunity The Film — a soon-to-be-released documentary on Africa’s poaching crisis. To purchase tickets to the event, please visit bit.ly/CareforWildEvent.
To learn more about Care for Wild Africa, you can visit them at www.careforwild.co.za.