Grant Announcement: Wildlife ACT Fund
Empowers Africa is proud to announce a grant to Wildlife ACT for their vulture conservation efforts. Vulture poisoning has risen at an alarming rate, causing a severe decline in vulture populations. This has caused multifarious issues within Zululand’s ecosystem, as they are an important keystone species. By tagging and tracking the movements and survival rates of these birds, Wildlife ACT is able to assess current threats and develop mitigation strategies.
We are very proud to work with Wildlife ACT Fund as they actively advance conservation by initiating, implementing and managing projects at no cost to wildlife reserves that often do not have the means to do so themselves. While they have programs in Botswana, Malawi and the Seychelles, they are currently focused on Zululand in South Africa, an area with one of the most diverse and productive wild lands on the planet. To fund their monitoring projects, Wildlife ACT runs one of Africa’s most respected wildlife volunteer programs. Volunteers who join in important conservation work benefit from a wildlife experience while contributing to conservation through their time, efforts and funds. Conservation volunteers assist staff with the daily tracking and monitoring of endangered wildlife such as the African wild dog, cheetah, and black rhino, as well as priority species such as elephant, lion and leopard.
Empowers Africa has partnered with Wildlife ACT in order to provide a cost-effective solution to fundraising in the United States by acting as their fiscal sponsor. As an established 501(c)(3), we are able to accept donations from U.S. donors and grant these funds directly to their projects.
To learn more about Wildlife ACT Fund and their volunteer programs, please visit them at: www.wildlifeact.com