Instagram – November 4th, 2019
We are thrilled that our conservation film, filmed in the Somkhanda Game Reserve in South Africa earlier this year, has been chosen as an award winner at the NorCal Film Fest! 🌟
The film follows members of our Board of Trustees and their families who funded and participated in conservation activities including elephant and lion collaring as well as rhino de-horning.
Collaring allows the conservation teams on the ground to monitor the elephant population as well as understand the social integration patterns and behavior of the herds and how they interact. During this specific outing, two elephant bulls were collared for conservation purposes. The temporary de-horning of a rhino (it grows back just like your fingernails) is one of the most effective methods used to keep rhinos safe from poachers. The Empowers team helped in de-horning one individual and collaring a total of four rhinos (two black and three white).
Click the link in our bio to watch the film – it’s a good one! – and thank you all so much for your support in our work.
The trip was organized by Charity Travel and showcased the exceptional work of @wildlandssa , @wildlife_act and Dr. Mike Toft of Kifaru Wildlife Veterinary Services. The marvellous people @blackbeanproductions are responsible for the filming and their team expertly followed our every move on the ground.