Project

Wildlands

Wildlands is one of South Africa’s leading environmental non-profit organizations. Through strategic partnerships with communities and the South African Government, Wildlands is helping South Africa to strengthen its natural ecosystems, educating local communities and improving livelihoods in the process.

More recently, Wildlands has co-produced the groundbreaking documentary, Blood Lions, which exposes captive lion breeding and the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa. Wildlands’ participation in the Blood Lions campaign is aimed at regulating the captive lion industry and enabling wild lion conservation in South Africa.

Grant #1 – December 2015

Empowers Africa made a grant to Wildlands in aid of the Blood Lions campaign to help regulate the captive lion industry and enable wild lion conservation in South Africa. Wildlands co-produced the groundbreaking film Blood Lions to unveil the unethical practice of canned hunting and captive lion breeding in South Africa. The grant will aid in the employment of additional NSPCA Wildlife Unit Inspectors who will regulate the industry by monitoring facilities across South Africa and implement action when laws against lions and wildlife are broken.

Grant #2 – February 2016

Empowers Africa made a grant to Wildlands to support the production of a collaborative public awareness short film. Empowers Africa and Wildlands partnered with Black Bean Productions to create a film that raises awareness about the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa and the preventative measures taken to save a species.

Grant #3 – March 2016

Empowers Africa made a grant to Wildlands for wild dog, rhino and elephant conservation work, with an emphasis on supporting the collaring and monitoring of the northern KwaZulu-Natal populations.

Grant #4 – March 2016

Empowers Africa continues its support for Wildlands with a grant to support wild dog, rhino and elephant conservation work, with an emphasis on supporting the collaring and monitoring of the northern KwaZulu-Natal populations.

Grant #5 – May 2016

Empowers Africa made a grant to Wildlands for the employment of additional NSPCA Wildlife Unit Inspectors who will regulate the canned hunting and captive breeding industries in South Africa.

Grant #6 – May 2016

Empowers Africa made a grant to Wildlands to support the Blood Lions™ campaign to end canned lion hunting and predator breeding activities in South Africa.

Grant #7 – October 2016

Empowers Africa granted to Wildlands in support of Project Rhino KZN in South Africa. This will provide funding for aerial surveillance and patrols in order to more effectively monitor rhino populations.