The Wildlife Horrors of Poaching

During a patrol with Hope for Wildlife Helicopter Services and Wildscapes Veterinary Services in a South African reserve, our team encountered the dire consequences of poaching, finding numerous animals, including 9 buffaloes, killed by poachers. A hyena was collared for research to enhance reserve management. This effort, supported by Rhino Connect and the Wildlife Emergency Fund, underscores the urgent need for increased awareness and support to combat poaching.

Elephant Collar Deployment for Community Safety

Facing the imminent threat of overpopulated elephants wandering from Songimvelo Game Reserve and potentially being shot by local communities, WeWild Africa intervened by deploying GPS monitoring collars.

Responding to the Plight of the Pongola Elephants

WeWild Africa and Conservation Solutions confront a severe elephant management crisis at Pongola Game Reserve. With elephants trapped in a narrow, cliff-bordered strip, facing poaching and human-wildlife conflicts, the problem has now breached international lines into Eswatini. Through detailed assessments revealing six distressed elephant families, the team faces the formidable challenge, what do we do with the elephants?

Rescue of a Shot Rhino

When we heard a rhino cow that had been shot, we immediately stepped in. We treated her bullet wound and simultaneously darted her calf to prevent it from wandering away while the mother was receiving medical attention. She has now recovered from her injuries, showcasing the success of our ability to mobilize emergency response and funding urgently.