STOP POACHING NOW! is excited to be partnering with truWILD, supporting translocation conservation efforts with the Lobiza Wildlife Reserve to prevent rhino and elephant extinction in Africa. By simple definition, translocation is the process of capturing, loading, transporting, and releasing these animals into a new habitat - one that is SAFE from poachers and has abundant land resources. Located north of Durban, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Loziba Wilderness project will see the establishment of a 2500 hectare (61,776 acres) wilderness reserve. Loziba Wilderness Reserve will become a safe haven for wildlife and an abundant ecosystem the animals can thrive in.

THE PROBLEM

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Rhinos and elephants, beloved throughout the world, face severe threats from poaching, along with habitat loss and fragmentation. 

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Elephant tusks and rhino horns are highly valued in the wildlife trade. 

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Elephants and rhinos are ecologically important and the ecosystems would suffer without them.

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Most of the wildlife areas in Southern Africa are fenced, so the animals 

are unable to migrate to an area where there is an abundance of food. 

Will they survive and be seen by future generations?

Rhinos and Elephants are in danger of being hunted to extinction.

EXTINCTION IS FOREVER

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If the market continues to drive poaching, both Elephants and Rhinos could vanish from the wild as early as 2030.

Therein lies a great need to help 'at risk' Elephants & Rhinos to live happy lives in new, safe, and protected areas free from the world of poaching and illegal trade.

There they will thrive and survive...

rater than try, and die.

HELP KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE

For those that knew Chris Holcroft, they would all agree that his larger than life presence and warm character was felt throughout the conservation world of South Africa. His passion and support for wildlife conservation projects furthered the path towards achieving the goal of ending elephant and rhino exploitation, protecting habitats these giants call home and ultimately securing the generations of these species to come. 

We would like to continue what Chris had begun, for his legacy and for the animals. Our hope is that others, like you, will be inspired to follow in his footsteps.

Chris saw these sentient beings were being stripped of their basic rights and natural instincts to migrate, protect their families, and live a natural life on land they were meant for. Humans are destroying their chance of life. This not only affects these herds, but also the biodiversity of the land they would typically thrive from, and the economic downturn of rural communities within South Africa. 

This is why we need your help. We need to rise up and be the voice for the voiceless, and we cannot do it without you. 

THE SOLUTION

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Conservation experts have begun the work to prevent rhino and elephant extinction in Africa, though there is much more to be done.

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The identified need to save these animals is TRANSLOCATION.

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By simple definition, translocation is the process of capturing, loading, transporting, and releasing these animals into a new habitat - one that is SAFE from poachers and has abundant land resources.

PHASE 1: ACQUIRE LAND

"The plan is simple enough - to raise enough money to go back and start moving at-risk animals and sending them to the areas that have vegetation in abundance, the right security infrastructure, and they can add significant positive impact worldwide conservation."

- Chris Holdcroft

Now that we have identified the problem; the dire need for elephants and rhinos to be translocatd from land that is unsafe and barren from their basic needs, to an area where they can thrive - we can transition to the first phase of development:

Phase 1: Acquire parcels of land to create Loziba Wildlife Reserve

LOBIZA WILDLIFE RESERVE

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Located North of Durban, in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Loziba Wilderness Project will see the establishment of a 25,00 hectare (61,776 acres) wilderness reserve.

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The project will have minimal environmental impact and has been designed to create significant positive impact for the local host community.

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Loziba Wilderness Reserve will become a safe haven for wildlife and an abundant ecosystem the animals can thrive in.

Every bit of support we get is vital to our work to protect these species and to ensure their long term survival.

Donate to truWILD today!

IMMEDIATE FUNDRAISING OBJECTIVE

Initial Purchase of Farm Zoekmij No. 207 | 1050 hectares (2600 acres)

Total Cost:

$185,000 USD

Raised to Date:

$95,000 USD

Balance to Find:

$90,000 USD 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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Make a donation to support this worthy cause that can help to combat wildlife crime and give these animals refuge.

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Get even more involved, and partner with us on a deeper level to see this project and change the lives of wildlife and the African people for generations to come.

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Share with your friends and family. Get each of your friends to donate to support this cause, every dollar counts.

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Share with your employer, ask HR about Corporate Matching. The company you work for might match your donation.

You can make a difference!

SPONSORSHIPS

Wild & Free

$50,000

Corporate Branding/Logo visibility on Website & Social Media

Operations updates on animals and relocation efforts - monthy email

Animal naming opportunities

Street naming opportunities

Trip to South Africa - Private Tour of Operations and Animals Rescued 

Join a rescue and relocation mission

Rescue & Relocation 

$25,000 

Corporate Branding/Logo visibility on Website & Social Media 

Operations updates on animals and relocation efforts – monthly email 

Animal naming opportunities 

Street naming opportunities 

Trip to SA – Private Tour of Operations & Animals Rescued 

Agents of Change 

$10,000 

Corporate Branding/Logo visibility on Website & Social Media 

Operations updates on animals and relocation efforts – monthly email 

Animal naming opportunities 

Street naming opportunities 

Educate & Empower 

$5,000 

Corporate Branding/Logo visibility on Website & Social Media 

Operations updates on animals and relocation efforts – monthly email 

Animal naming opportunities 

Conserve & Protect 

$2,500 

Corporate Branding/Logo visibility on Website & Social Media 

Operations updates on animals and relocation efforts – monthly email 

Every bit of support we get is vital to our work to protect these species and to ensure their long term survival.

Donate to truWILD today!

Nature is the mother of us all, and within all of us is the spirit of an eco-warrior. The war on poaching is a war on greed, but what stands to be lost is priceless.

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