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August 15, 2010 / V A Nichols

‘Africa: On The Ground’ – a new series

With this post begins a new series on Higher Ground for Animals entitled:  ‘Africa: On The Ground.’

While the terrible poaching of animals in Africa is widely known, the valiant efforts on-the-ground to rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals back into the  wild are not.

In 2000, Louise Joubert founded the SanWild Wildlife Trust, a non-profit organization whose main objective would be to raise funds to pay for the reserve’s land,  rescue injured and orphaned wild animals  and to secure the animals’ long-term welfare and safety. For the first time in South African history, a wildlife reserve was being established that belonged to the animals themselves.

Since 2000,  over 4,500 animals have been rescued, rehabilitated and released onto the 600,000 acre sanctuary  known as  SanWild.

To gain insight into the efforts of SanWild, read their July 2010 Newsletter. The pictures are worth a thousand words.

To learn more about SanWild’s efforts, such as their new ‘counter-poaching rangers training’  and hands-on service, as well as how you can support them, visit their web sites: and

SanWild, on the ground in Africa, protecting the animals in their home ranges.


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  1. Jill / Aug 16 2010 12:00 PM

    Very nice!

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