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Field Conservation Organisations

Wildlife ACT

NAMEWildlife ACT
COUNTRYSouth Africa
REGIONKwazulu Natal
AREAS OF FOCUSMonitoring, Research, Anti-poaching, Community, Education, Awareness, Rehabilitation
KEY PERSONNELChris Kelly, Dr Simon Morgan, Mark Gerrard, Johan Maree

Wildlife ACT was established in South Africa in 2008 with a vision to save Africa’s iconic and endangered species from extinction, thereby enabling broad-scale biodiversity conservation.

Through strategic partnerships and sustainable funding models our mission is to:

  1. Implement professional and strategic monitoring and research in order to enable and inform effective conservation management of wildlife;
  2. Identify and develop programmes within communities to support wildlife conservation;
  3. Secure existing protected areas and support range expansion of African wildlife.

Wildlife ACT works on endangered species such as the painted wolf, black rhino, and vultures, and other priority species including cheetah, elephant, lion, leopard and hyena.

They focus on delivering time and expertise to provide adequate management, capture, transport and reintroduction of endangered animals to new homes; developing and deploying state-of-the-art monitoring and anti-poaching measures and equipment in the field; and helping rural communities who live alongside protected wildlife areas to develop a love and respect for nature, provide them with reasons to protect it, and advance economic empowerment.