Conservation

Partners

One of the main purposes of this competition, besides celebrating some of the best photographs taken around the World, is to provide more insight into various Conservation efforts taking place around the World. We also want to see these Conservation Partners gain something out of the Competition, this is why we have linked each Partner with one of the Photo Categories, and the Category from which the Overall Winning image is chosen, that Conservation Partner will receive a cash donation.

vulpro

VULPRO –

BIRD CONSERVATION

VulPro approaches vulture conservation in an integrated, multidisciplinary fashion, with the benefits from the programme accruing to both vultures and society at large. VulPro combines education and good science, with networking, capacity building and knowledge generation. The veterinary disciplines of toxicology, pharmacology, clinical pathology and medicine are combined with the science of GSM/GPS telemetry and the banking of genetic and DNA resources, with the goal being to positively influence the well-being of our natural resources to ultimately benefit society. In this regard, VulPro engages in a number of interrelated activities, and uses a variety of resources, in endeavouring to meet its objectives.

project rhino

PROJECT RHINO –

RHINO CONSERVATION

Project Rhino was launched on World Rhino Day, 22 September 2011. It is a province-wide, rhino-focussed association that brings together a provincial government conservation body, private and community-owned reserves, rhino owners, leading conservation NGOs and anti-poaching security specialists.

Protecting an area of more than 330,000HA, Project Rhino member reserves are collectively responsible for the protection of the second largest rhino population on the continent. Devastatingly, our rhino have become a target for highly organised poaching rings and crime syndicates, fuelled largely by an ongoing and unfounded demand by traditional Eastern medicine.

In the last five years, South Africa has lost more than 6,000 rhino, equating to almost three per day. Support us and help keep hope alive for our children’s children, that they may see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.

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AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANT FOUNDATION –

FOREST CONSERVATION

AFEF is working to induce an international shift in elephant conservation that highlights the fast decline toward extinction of forest elephants in Central Africa and aims to preserve their place, along with that of their forest habitat, into the future. From grassroots and community-based projects and anti-poaching initiatives around forest elephant habitat in the Congo Basin, to campaigning for the cause of forest elephant conservation at an international level, join us to secure a future for Africa’s forest elephants and their natural habitat.

Conservation Lower Zambezi

CONSERVATION LOWER ZAMBEZI –

RIVER CONSERVATION

Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi in Zambia.

CLZ has grown and increased its activities and efforts in the Lower Zambezi. Not only has CLZ’s support to DNPW increased substantially over the years, the organisation now also runs an Environmental Education Programme (2004), a Community Scout Unit (2013), a Community Engagement Programme (2013), a Detection and Tracking Dog Unit (2015) and a Rapid Response Unit (2018). CLZ also hosts the annual Safari Guides Training courses and exams for the Lower Zambezi (2001).

nature seychelles

NATURE SEYCHELLES –

CORAL REEF CONSERVATION

Nature Seychelles is a leading environmental organisation in the Western Indian Ocean. It is the largest and oldest environment NGO in the Seychelles archipelago, where it is involved in environmental conservation and management.

It is an association registered in the Seychelles with a board of Trustees, and a local and international membership since 1998. It is also the BirdLife Partner in Seychelles, a member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).

Nature Seychelles manages the world-famous Cousin Island Special Reserve, one of the oldest marine protected areas in Seychelles

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AFRICAN PANGOLIN WORKING GROUP –

PANGOLIN CONSERVATION

The African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) was established on 27 June 2011, following an inaugural meeting by a diverse group of people who all have one passion in common – understanding and protecting pangolins in Africa.

The APWG’s objectives are encompassed by its mission statement: “The African Pangolin Working Group will strive towards the conservation and protection of all four African pangolin species by generating knowledge, developing partnerships and creating public awareness and education initiatives.”

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SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK CONSERVANCY –

SHARK CONSERVATION

The South African Shark Conservancy (SASC) is an NGO based in Hermanus, Western Cape. They have spent the past 11 years studying sharks and ocean ecosystems in the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot. Their mission is to promote the sustainable use and conservation of living marine resources using a holistic research approach.