The past week we have spent in Chizarira National Park, 2000sqm of wilderness, to collar a wild lions. Collaring is very important for the conservation of the species and fight against human wildlife conflict.
The largest ‘current’ threat for wildlife is the challenge to co exist with the surrounding villages. The human population is constantly increasing and expanding which makes conflict inevitable. Lions, elephants and other species constantly being shot at, snared or worse, poisoned.
Wild@Life e.V. is working in Zambia to safeguard elephants in Livingstone Sanctuary. It is a very though and financially heavy job to do, as elephants are expensive to keep. But we cannot leave them or return them to wilderness, as they will not survive!
The Matusadona Lion Project has collared 11 lions amongst 5 prides since 2014. Data from satellite GPS collars has allowed the project to better understand the conservation status of lions in the area and recognised actions that must be taken to improve the populations's viability.
In Cabinda, we have found 2 chimpanzees kept in small chicken cages. Once rescued from poachers, these two spent their entire lives in separate small cages. A plan needs to be done to save Joana, 21 and Riquita, 16, from this miserable condition.
Wild lion population has decreased by 90% since 1975 and the crisis is real. Africa needs lions and the future of the king is in danger. Wild@Life Founder and Chairman is in cooperation with African Lion Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) as their Ambassador since 2010.
Wild@Life Founder and Chairman is working for the conservation of rainforest and orangutans with Orangutan Outreach as the European Representative. This cooperation involves IAR, SOCP, BOSF, COP and Outrop, the partner based in Indonesia. We are doing field trips and gather what is urgently needed to safeguard the wildlife.
Turkey (aka Anatolia) is the heart of the near East, known for its beautiful dogs and cats, cohabiting with the people for centuries. An amazing fact is that the ancestry of every single species of today’s domestic cat is the Turkish Angora. Unfortunately today, the variety and abundance of Turkish stray animals couldn’t cope with the country’s disproportionate and hasty urban development and turned them to unwanted or out of sight beasts somehow.