Kariega guests were treated to a boma evening with a difference on Saturday, 18 May when musican Jason Hartman and his father played guitar and sang for them around the toasty bonfire.
Posts tagged “Conservation”
The Kariega anti-poaching unit and ranger team were excited last Saturday to be handed over Croc shoes from Croc South Africa in support of the Kariega Foundation and rhino protection on the reserve. This wonderful sponsorship was organised and co-ordinated by Red Era, a local fundraising company from Port Elizabeth.
Following the release of the two male servals in October last year, Kariega Game Reserve acquired two lovely female servals, Hope and Artemis, in April of this year who were recently collared and released onto the game park. We are very excited to track their movements and development and hope that their release will bring the two males, Kelpie and Killian, out into the open.
Undercover work by Karl Ammann in Vietnam and Laos showed that 90% of the rhino horn specimens collected was fake, leading to the conclusion that as these Asian economies grow, so too does the demand in rhino horn - so much so that the demand is more than can be met, forcing dealers to sell fake horn.
The Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund was extremely fortunate this past weekend to receive a massive handover of roughly R70 000 from Angie Goody, organiser of "Thandi's Fundraiser" in the Isle of Man.
Today is Earth Day and this week the Kariega Conservation Volunteers started an exciting new conservation project: planting of the indigenous Spekboom onto the game park, also known as the ‘miracle tree of the century’. This incredible plant will improve the lives of all animals on the reserve, especially our elephants and antelope, not to mention being great for the environment!
As promised here are the first images of the new white rhino calf which was born around the 6 March 2013. It seems we welcome a baby girl! These great images were taken by Kariega Game Reserve ranger, Chelee Brown. Thanks Chelee!