In early September 2022, ROHO RAFIKI®'s director, Stacey, will fly out to South Africa and spend two weeks volunteering at Shamwari Game Reserve, where Born Free rehabilitate rescued big cats.
ROHO RAFIKI® recently supported Born Free's "Apes on The Edge" appeal and now Stacey will experience their work first-hand and get behind the scenes of the operation to become involved with their conservation efforts at their world-renowned game reserve. The reserve is a pioneer and leader in demonstrating how the conservation of wildlife, flora and fauna can be achieved through eco-tourism.
Shamwari, meaning "my friend" in Shona, is fully operational with 18000 hectares of land and Stacey will personally learn about their short and long term conservation efforts which focus on conservation of wildlife, ecological and community work. Something she's very excited about.
Stacey said, "I've had a long-standing respect for Born Free and their conservation work, so for me, this is a dream coming true. Watching the Born Free film, I couldn't help but be captivated about the release of animals back into the wild, demonstrated by Virginia McKenna OBE; a life long wildlife campaigner.
I'm very passionate about animal conservation and protection and very keen to lend a hand and learn about animal conservation in Africa, a continent that touches my soul. I can't wait to see where this opportunity leads."
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