Africa Hope Fund supplies the annual cost of patrols of Conservation South Luangwa Scouts who work diligently to save animals from the threat of poaching.
CSL is an non-government agency that has grown from two scouts eight years ago to over 45 currently. This is thanks to donations and support from Africa Hope Fund.
The scouts travel throughout the South Luangwa Game Reserve to collect snares set by poachers, find poachers and their camps, and to assist ZAWA in apprehending ivory dealers. They dart and remove snares from animals unfortunate to have been caught by them, and create programs to help villagers learn to deal with animal conflict in their villages, such as elephants eating and destroying their crops.
Africa Hope Fund is currently raising funds to pay for the cost of fuel for a recently obtained airplane that can find poachers and poached animals from air. We have also purchased and brought Garmin GSP units for all of the scouts of CSL, as well as over 45 solar flashlights/torches. AHF continues to bring rechargeable batteries to Mfuwe for those with solar flashlights given by AHF over the last five years. These batteries tend to recharge for only one to two years before needing to be replaced.
SNARED ANIMAL RESCUE
We support anti-snaring and animal rescue operations in Zambia through Conservation South Luangwa.
Snaring is used by local villagers to capture antelope such as Kudu, Impala, Puku and the largest of which can be a Cape Buffalo. However, elephants, giraffes, and carnivores are often accidental victims. Wire from electric transmission line construction and cables from automobile winches are twisted into deadly snares which either kill an animal outright, or trap it and leave it to suffer until it dies of thirst or its injuries.
Conservation South Luangwa is on constant patrol to find snares and snared animals. An elephant caught in a snare may survive despite horrifically deep injuries. Giraffes can also get trapped, usually just above their hoof on their delicate legs and have to be euthanized because they cannot recover from an injury which leaves them easy prey to predators.
Poaching for elephants is also a problem and on the rise in many parts of Africa because of the increase in ivory demand. SLCS works tirelessly to stop the senseless slaughter of animals that people come from around the world to see.
Support Scouting patrols with as little as $1000 per scout per year. We currently have 45 scouts.
Detection dogs from the United States are trained to detect weapons and contraband ivory. They live in guarded enclosures, and a keeper stays with them inside at all times.
The dogs love their work and bond with their handlers. They have been in place for about a year and are not only good at detecting, but also as deterrents. Word gets out quickly that they are on the job, and that alone helps discourage would-be poachers.
Programs like the Conservation South Luangwa need to stay one step ahead of poachers and illegal activity, and detection dogs are highly successful in several parts of Africa where it is a day-to-day struggle to protect wildlife from poaching.
For $5000 you can support one of our detection dogs and their handler for one year. And you can choose which dog. Just contact us for our line up of amazing dogs.
THE ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Founded in 2008 the Elephant Orphanage Project ( EOP) has been built and developed by the project to include two main sites, the Nursery Facility in Lilayi and the Release Facility in Kafue National Park.
It all started with an elephant called Phoenix who was rescued by DSWF in February 2001 when, just weeks old, she was found trying to suckle from her dead mother. Against all the odds, Phoenix pulled through and became the catalyst of this exciting new project. Shortly after her successful release in Kafue, Phoenix contracted biliary, previously unrecorded in elephants, and tragically died.
The Release Facility was named Camp Phoenix in her honor and her memory lives on through the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of new orphans which now begin their journey back to the wild at the recently completed Nursery Facility in Lilayi, near Lusaka.
For only $100 you can support the Elephant Orphanage by adopting an elephant through Africa Hope Fund!