The aim of the Conservation Club is to raise funds for the conservation of vulnerable African wildlife species through the sale of kit and clothing.
Conservation Club Benefits
1. Supporting and contributing to conservation
2. Contributing to the Wild Tomorrow Fund field work
3. Contributing to Giraffe conservation field studies
Keeping Up To Date
As a CC (Conservation Club) member you will be kept up to date in the following ways:
1. Regular News Letter
2. Interesting Blogs
3. International Field Study opportunities
Where Your Money Can Go
In order to complete field studies we need to be able to fund critical equipment such as vehicles, fuel, drugs, tracking equipment, expertise.
We need to tracking equipment such as GPS collars in order to monitor the movements of animals being studied. This enables field researchers to locate them quickly.
Contribute to Specific Items of Equipment
• GPS and VHF tracking collars for wild dogs, lions, hyenas, elephants
£2,700 GBP/ $3,500 USD
• Avian tracking and telemetry for vultures
£380 GBP / $500 USD
• Remote Camera Traps have numerous applications in research
£200 GBP / $260 USD
Contribute to African Painted Dog Specific Collar Materials
• £190 GBP / $250 USD - Funds one fully protective collar and saves a dog!
• £115 GBP / $150 USD - Buys one transmitter plus battery and solar panels
• £75 GBP / $100 USD - Buys protective elements & material for one collar
• £58 GBP / $75 USD - Provides basic transmitter for one collar
• £38 GBP / $50 USD - Provides anti-snare plates for one collar
• £27 GBP / $35 USD - Provides anti-snare clips for one collar
• £15 GBP / $20 USD - Provides basic collar material for one collar
• £8 GBP / $10 USD - Provides reflective materials for one collar
Contribute to Field Work Undergraduate
• Fund a University undergraduate to complete a full threatened species field study, including flights.
£2,200 GBP / $2,900 USD
Contribute to Field Work Group
• Fund an entire university undergraduate group of 10 students to complete a full threatened species field study, including flights.
£22,000 GBP / $28,800 USD
History of Africa Wild Trails Conservation Work
Africa Wild Trails (AWT) ethos of conservation education has always been a key feature of their ventures and every person travelling to Africa with AWT will at least return home with a much broader knowledge on the subject or will have actively taken part in research or field studies.
After leading many ventures to southern Africa, Angus Wingfield established AWT in 2009 and now AWTs core work is the planning and delivery of wildlife conservation fieldwork, providing funding for conservation related kit and projects as well as delivering expeditions and diverse ventures for multiple groups of young people and adults.
Conservation Sound Bites
An insight into how man caused wildlife decimation and how man now takes important steps forward to help conserve nature for the future generations.
In the 1840’s colonial hunters began to move to the interior of Africa and by 1870 large numbers of hunters from Europe and America appeared in Africa and huge populations of wildlife were obliterated to the point of near extinction.
Theodore Roosevelt and his party famously slaughtered over 10,000 animals in one single trip to Africa in 1909, and the ‘Golden Age of Hunting’ between the world wars was a horrific period which decimated wildlife populations across the continent of Africa.
Habitat loss is now by far the biggest threat to wildlife as the requirements of the human population explosion continues to hit nature. Mining and monoculture have contributed massively to the habitat loss as humans require more and more sugar, paper, coal and gold to name just a few.
Following the decimation of wildlife species in southern Africa the first game reserve/ conservancy was established in 1895, the IMfolozi Game Reserve, in KwaZulu natal, South Africa. This was the first of many such reserves which were to be created to conserve wild places and the wildlife that live their lives there. Soon, a safari to observe nature in the wild was just as attractive an offer as hunting.
These days there are many large and many small exceptional organisations an inspirational land owners who are doing great work across Africa. This work ranges from the purchase of small areas of land to be turn back into wild places to massive conservation and environmental movements. All of these amazing conservation efforts contribute to a positive future for our environment but virtually none of it can occur without funding.
AWT is playing it’s part in the ways outlined in this document and on our website and we particularly support The Wild Tomorrow Fund as well as delivering our own focused conservation research and field studies for whoever would like to get involved and take some action. Our ethos of ‘conservation through education’ is the common denominator for all our ventures and we take practical steps with our field studies as well.
Today, AWTs main three areas of focus are:
• Field Studies
• International ventures
• Funding for conservation
The Wild Tomorrow Fund
The Wild Tomorrow Fund is dedicated to the protection of threatened and endangered species and the habitats they depend on for survival. They want to ensure that the world that comes after us is a world in which a wild tomorrow is possible.
They work on the ground in southern Africa and their vision is for a world in which wildlife habitats are expanded and protected, and where existing reserves have the resources needed to keep their animals safe.
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