Imagine a life in which you must walk over 3 hours a day just for the “privilege” of being able to attend school. In addition to the vast distance, you cross rugged terrain, endure extreme weather conditions and face possible physical injury. By the time you return home, you barely have time to do your chores, let alone your homework.
On Thursday 25th May 2017, ERP held workshops at Kekana Gardens with the local business entities together with the informal waste collectors in the area.
On Wednesday 24th, some members from ERP in South Africa had a site visit to the Waterberg Welfare Society, right in the heart of the Waterberg in Limpopo.
One of the challenges facing learners in rural South Africa is the inability to attend classes on time owing to the distances they have to travel to get to school. In many instances, learners who live long distances from a school end up being absent from classes because they cannot cope with travelling these long distances on a daily basis.
Over the next few months, ERP will be spending time in Kekana Gardens, adjacent to Dinokeng Game Reserve were are planning on poverty alleviation interventions to benefit the local communities.
The ERP team in South Africa from groupelehant.com has been invited to evaluate and assess the Mountain Bike trails in Witsieshoek in the majestic Drakensberg on the weekend of weekend 12-14 May 2017.
Wildlife officials and rhino conservationists breathed a big sigh of relief after successful surgery on Puntung, one of only two female Sumatran rhinos still alive in Malaysia.
On the 17th April 2017, the ERP 911 Elephant Team were woken up at 04:15 AM by telephone calls, informing us of unimaginable news.
Biodiversity stewardship is the practice of effectively managing land-use outside the existing state-managed protected area system to ensure that natural systems, biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide are maintained and enhanced for present and future generations.
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that Saving The Survivors has to share the devastating news that our beloved White rhino cow, Hope, is no longer with us
On Saturday Sept 24th ERP proudly join forces with GMFER to bring attention to the urgent crisis that is pushing rhinos and elephants in the wild toward the brink of extinction.
Standing in the corner of the boma, Seha instinctively knew these two legged creatures approaching him weren’t the same ones that attacked him so brutally a couple of weeks ago.
Although white rhino females can reach sexual maturity around the age of five, in the wild, neither sex will reproduce until they are “socially mature”.
MARCH AGAINST EXTINCTION
On September 24th, 2016, people throughout the world will take to the streets and march as one voice. We will join over 130 cities worldwide in defence of elephants, rhinos, lions and other wildlife.
Dr. Johan Marais, founder and CEO of ‘Saving the Survivors’, joined groupelephant.com’s Elephants, Rhinos & People (‘ERP’) program full-time as of the 1st of August.
(A version of this article was originally published in The Horn, spring 2013. Author: Katherine Ellis, Office and Communications Manager, Save the Rhino International)
Orphans are not always babies. Once a baby rhino (or any other species with parental care) loses its mother, it will be an orphan for the rest of its life.
On the 12 of July 2016, Grant a manager on the Madikwe farm project was taking the staff to work when he came across this adult female cheetah on our property.
In this study, scientists will combine behavioural data with physiological and physical data to assess the welfare of the rhinos going under rehabilitation, and the adaptation of these once they have been released.