Wildlife conservation projects
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality – Warren Bennis. ”
WCMF has links with and is committed to projects from through its work at ground level and with policy-makers worldwide.
Mozambique natural reserve
We are currently working on the development of a 250,000-hectare nature reserve in northern Mozambique. Our responsibility is the development of a world-standard veterinary clinic, rescue center, research and training facility. Our veterinary team is also responsible for establishing the disease-control plans for the wildlife – livestock – human interface.
This will be a wilderness area housing a local scientific station open for internships, international researchers and hosting congresses.
How can you help?
Research, development and university collaborations.
Internships (coming soon).
Volunteer + Scientific Tourism Ecuadorian Amazon
WCMF supports the Ecuatorial Ecuadorian wildlife by collaborating with a recognised local rescue project targeting numerous indigenous species. After rehabilitation, and after an exhaustive health check, the animals that can survive in nature, are reintroduced into Tamandua, a natural reserve sustained by ecotourism and scientific tourism.
How can you help?
– Requests based on CV and motivation letter.
Scientific tourism in Tamandua eco-lodge. Visit this exclusive natural paradise.
– Contact us. Indicate dates and number of people.
Expanding Tamandua as a greater Nature Reserve of WCMF.
– Tamandua is currently 150 hectare of Amazonian rainforest. Only 500 square hectares separate it from one of the biggest national parks. By buying this area and maintaining it as prestige forest we will guarantee the survival and prosperity of the species living here.
– A permanent veterinarian, Dr. Grecia, is currently doing her best at the clinic. But the work is overwhelming and the installations limited by budget. Lets help assure the success of this clinic by providing good equipment and research facilities.
Grants, research development and university collaborations
Amazon and Borneo Conservation
Deforestation in Borneo and the Amazon is not only destroying the unique flora, but pushing to extinction numerous indigenous species and compromising local communities.
The best conservation initiatives are based on the protection of natural ecosystems and habitats. WCMF is buying land to establish nature reserves around the globe. We conserve and protect these virgin ecosystems. In those where the fauna has significantly decreased we establish genetic studies, population-monitoring plans, reintroduction of endemic species and breeding programs. Our proposed projects will work with a minimum area of 500 hectares.
Economic sustainability is the key to success, ecotourism and scientific tourism are valuable weapons that guarantee long-term success and promote respect in local communities.
How you can help?
Price per hectare = 1000€
Price per m2 = 10€
Providing support for research, and the monitoring, health-care and protection of wildlife.
Rhino rescue center
South Africa hosts 90% of the total population of 17000 white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) and approximately 50% of the 5000 black rhinoceros (Bicornis Bicornis and B. minor). However the numbers are declining for first time in the last 100 years. An average of 1600 rhinos were poached each year for the past four years, due to demand in some Asian cultures and because of corruption in Africa. That number excludes unborn young, undiscovered carcasses, and orphans. Some reputable orphanage centres are doing extraordinary work but the cost is high. The average monthly cost per orphan is 1000€, and they cannot be released until they are 3 years old. An additional problem is the limited availability on of secure land and the cost of anti-pouching units.
How can you help?
- Donation for nutrition, health and the nursery.
- Donation for medical equipment.
- Donation for anti-poaching work and establishing secure land.
- Internship as a nurse or veterinarian at the rescue center.
- Research on rhino physiology, nutrition and diseases.
Wildlife Research & Training
One of the great limitations, among others, to providing high quality medicine in wildlife care and investigation, is the scarcity of professionals in the field. For this reason, WCMF allocates part of its funds to continuing professional training and sponsoring field work.
Knowing the reality and also the frustrations of work in this field, it is not only a sense of vocation and a love for wildlife that are important in order to triumph, but also the awareness of successes by our professionals that feeds motivation and the spirit of determination necessary to overcome obstacles.
Our scientific projects are focused on increasing knowledge of animal welfare, conservation, and wildlife veterinary medicine, and on successes in developing the sustainability of local economies in wilderness areas. Our team has a One Health approach, with a concentration on disease control, and in solving wildlife-human conflict.
How you can help?
- Grants for the development of new projects and research.
- Funding for the allocation of veterinarians as requested by rescue centers or in natural reserves.
- Training for qualified wildlife veterinarians and professionals in the field.
Wildlife conservation needs you now more than ever, we are close to the point of no return but there is still HOPE. Your contribution is greatly valuable for the protection of the species, its habitat and to ensure that well-trained professionals are in the front lines fighting for what inter-connect us all, Nature.
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