Welcome
into the
world of the
magnificent
cats

Always wanted to be really involved?

Sponsorships: Help Provide the Best Care for the small and/or big cats!

By sponsoring a small or big cat you are helping Wild Cats World to provide the very best care for all of the cats that call the sanctuary home. Sponsoring a cat by (symbolical) adoption or sponsoring a project (like the construction of camps: the bigger, the better!) is easy!!!!

The proceeds from the sponsorship program fund nutritionally balanced diets and vitamins, excellent daily care by experienced and loving caretakers, excellent veterinary care, flea/tics prevention, enrichment, support of the wild species.

For 25 euro (20 USD) a month or more you can be assured your favourite cat or species will get even better care than already is the case.

  • Choose your favourite cat or species: African wildcats, Black-footed cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals. You can also support our feral cat project or Lion project.
  • Make a monthly or yearly donation, or one-time donation sponsoring one project, like the construction of a huge camp.

On behalf of the cats we would like to thank you for deciding to join the Wild Cats World family by sponsoring a wild child or species.

Paypal – info@wildcatsmagazine.nl;
Our banking details: (South Africa) First National Bank Wild Cats World Sanctuary Acc.no: 62865321592 Branch code: 260216 Ref: Donation (Name)
Banking details (Europe): Stichting Wild Cats World ABN AMRO Bank Bussum, Netherlands IBAN NL22ABNA0517247135 BIC code of the bank is ABNANL2A

Wild Cats World is officially registered as non-profit in South Africa and the Netherlands.

Wild cat collage

PLEASE HELP US AND OUR SANCTUARY

Leopard female

Do you want to support this pretty leopard female and her species, or
other wild cats who deserve the best? We are a non-profit organisation
and need your help now more than ever.

PLEASE HELP US OUT – COVID 19 HIT US HARD TOO. THE CATS STILL DESERVE THE BEST BUT MONEY AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

Your donation will be so essential and so welcome! It is also possible to sponsor certain cats, projects or constructions. Thank you so much!!!

Paypal – info@wildcatsmagazine.nl
or Our banking details: First National Bank Wild Cats World Sanctuary Acc.no: 62865321592 Branch code: 260216 Ref: Donation (Name)
or Stichting Wild Cats World ABN AMRO Bank Bussum, Netherlands IBAN NL22ABNA0517247135 BIC code of the bank is ABNANL2A

World Lion’s Day 2020 – Lions facing extinction

Why the need for a ” World lions day”? Like most species, the lion is endangered and facing extinction.

On the map below, the habitat of African lions in 1920 is marked in red. In blue today’s habitat of lions is indicated. In just half a century humans succeeded in bringing lions to the brink of extinction. In Africa the numbers have been reduced from 200.000 to a mere 20.000 today. Of the remaining population, only 4000 are males… In the knowledge that only 10% of the males are dominant and thus reproducing for the next generation, you can see that the gene pool is extremely small and eventually will weaken the species.

We have to keep raising awareness for the numbers declining rapidly.
On World Lion’s Day (10/08/20) more than any other day, we have to share the message that The King is not going to survive, if we don’t act rapidly.

SAVE THE KING!

A must Read Reality check

What we said all this time, the threat to healthy Leopard numbers is
severe
. Leopard Conservation is essential, but how is it conducted in South Africa?

Apart from all mentioned, another serious threat is the capturing, keeping and killing of wild leopards in captivity with approval of all so-called conservation organisations. These also claim to protect the species but, as we found out, don’t take the threat seriously and take advantage of it for their own ego and income. And then they say no to healthy blood (for breeding) which merely shows how fucked up SA conservation is. We don’t want to jeopardize our good leopard genes any more until something is changing big time.

We are the only leopard conservation program in South Africa (run by Overseas people, what irony) who have just the best interest of the leopard and its survival at heart. Yet the country decides to ignore good intentions, but instead is choosing a road to extinction.

We will keep fighting for the leopard, but in a different way. The in-breeding goes for all species in the smaller areas like Private Game Reserves who these days are nothing more than a huge zoo. They rely on people to regulate numbers and breeding, so nothing is natural about it. Of course there are lots of the problems for cheetah and Lions. The “release and conservation” efforts are nothing more than a way to keep the exploit going.

Read the article about it on The Conversation.

Protecting Habitats and Wildlife

About 70% of Kenya’s Wildlife is found outside of the protected areas. One of the fundamental and most effective approaches to conserve wildlife is to preserve the ecosystem.

Support for locals

Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps work closely with communities living alongside National parks and wildlife reserves to help them derive benefits from conserving wildlife species and the indigenous habitat. The communities are able to earn an income from ecotourism by setting aside areas of their land as wildlife conservancies, thereby creating wildlife dispersal areas outside the parks, increasing wildlife numbers, habitat and biodiversity.

Neebati cheetah cubs

The Porini Conservancy concept pioneered by Gamewatchers Safaris in partnership with the local communities in Selenkay in Amboseli and Ol Kinyei in the Masai Mara has made a significant contribution to wildlife conservation and habitat protection in these areas. Within just a short time of conception each conservancy saw a significant increase in wildlife numbers and a regeneration of vegetation in areas that were previously over-grazed by livestock. At Selenkay, elephants returned after an absence of twenty years and in the Ol Kinyei conservancy the number of lions increased very quickly with several residential prides. Besides, we’ve observed higher cheetah numbers, cub survival rate and an influx of other species. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is currently recognized as International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List site.

Neebati cheetah cubs

Monitor impact

The concept ensures minimal impact on the habitat and wildlife by minimizing the numbers of vehicles and camps in the conservancy. This has reduced stress caused by overcrowding by tourist vehicles and intense human impact on the habitat. The conservancies provide a buffer between community and protected areas, it also hosts vulnerable species such as lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and Maasai giraffe and.

Leopard "Furaha"

Studies by the Mara Predator Conservation Program indicate higher survival rate of wildlife in conservancies with low tourism density. Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps pay monthly land leases directly to local community from tourism earnings thereby reducing dependence of livestock for livelihood and providing an alternative source of income. This unique concept has secured land for conservation and minimized land subdivision from other competing non-wildlife land use such as agriculture and infrastructure development.

With the closing down of safari tourism for the immediate future because of the global Coronavirus Pandemic there is growing concern about the welfare of those Maasai communities who depend on tourism income from conservancies. There are also fears that the future of these important areas of protected wildlife habitat may be threatened with serious consequences for the teeming wildlife species that have made them their home.

Green eyes

Currently, in Ol Kinyei, the Porini Mara Camp Manager Jimmy Lemara, the conservancy manager and some of the rangers are patrolling the Ol Kinyei Conservancy to ensure wildlife safety. During the Easter holidays “Green Eye” one of the 3 dominant lion males of the famous Rekero pride, was sighted with a wire snare around his neck. The Ol Kinyei Conservancy in collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service Veterinary, Niels Mogensen Senior Researcher with the Mara Predator Conservation Program helped locate Green Eye, managed to dart him, and remove the snare.

Lion "Green eyes"
Wire snare removed from lion

Adopt an Acre

To enable payment of the monthly leases and ranger salaries to secure these important habitat and safeguard wildlife in the conservancies, Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps have introduced the “Adopt-an-Acre” plan. Through the Adopt-an-Acre plan, contributors can adopt an acre of land in the conservancies for a year via a donation to the Wildlife Habitat Trust which will help pay for the leases and rangers wages until the camps re-open, ensuring that the Maasai families continue receiving some income and the conservancies can continue to exist. The Trust will be audited by a reputable firm of auditors in Nairobi, Grant Thornton Kenya, so that contributors can be confident that all the money will be used for the intended purpose.

Leopard "Fig"

You can make a difference by supporting the Adopt-an-Acre program, please visit https://www.porini.com/adopt-an-acre-2/ for more information.