Balancing the eco-system
A question of balance
Africa is home to around 20% of the world’s animals, birds and plants. But the toxic effects of human activity now threaten the biodiversity of the whole continent. We’re all just temporary caretakers of our planet’s environment, so we’re honour bound to protect and nurture it for future generations.
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Not only are we in danger of eradicating species and irreparably damaging environments, we are also threatening the socioeconomic development of the continent through the effects on the water supply, food, climate and tourism. According to UNEP-WCMC, the impact on the biodiverse ecosystem could lead to the loss of 50% of Africa’s bird and mammal species by the end of the century.
Protect and preserve
So many animals are hunted down for their coats, hides and tusks, so we’re committed to eradicating poaching. The list of endangered species is growing so our mission is twofold: to preserve wildlife for future generations and to protect the ecosystem. We work closely with the Nambiti Anti-Poaching Unit, providing funds for equipment, supplies and personnel.
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Our mission is twofold; to preserve wildlife for future generations and to ensure that the ecosystem is stable. To these ends, we work hand in hand with the Nambiti Anti-Poaching Unit as well as members of the community across multiple programs. The Homestead provides funds to the Anti-Poaching Unit, providing equipment, education, supplies and even personnel when needed.
The importance of a balanced ecosystem
We understand that every living thing is crucial to a healthy ecosystem — in fact, should just one species of herbivore, predator, reptile or even grass disappear, the ecosystem could collapse. Together, with our rangers, local communities and committed partners, we’re doing our part in monitoring the numbers and health of animals, birds and plants.
A peek into some of our programs.
- Status Endangered
- African Population 27,000
Protecting the rhino
Nambiti is home to both the black and white rhino, both very attractive to poachers and both endangered species. Nambiti was the first reserve in KwaZulu-Natal to introduce a dehorning program, a humane but expensive process. We actively contribute to it and invite you to join us.
The world’s fastest animals are also one of its most endangered, threatened by poaching and by land encroachment by humans. This means that cheetahs have been forced to live closer to large, dangerous predators. We’ve joined forces with the Nambiti Anti-Poaching Unit to protect the cheetahs by fitting them with GPS collars. Now, if a cheetah is injured, it can be taken to safety and have its wounds healed before being released back into the wild.
- Status Vulnerable
- African Population 7,100
Elephant community preservation
- Status Vulnerable
- African Population 415,000
We’re also committed to protecting elephant herds. These magnificent animals help to maintain the ecosystem by trampling grasslands, which makes the terrain much easier for small animals to move and forage. They also help create waterholes, so vital in times of drought, as well as boosting the growth of plants when they deposit their dung. Which is why it’s so vital to preserve and secure their future.