Ubuntu Wildlife Trust is thrilled to announce our partnership with FREEME Wildlife. We are also pleased to announce that the CEO of FREEME Wildlife, Wade Whitehead will be joining our board of trustees. Wade is an asset to our charity with his wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of wildlife conservation.
FREEME Wildlife is a registered, fully permitted facility established to undertake the care and rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife.
FREEME Wildlife was founded in 2007 when the need for a trauma and rehabilitation facility in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, South Africa was identified. Adel Malan took on the role of negotiations, ground was made available and building plans were put together for a state-of-the-art wildlife rehabilitation centre. Local developer Rob Taylor offered to sponsor the building and from then on, the project could not be stopped and FREEME Wildlife officially opened its door on 1st January, 2008.
There office is open 24/7 for admittance of animals or call-outs.
Experienced staff are employed (together with many varied specialists and volunteers) to run the centre and to provide quality care, which is in the best interest of the animals, no matter how big or small.
With the ever-increasing human population and resulting development, indigenous wildlife throughout the world are coming under threat because of conflict with people in the race for space and resources to survive. South Africa is no exception. Indigenous animals are injured and orphaned because of human activities at an ever-increasing rate. It is for this reason that centres such as FREEME Wildlife exist. FREEME Wildlife aims to rehabilitate these animals so that they may be released back into the wild in areas free from poaching and with reduced human activity (they strongly support Biodiversity Stewardship Program sites and active Conservancy sites).
Their vision is to be a world-class, self-sustaining, leading rehabilitation facility for indigenous wildlife in Southern Africa, using the “One Health” approach. With a mission to rehabilitate and release indigenous wildlife back into a natural habitat, whilst maintaining the highest ethical standards and furthering conservation by playing a role in engaging with wildlife professionals, volunteers, learners and members of the public by using their “One Health” approach.
FREEME Wildlife are in the field, leading the way in how we should approach and think about conservation and preservation of wildlife. They believe it is all about sharing and working together to enrich lives. Building relationships with people who are experienced in the field and those who need their knowledge and expertise.
We invite you to check out their website and learn about the incredible work they carry out. Please check out their research projects, reintroduction projects, FreeMe FreeYou Outreach programs and read their blogs.
This is very exciting times for Ubuntu Wildlife Trust and FREEME Wildlife and we are looking forward to working closely together. With your support, together we can all make a huge difference in this world and come together to help protect Africa’s precious biodiversity.
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