Photography plays a key role in conservation management and research.
Canon South Africa have supported conservation without hesitation and without any strings attached. They have provided over 40 cameras into the various rhino reserves from Mozambique to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi in the past 5 years. These have been used for forensics during crime scenes, monitoring of key species for management purposes, ID kit formation, data gathering, as well as for media and record keeping.
Most recently, Canon donated 4 cameras for our work in Maputaland and Zululand. Ubuntu Wildlife Trust kept two which we use extensively in our field work – and then provided the other 2 to our like-minded friends at FreeMe Wildlife for the groundbreaking work they do, Incidentally our office printer was also provided by Canon with extra ink.
We are currently working on a project to link community artists with the photography calling and to promote conservation through this initiative.