When you make a donation or join our mountain biking club, you become a vital part of the Waterberg Wild Dog Initiatives work and success.
"The Waterberg Wild Dogs are critically important to the whole species' survival, as they are genetically distinct from all the other dogs in South Africa. The Waterberg region also connects the Wild Dog populations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana, making it a crucial point for dispersing dogs. In 1998, there were 120 Wild Dogs roaming around the Waterberg. Then, in 2017 the population plummeted to only 5 dogs. Now, due to management efforts by the Endangered Wildlife Trust, we have 23 known adult dogs and 11 pups. This rise in population is great for conservation, however it increases the likelihood of conflict with humans.
The Waterberg Wild Dog Initiative is working to protect these dogs by working with local landowners, stakeholders, and other community and governmental organizations to mitigate this human-wildlife conflict. The WWDI works alongside the Endangered Wildlife Trust, however it is an organization run by the community and for the community, unlike anything that has been attempted with these Wild Dogs to date.
As a community organization, we rely heavily on support from individuals, organizations, and corporations that have conservation values in their hearts." - Reilly Mooney, WWDI Project Co-ordinator
Help us make a difference with a donation to the Waterberg Wild Dog Initiative today.
Doing the hard work is expensive...
- 1 X GPS Tracking Collar - R32,000.00
- 1 X Hour Helicopter Flying - R8,000.00
- Vet Fees to Place 1 X GPS Collar - R6,000.00
- 1 X VHF Telemetry Set - R40,000.00
- 1 X Trail Camera - R4,000.00
- 1 X Month Fuel Costs - R5,000.00
- Alternatively you can donate directly to WWDI via PayFast
WWDI is a project operating underneath Waterberg Development Initiative NPC, a registered non-profit company (Reg. No 2018/539160/08) and public benefit organization. Donations to WWDI are eligible to receive a Section 18A receipt for tax purposes. To request your receipt, please email email@example.com.
Current Items Needed
Do you have unused equipment laying around? WWDI is in need of the below items:
- Picture and Video Camera
- Trail Cameras
- AA Batteries
- Handheld Radios