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Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports Saving The Survivors

Ford wildlife foundation with Saving The Survivors

The Ford Wildlife Foundation handed over two new Ford Ranger bakkies to Saving The Survivors. The handover forms part of the Ford Motor Company of South Africa’s (FMCSA) commitment to the conservation and preservation of the environment in sub-Saharan Africa.

Saving The Survivors was founded in 2012. This was with the aim to treat and care for Rhino that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents. This includes Rhino that have been wounded and Rhino where the horn has been hacked off. Also including victims of snaring and other traumatic incidents. It is estimated that between 80 and 120 animals per year will benefit from this project, and this number will sadly increase as the poaching problem escalates. The Saving The Survivors also commit to treating all other endangered species. Team STS work with any animal in need. This often includes works on Lion, Leopard, African Wild Dogs and Elephant to name a few.

The team treat almost all of the animals in the bush in their natural environment. This is because transporting animals with traumatic injuries is just not possible or feasible. Also confining and treating animals in hospital settings is extremely stressful for wild animals. The areas we frequently visit are Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Northern Cape.

How will the Ford Ranger help STS?

The benefit of having these Ford Ranger bakkies is immense and the Saving The Survivors team. The Ford Ranger enables our vets to reach these animals quickly, giving them the best possible care.  Currently reaching animals quickly is not always easy, due to the long distances travelled.  The Ranger also allows STS vets to store and transport the highly expensive equipment required to treat wildlife.

The locally-built Ford Ranger is one of South Africa’s top-selling vehicles overall. This will be enable projects to go further and make a real impact – particularly in remote locations often associated with conservation and environmental projects.

How can I support Saving The Survivors?

Remember that our work is only possible with your support. Please donate to ensure that we are always on hand to tend to Africa’s most special species. You can support our work by becoming a monthly or one-off donor. With your help we are able to help every injured animal in need. Please help us to do more great work, and save the Rhino from extinction. Donate here.

You can also support us by following us on social media. Share our stories to give these vulnerable animals a voice. With your help we can raise awareness of the issues these animals face and make a change. Check out our other supporters views on facebook. Check out our instagram here.

Thank you from all of team STS for your support!

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