The White Lions Need Your Help!
The White Lions Need Your Help!

The White Lions Need Your Help!

White Lion Conservation Project

White Lion Conservation Project

My Namibian Experience As A Mature Volunteer

My Namibian Experience As A Mature Volunteer

Barbara recently joined the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary as a mature volunteer. Read today's blog to find out what she got up to during her time on the project including the highlights of her experience, up-close interactions with wildlife, and top tips for future volunteers.

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The Great Projects On Tour: Upcoming Staff Trips

The Great Projects On Tour: Upcoming Staff Trips

Team members Lauren and James, joined colleague Georgia to explore the world of volunteer-centric travel. Gearing up for their upcoming trip to South Africa, they share their excitement and delve into some of the incredible opportunities our projects have to offer in this stunning country.

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Inge’s Experience at the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary

Inge’s Experience at the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary

Inge volunteered at the Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary in January 2023. Read today’s blog to find out about her experience and what adventures she got up to as a volunteer. Inge highlights up-close interactions with amazing wildlife, witnessing the incredible morning views in Namibia, and creating lifelong memories.

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Posted by Connor Whelan on 13th Sep 2016 2 mins

Due to their genetic make-up being so rare in the natural world, white lions are in desperate need of the conservation efforts surrounding them to be increased, and thankfully you can help.

White lions exist due to a genetic mutation which is a less severe version of the gene that causes albinism. This recessive gene can be passed down from generation of white lion to the next, much in the same way blue eyes can in humans.

White Lion

As it is recessive, the gene can still be passed down even if a white lion mates with a tawny lion, and therefore the good news is that it is possible to regenerate a healthy and sustainable white lion population in the wild!

This is where you come in. As a volunteer on our new White Lion Conservation Project in South Africa, you will play a key role in aiding the conservation efforts of these beautiful big cats. You will:

  • Be part of a team that monitors the lions to ensure they are remaining healthy
  • You will play a big part in habitat management, ensuring that the land is suitable for the lions and invasive species are not able to harm them.
  • Take part in important scientific research such as in depth predator/prey analysis (to ensure there is enough food for the lions to survive), and data capturing

If this sounds like something you want to do and you would like to make a difference to the lives of the magnificent white lions of South Africa, then take a look today and see how you could help. Without human intervention they will go extinct, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the team which is putting in efforts to save this from happening.

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John commented 3 months ago
Good!

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