Tessa Baber, who appears in this short film, started ‘Save The Waterberg Rhino’ in 2013.
Those taking part in The Waterberg Trust Challenge Ride in March 2016 will be able to observe a number of white rhino living on Ant’s Nest game reserve, while being updated on anti-poaching initiatives by Tess and her husband Ant Baber who is leading the six-day ride.
The plan is to cross the Waterberg on horseback, traversing Kwalata private game reserve to Lapalala Wilderness where riders will meet the warden Anton Walker, who also appears on this film. He cares for both black and white rhino re-introduced to the area by his father, the author and wildlife artist Clive Walker when he was warden about thirty years ago.
While on this reserve riders from the UK will visit the Lapalala Wilderness School where children, often from deprived communities, come for a week’s residential course on wildlife conservation. Many of them testify how this experience changes their outlook on life, giving them an appreciation for their environment and the future of South Africa’s wild animals. The children take their enthusiasm into the community whose support is essential if poaching is to be combated.
The ride will end at the Palala River on Jembisa private game reserve who have been supporting Save The Waterberg Rhino and the Lapalala Wilderness School for some time.
The Waterberg Challenge Ride 2016 promises to be quite an intrepid adventure. The route has not attempted on horseback before. The riders face early starts and long hours in the saddle but they are busy getting fit and packing carefully in preparation for the challenge.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
- Support the project on Social Media and receive news:
- For Save The Waterberg Rhino’s Facebook page, please click here.
- For The Waterberg Trust’s Facebook page, please click here
- For the Lapalala Wilderness School’s page, please click here
Find out about Save The Waterberg Rhino
- Donate via The Waterberg Trust Justgiving page:
As a UK registered charity, The Waterberg Trust can claim Gift Aid on eligible donations, and organise transfer of funds to South Africa efficiently. Add a note to specify ‘Save the Waterberg Rhino’ or ‘Lapalala Wilderness School’ with your donation.
Riders are gaining sponsorship on individual pages:
Anne Lester – https://www.justgiving.com/Anne-Lester
Susie Airy – http://www.justgiving.com/SusieAiryTheWaterbergTrust
Fiona Worlidge – https://www.justgiving.com/fiona-worlidge
Belinda Fordy – http://www.justgiving.com/Belindalfordy
Becky Overy Owen – https://www.justgiving.com/bexoo
Belinda Chaffer – http://www.justgiving.com/Belinda-ChafferTWT
Sophie Neville – http://www.justgiving.com/Sophie-Neville-TWT2016
- If you’d like to organise your own fundraising event, and learn more about the charity contact firstname.lastname@example.org