Without the wilderness – there is no Wilderness.
The Conservation C is divided into two elements:
Environmental Management Systems deals with how we build and manage our camps in the most eco-friendly way possible to ensure that we have the lowest possible carbon footprint. Read more details about this in: How we build our camps.
Wilderness Safaris adheres to the increasingly accepted view that the growing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are driving the global warming phenomenon. It is clear that everyone has a responsibility to respond to this challenge. Read more about how we are responding in the PDFs below.
Kalahari Plains Camp - Sustainability
Toka Leya Camp - Green Systems
Biodiversity Conservation covers the understanding, management and protection of the wildlife and ecosystems with which we are involved. Where relevant, we help to protect these (through anti-poaching), promote the reintroduction of indigenous species, and rehabilitate natural environments through vegetation management. We also support research projects that enhance the understanding of our areas.
The Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust brings us closer to our goal. This Trust is an independent entity supporting a variety of wildlife management, research and education projects throughout southern Africa. A portion of each guest's fare is allocated to the Trust, and 100% of these funds go to Trust-approved projects. The projects deal with the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save endangered species and provide education and training for local people and their communities. The relationship between Wilderness Safaris and the Trust is symbiotic: The Trust is involved financially in the projects, while Wilderness contributes logistically in terms of human resources and equipment.
Be that as it may, the Trust's mandate complements ours: To make a difference to Africa, its wildlife and people.