Safaritalk and The South Luangwa Conservation Society
Safaritalk is proud to be associated with The South Luangwa Conservation Society in Zambia. Rachel McRobb, the CEO has discussed her life and the day to day work of the SLCS team in the South Luangwa Valley.
This is certainly not all the snares set by poachers, these are just snares we remove from the bush during anti-snaring patrols. The majority of snares are pulled out with animals trapped before we even get to them unfortunately.
People and animals have to find a way of living together. People have to benefit from these animals otherwise they will not appreciate their value and they will soon disappear.
You can read the rest of Rachel McRobb's exclusive Safaritalk interview here:
Rachel McRobb, South Luangwa Conservation Society (SLCS) Interview
Sponsor a Scout Appeal
In the interview, amongst many other interesting topics, Rachel outlined the expenses required to protect the South Luangwa wildlife from poaching activities by her dedicated team of 22 Scouts and how hard it is to attract sponsorship for this vital work. See the interview for indepth information about the anti-snaring patrols and other work preformed by SLCS Scouts.
A scout will perform on average 20 x long patrols and 60 x 1 day patrols in a year. This can be broken down to:
Rations - $280
Fuel - $135
Equipment - $200
Wages - $1320
Bonuses - $240
Accident insurance - $35
Total per scout per year - $2210 to operate as a law enforcement officer.
One year of all the scout patrols cost $48,620
Safaritalk and SLCS are launching the Sponsor a SLCS Scout Appeal so you can help keep this work going.
How Can I Support the SCLS Scouts?
1) Decide how much you can afford in support
One Day Sponsorship
UK Pounds $5.00
US Dollars $10.00
AUD Dollars $12.00
One Week Sponsorship
UK Pounds $25.00
US Dollars $45.00
AUD Dollars $50.00
One Month Sponsorship
UK Pounds $100.00
US Dollars $200.00
AUD Dollars $230.00
Six Month Sponsorship
UK Pounds $500.00
US Dollars $1000.00
AUD Dollars $1200.00
One Year Sponsorship
UK Pounds $1000.00
US Dollars $2000.00
AUD Dollars $2500.00
Donations are made via UK based *The U foundation who have kindly partnered with SLCS for the purposes of donations
2) Make donation via Just Giving UK - U Foundation page here: www.justgiving.com/Ufoundation
3) Send an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org - include the JustGiving receipt number and state you have made an SLCS donation for The Safaritalk Sponsor A Scout Appeal.
Please note: Conversions here were performed using the http://www.xe.com/ucc/ on 20 January 08. Please check your own currency conversions. The donations portal currency value input is in UK Pounds. Safaritalk is not responsible in any way for the donations processing. A small portion of the donation is used as an administrative fee for Just Giving UK
For further info about The U Foundation visit: www.theufoundation.org/ it is a registered UK based Charity - Registered Charity Number 1113133
Images used with permission: Rachel McRobb
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