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Don't Judge All by the Actions of a Few
During the past few years, lion hunting and breeding establishments, professional hunters and outfitters in South Africa, have become the target of malicious and often deliberately misinformed attempts to portray everyone involved in this industry as bloodthirsty, greedy and without conscience. SAPA says Don't Judge us All by the Actions of a Few. Visit our website at http://southafricanpredatorassociation.org.
Social Enhancement Project by SAPA and CMP Safaris
CMP Safaris, an accredited member of SAPA, provides regular meals to the children and staff at the Kgalalelo Primary School in Vorstershoop. This initiative forms part of SAPA's commitment to Social Enhancement. SAPA members all over South Africa are running similar projects to uplift local communities.
SAPA's relief efforts to drought stricken animals of Marloth Park
SAPA is grateful to announce that, with the help of PAMAENONS and Boschnel Safaris, we were able to deliver our second load of much needed A-Grade Lucerne to the drought stricken animals of Marloth Park (Lionspruit). Website: http://southafricanpredatorassociation.org/news.asp
SAPA members continue helping lions in need
SAPA is delighted to announce that a third load of meat has been delivered to Ingogo Safaris in Limpopo. So far SAPA, with the generous support of our members, has delivered more than 24 tons of food to help the lions of Ingogo Safaris. Find the complete article at http://www.southafricanpredatorassociation.org/n9/
Lion Crisis in Limpopo - SAPA to the Rescue!
When there is a crisis with lions in South Africa, there is a huge hue and cry with animal rights activists ostentatiously tearing their clothes and beating their chests, peppering social media platforms with dire threats against farmers and pointing futile fingers. During these calamities it seems that there is only one organization which eschews cheap talking and gets down to the unglamorous business of actually doing something, and that is the South African Predator Association. While various moneygrubbing “non-profit organizations” were, to their abiding shame, slinking away to their non-participation crevices, SAPA was accessing the situation of the emaciated lions at a facility in Limpopo. Members contributed lavishly to the effort and within two weeks approximately 16 tons of food was delivered and given to the hungry cats. See http://www.southafricanpredatorassociation.org/n9/
SAPA offers a Reward to help Stop Lion Poaching in South Africa
The first ever wave of lion poaching incidents is currently being experienced in South Africa. In recent months more than 10 lions were poisoned, killed and mutilated. Help the South African Predator Association to stop the poaching of lions. Visit http://www.southafricanpredatorassociation.org/ for more information.
SAPA Auction 2016
The first ever Conservation Fund Auction, presented by the South African Predator Association was held at the Kroon Boma, near Kroonstad, on the 22nd of April 2016. This auction will enable SAPA to make a huge contribution to the future of the African Lion in the wild. Visit http://www.southafricanpredatorassociation.org for more information.
SAPA Donates three GPS Collars for a predator survey in Zimbabwe
Unlike South Africa many African Countries are currently experiencing an alarming decline in their wild lion populations. Against this backdrop the Zimbabwean Park and Wildlife Management Authority has embarked on a large predator survey in the Zambezi National Park. The South African Predator Association, representing the Lion Industry in South Africa, is a key role player in the conservation of wild lions in Southern Africa. When SAPA took note of the Zimbabwean conservation project, aimed at investigating the interaction between Hyenas and wild lions in the Zambezi National Park, SAPA decided to get involved and assist in a practical manner. SAPA donated three GPS collars to the value of R120 000 to the Zimbabwean Park and Wildlife Management Authority. This donation was funded by the SAPA Conservation Fund which was established to contribute directly to the conservation of lions in the wild. SAPA is enthusiastic about the conservation of species, especially predators within their natural distribution area. Through the support of research projects like these, SAPA can ensure responsible and sustainable resource management.
How the ban on lion hunting killed the lions: Mikkel Legarth at TEDxCopenhagen
When it comes to animals, people's behavior is usually driven by their emotions instead of facts and knowledge -- it's a behavior that can result in the exact opposite of what was intended. There is no picture perfect or black and white -- conservation is usually a choice between two evils. A choice that can either save some of the world's most iconic animals -- or lead to their extinction. After working with the big cats in Southern Africa, Mikkel Legarth from Denmark co-founded Modisa Wildlife Project - a project that wants to define new standards on how we feel, think and act with regards to conservation. Watching documentaries and studying books about the wildlife of Africa has been a passion of Mikkel's since forever. A trip to Africa in 2008 completely changed his life. After volunteering to care for the area's big cats, Mikkel extended his stay to 10 months, working in a management position where he oversaw up to 60 volunteers from across the world. Recently he co-founded the Modisa Wildlife Project to help create a better future for the wildlife of Botswana. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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