CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Follow and support Dinokeng Game Reserve's Conservation Efforts

REHABILITATION & CONSERVATION

A key focus of Dinokeng Game Reserve’s conservation strategy revolves around restoring degraded land returning to former glory – rehabilitation & conservation.

The future of conservation requires a two-pronged strategy, the fight for open ecosystems and pristine wilderness areas, and the development of new buffer models where people and nature grow together in harmony. The Dinokeng Game Reserve – as the only residential Big5 game reserve worldwide within the boundaries of a metro – has the unique opportunity to develop itself into such a model for future conservation.

Conservation in such an environment comes with a number of challenges, which can be turned into successful projects. These range from the eradication of alien plants, management of veld and game – yes, although we adhere to the concept of free roaming and self fending, management interventions are necessary amongst other to avoid in-breeding, especially in smaller reserves – to the protection of endangered species.

Developing a new model means being in uncharted waters. While we are enthusiastic with our vision, we are realistic too. We are well aware that there might be setbacks and that we are not immune to wrong decisions. But we believe in open discussion that allow for lessons to be learnt

We invite you to follow and support our endeavour.

OBSERVING CONSERVATION

In big open eco-systems nature is self-regulating. But in smaller reserves – and in South Africa this is anything beyond Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – constant monitoring and management intervention is necessary. Maintaining healthy gene pools, balance predators and prey ratios and avoid over-utilization, and not to forget the control of alien species.

Such management interventions include but are not limited to collaring and the renewal of collars, application of contraceptives to manage the populations and the capturing of big cats for exchange with other parks to avoid inbreeding.

The Dinokeng Game Reserve offers once in a lifetime opportunities to get really close and observe such conservation activities. There is always only a limited number of seats available. Click the link below to enquire and book your seat.

All proceeds go towards the fight against poaching and the Dinokeng Game Reserve’s conservation efforts.

UPCOMING CONSERVATION EVENTS

BLACK RHINO COLLARING

26 July 2024 07h00
Venue to be announced
20 seats available
R2500 per person

WHITE RHINO COLLARING

26 July 2024 12h00
Venue to be announced
20 seats available
R2500 per person

DINOKENG GAME RESERVE
ANTI-POACHING UNIT

DINOKENG GAME RESERVE IS COMMITTED TO COMBATING SNARING AND OTHER FORMS OF ILLEGAL POACHING. BELOW ARE SOME OF WAYS IN WHICH THE RESERVE IS ACTIVELY WORKING TO COMBAT SNARING & OTHER FORMS OF ILLEGAL POACHING:

  • Regular anti-poaching & K9 patrols: The reserve conducts regular anti-poaching patrols with trained rangers, K9 and volunteers who are equipped with the necessary tools and technology to detect and remove snares.
  • Use of technology: The reserve uses various technologies, including drones and camera traps, to monitor and detect illegal poaching activity within the reserve.
  • Community engagement: The reserve engages with local communities to raise awareness about the importance of conserving wildlife and the negative impacts of poaching.
  • Partnership with law enforcement agencies: The reserve works closely with law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute poachers caught within the reserve.
  • Education and awareness campaigns: The reserve conducts education and awareness campaigns to inform visitors and the general public about the importance of wildlife conservation and the need to combat snaring and other forms of illegal poaching.

These efforts have contributed to a reduction in snaring and other illegal poaching activities within Dinokeng Game Reserve, and have helped topreserve the unique biodiversity of the region, however, we need your help to aid in the fight. If you would like to contribute or donate to our Anti-Poaching Unit please follow the link below.

To contribute in aid of the APU of Dinokeng Reserve, donations and sponsorships are welcome and well appreciated

Registration details:
Name: DGR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT NPC
Registration number: 2018/492140 /08
NPO number: 238-694-NPO

ACCOUNT NAME: DGR ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT NPC
BANK: FNB
ACCOUNT NR: 62799300084
BRANCH: 252445

PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION

Dinokeng Game Reserve is not just a mere tourist attraction; it is a sanctuary that relies on partnerships to bolster its conservation efforts. In this unique ecosystem, where diverse wildlife thrives alongside local communities, the reserve relies on passionate conservationists and organisations to join forces, safeguarding the rich biodiversity for generations to come. We thank and highlight our partners in conservation. Click on their logo to find out more about them.