Wilderness Safaris Idelogie und Vision

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Okanvango-Delta in Botswana

Okanvango-Delta in Botswana Photo: GMC

Wilderness Safaris HIV-children and wildlife-conservation action

Wilderness Safaris is the first and foremeost a conservation organization, which believes, that in “protecting wilderness areas include the local communities in this process of transformation. They operate over 60 luxury lodges and tented camps in seven southern African countries and more than 2500 employees take care about three million of hectars prestine eco-wildlife-parks.

HIV-Schoolkids in Maltahoehe

HIV-Schoolkids in Maltahoehe Photo: GMC

As others espouse their sustainable conservation through responsible tourism philosophy, Wilder-ness areas will increasingly be entrenched under wildlife with additional custodiens in turn recogni-zing this and converting the lands in their custody to the use of wildlife. Wilderness guests have acces to almost 3 Million of hectares of prime wildlife areas in all countries. No fewer than 1600 staff-members out of 2500 employees come from rural communities surrounding the protected areas. Have a look at the following Wilderness Safaris conservation programs and task forces which represents the Wilderness Safaris Ideology and vision. www.wilderness-safaris.com

Link zur Broschüre…We are Wilderness Namibia

Wilderness Wildlife Trust

Okanvango Delta in Botswana

Okavango Delta in Botswana where Wilderness Safaris has three luxury lodges Photo: GMC/Gerd Müller

For 20 years, the Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust has supported a wide variety of wildlife management, research and education projects in southern Africa. These procets addresses the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save threatened species and provide education and training for local people and their communities. The long running Maputaland-Turtle Project in South Africa, the Namib brown Hyaena Project as well as the Namibian Elephant and Giraffe Project are some of the most succesfull cases to protect specific animals. www.wildernesstrust.com

Children in the Wilderness Programm

HIV-Schoolkids in Maltahoehe Namibia

HIV-Schoolkids in Maltahoehe Namibia

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) began as a result of discussions with actor Paul Newman in Botswana in August 2001. The original premises was that Paul Newman’s children’s organization. The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, and Wilder Safaris could be combined to create a new uplift-ting programme.

In December 2001 the first CIWT camp in Botswana was run successfully. Over the last ten years the programe has expanded into all areas of Wilderness Safaris Operations. Around 5000 children are hosted yearly with innovative fund raising plans such as the annual Tour de Kruger and Tour de Zambesi Circle rides aim to introduce the programme to even more HIV-children.

HIV-Schoolkids in the schoolbus in Maltahoehe Namibia

HIV-Schoolkids in the schoolbus in Maltahoehe Namibia Photo: GMC/Gerd Müller

Kids from 10 to 17 are invited by groups from 16 to 45)and carried into the respective camps to stay for five days at a time given the opportunity to discover these wilderness areas and their wide wildlife. Using a curriculum covering environmental education, HIV/AIDS and nutrition and life skills, CITW camps teach the children the importance of conservation and strive to instill a passion for the environment so that the can become the custodians of these areas in the future. www.childreninthewilderness.com

HIV Task Force for children

Wilderness Safari has more than 2500 employees in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The company has long recognized the challenges presented by the HIV epidemic on both the company itself and the risk imposed to the employee group.

Since 2003, together with Dr. Clive Evian, an author of several books on AIDS, and a community and primary health care specialist, they have developed a programme that has allowed them to manage the effect of this epidemic on both, the business ans well as the affected individuals.

With the permission from the employees and assistance of certain key individuals. Wilderness Safaris carried out anonymous, unlinked HIV prevalence surveillance across the entire workforce in their camps and offices. www.wilderness-safaris.com

Text & photos: Gerd Müller, gmc1@gmx.ch

LINK ZUR BILDARCHIV-SUCHE


Alle Allmytraveltips Reportagen auf einen Blick als (pdf)

******************************************************************************************************

HIER KÖNNTE IHR REISEPROGRAMM – FLUG- UND HOTEL-ANGEBOT AUFGEFÜHRT WERDEN

******************************************************************************************************

Read more interesting reports from Souther Africa:

Paradiesische Landschaft, gefährdetes Leben

– Homage an die letzten Buschmänner (mehr …)

–  Afrikas Urahnen sterben aus (mehr …)

–  BOT_BushmenSterbenaus

–  BOT_Bushmenbyebye

–  BOT_Biotopinthedesert

–  Wilderness Wildlife Trust, Children in the Wilderness Projekt (mehr …)

–  Wilderness Safaris (engl. Version)

–  Wilderer töten täglich ein Rhinozeros

– Schützen Sie die Geparde in Namibia

– Südafrika\’s ökopioniere vom Shamwari Game Reserve

Swiss Import Promotion Programm

HINWEIS:

Ihr Flug ins Südliche Afrika verursacht einen riesigen CO2-Ausstoss  und heizt die globale Klimaerwärmung weiter an. Wie sie Ihre CO2-Emmission klimaneutral kompensieren können erfahren Sie bei www.myclimate.org.  Link zum Klimabooklet:  http://ch.myclimate.org

Links zu weiteren allmytraveltips-Berichten:

Klimagipfel in Durben. Facts & Figures zur Klimaerwärmung Der erste myclimate Award für die Tourismusbranche Wie geht das? Ein klimaneutrales Hotel werden Ökologische Reiseveranstalter – Nah- und Fernreisen von Öko-Spezialisten

Über Gerd M. Müller

Der Zürcher Foto-Journalist Gerd Michael Müller gründete vor 20 Jahren die Presse- und Bildagentur GMC Photopress. Müller arbeitet seit über 25 Jahren in der Tourismus-, Medien- und Kommunikationsbranche. Er hat über 1000 Publikationen und Reisereportagen in renommierten Medien veröffentlicht (u.a. «Welt am Sonntag», «FAZ», «FACTS», «Weltwoche», «SonntagsZeitung», «Globo», «Animan», «Reisen & Kultur-Journal», «FAZ», «Spiegel», «Süddeutsche Zeitung») und darüber hinaus auch für hochkarätige Spa- and Travel-Magazine wie «Relax & Style», «Tourbillon», «Excellence International», «World of Wellness» und «Wellness Live» gearbeitet. GMC Photopress besitzt ein umfangreiches Bildaurchiv mit rund 250'000 Bildern aus über 80 Ländern zu den Themen Lifestyle, Luxus, Beauty & Spa, Kultur, Touristische Highlights, Natur, Landschaft, Wildlife, Umwelt, Humanitäres und Soziales.
Dieser Beitrag wurde unter AFRIKA, BOTSWANA, Destinations, Luxus-Hotels Afrika, NAMIBIA, NATUR-/LANDSCHAFTSSCHUTZ, SAFARI-WILDLIFE, SAMBIA, SÜDAFRIKA, Tierschutz, Umwelt, Umweltschutz veröffentlicht. Setze ein Lesezeichen auf den Permalink.

3 Kommentare zu Wilderness Safaris Idelogie und Vision

  1. Pingback: Allmytraveltips Master-Links zu allen Themen und Destinationen |

  2. Pingback: Tierversuche haben 2012 nochmals deutlich abgenommen |

  3. Pingback: „Vom Unterwasserparadies zur Lärmhölle“ |

Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert.