An opportunity to inspire the world and make an impact.
Every year, about 30,000 elephants in Africa, 600 rhinos in South Africa and, increasingly, lions fall victim to poachers. Although figures, especially rhino poaching, have declined in recent years due to the increase in anti-poaching units and activities, it is still a problem that threatens these animals with extinction. There are two categories of poaching; for food or for trade in horn, ivory or parts of an animal. Therefore it is not easy to find one solution. It is a problem that must be addressed simultaneously in all areas, including cultural, economic and educational, and on multiple continents.
During the Ladies in Leadership programme you participate in a conservation experience. You will have the opportunity to be part of a solution, part of the group of people who not only talk about how to end poaching and animal trafficking, you take an active role in the conservation of an endangered species in Africa. Whether it is a rhinoceros de-horning, the collaring of an elephant, lion or African wild dog; you will see what it takes to ensure that others do not kill these animals for their own gain.
There are many grey areas in nature conservation and we understand that any form of conservation is not the ultimate solution to stop all poaching. However, we believe it is better to save one animal at a time than to stand by the side and do nothing at all. Our values, SAFETY and FREEDOM are at the core of this. By doing the conservation experience with all groups, we not only create a safe and free environment for the women who come with us, but also for the animals to live their lives in safety and above all freedom.