“The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants” David Attenborough.
Mapesu’s aim is to create a game reserve rich in biodiversity and also to conserve and protect species that are vulnerable to extinction. In order to do this, we are working hard to achieve an ecologically sound game reserve where there is naturally all the essential resources for our wildlife.
Volunteers and students are essential for us to gather long-term data on our wildlife and ecology. Volunteers assist us in increasing our knowledge of how Mapesu’s ecosystem entwines in order for us to increase our biodiversity and conserve fauna and flora.
Every activity and task we ask of our volunteers is meaningful and useful to us but also informs students and volunteers about wildlife conservation in South Africa. We invite scientists to study the ecology of Mapesu, this will help us make informed decisions for the management and progression of the reserve.
We also want to contribute to the knowledge of Savannah ecosystems for the interests of the public, conservation organisations, reserve managers and scientists. This will is to help in the resolutions for the conservation of our wilderness spaces globally.