The SanWild Wildlife Trust was established in 2000 as a non-profit animal welfare trust to assist wild animals in need. The only beneficiaries of the Trust is the animals, the Trustees are merely the custodians. The animals own the land! One of our main objectives was to provide a protected wildlife reserve where rescued animals could be returned into the wild to live their lives and raise their young.
Today the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary, spanning about 3000 hectares, play a meaningful role in wildlife conservation in a country where poaching, unethical hunting, mutant or more specifically the breeding of genetically modified creatures, pose a major threat to ethical and bio-diversity conservation.
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
At SanWild we have a proven track record of successfully rehabilitating and releasing wild animals into a protected sanctuary where they can be monitored until they are completely self-reliant.
SanWild provides a free emergency wildlife rescue service whenever and wherever a wild animal is in need. Although we are based in Limpopo, we rescue animals and work closely with veterinarians across all the provinces of South Africa. With the help of international charities and authorities, we also participate in international rescue missions and have successfully relocated indigenous African animals from afar afield as France, Belgium and the United Kingdom
Our criteria is quite simple; if an animal is in need, we will respond wherever possible irrespective of the specie’s conservation status or importance.
Each case is evaluated on an individual basis.
Wherever possible we will treat and release an animal in the area that it came from, but in cases where there is an on-going danger to the animal, it will be relocated to the safety of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary or any other suitable wildlife sanctuary where it can be accommodated.
This is especially relevant when it comes to specialised species such as rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog and spotted or brown hyena that need suitable, safe release sites.