The Wildlife Conservation Trust

Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) is an objective body whose task it is to identify viable conservation initiatives, and match them with people or organisations who have the capacity and/or funds to fulfill them.


All projects are undertaken with the eventual goal of repopulating animals (both captive-bred and rehabilitated) to suitable natural preserves, with a long term view of benefiting broad-scale wildlife conservation objectives in South Africa, for the ultimate well being of planet earth and its inhabitants.


  • To make a sustainable difference to vulnerable animal species, specifically those under threat of extinction;
  • To be a partner to those whose work is fundamental to conservation, but who are restricted by a lack of money; as well as those who have the desire and capacity to offer tangible support;
  • To educate people about the need to conserve wildlife and the environment.


  • Facilitating sustainable activities relating to conservation, rehabilitation and the protection of wildlife;
  • Facilitating the care of animals in need, as well as the prevention of ill-treatment;
  • Engaging in education and training programmes relating to environmental awareness;
  • Facilitating projects whose focus is on educational enrichment, academic support, supplementary tuition or outreach programmes for the poor and needy;
  • Facilitating training for unemployed persons with the purpose of enabling them to find work that is meaningful and sustainable;
  • Facilitating the provision of school buildings or equipment for public schools and educational institutions engaged in public benefit activities.

Core values

  • We believe it is every individual’s responsibility to help to protect South Africa’s wildlife for future generations.
  • We believe it is imperative to support public/private relationships to ensure the success of conservation efforts.
  • We believe in zero tolerance for any illegal activities relating to the trade or sale of wildlife, or parts thereof.