Wildlife ACT Wishlist 2017

We are often asked by volunteers if they can bring anything along with them to further support the work our field teams are doing, or to make camp life more efficient. The answer is a big ABSOLUTELY! While our camps are already equipped to operate at full steam ahead, it is often access to the shops that actually stock many of the items below that makes it difficult to replenish our supplies. Quality over quantity is also always preferred!

If you have any of the items listed below laying around at home and are not using them, please bring them along. We’ll be sure to make good use of them. The more we can re-use instead of buying new, the better; it’s part of our sustainability principle. Most of the items listed below are educational supplies needed for our bush camps and community outreach programs, and are usually cheaper overseas compared to where we are.

We understand that many items on the Wildlife ACT Wishlist are difficult to fit into one’s luggage. As an alternative, donations can be made via GivenGain for those who wish to rather donate funds towards any of the below. Please be sure to specify what you would like your money to be used for! And thank you as always, we honestly feel like we have the best supporters in the world.

A HUGE thank you to returning volunteers Lizzie Hide, Gabi Kirschning, Annette O'Connell and Cath Bamford, who brought Christmas early to two of our camps by bringing all sorts of useful and thoughtful items with them to donate!

We have had some very generous volunteers in the past who continue to overwhelm us with donations. Lizzie Hide, Gabi Kirschning, Annette O’Connell and Cath Bamford deserve special mention. Just look at the load they bought this year!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO A SPECIFIC WILDLIFE ACT PROJECT OR TOWARDS A SPECIFIC ITEM, PLEASE INCLUDE THIS IN THE DETAILS WHEN MAKING THE DONATION

Imfolozi

Donate to iMfolozi Project

Leopard Survey

Donate to Leopard Survey

Tembe

Donate to Tembe Project

uMkhuze Camp Wishlist

Donate to uMkhuze Project

Educational Wishlist

Donate to Outreach Project

General Wishlist

Make a General Donation

THE WILDLIFE ACT WISHLIST

LEOPARD SURVEY WISHLIST

  • Spotlight
  • Binoculars
  • Animal tracks Guide
  • Sky/Stargazing Guide
  • New Workers Gloves x 3
  • Travel/Camping Hammock
  • 1TB External Hard-drive
  • Card Games (Bird Match, Uno)

IMFOLOZI CAMP WISHLIST

  • Curtains
  • Hammocks
  • New flash drive
  • Binoculars
  • Solar lanterns
  • AA batteries
  • New microwave
  • SD San Disk cards
  • New mosquito nets
  • New chairs for outside
  • Shower wash bag with a shower head x 2

HLUHLUWE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Kitchen clock
  • Solar lanterns
  • 3 x Bed-side lamps
  • A big throw for the couch
  • Medium sized Tupperware
  • 5 x 8 Gig SD Sandisk cards
  • 8 rechargeable AA batteries
  • Closed braai (barbecue) grid
  • Battery charger for AA batteries
  • Pair of binoculars for the vehicle
  • Bread bin (secure/mouse proof)
  • Pinboard for volunteer photographs
  • 3 x Rugs for the bedrooms (1m x 2m)
  • 5 x serrated steak knives (Victorinox)
  • Large stack-able plastic containers (food storage)

TEMBE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Water Filter
  • Basic Tool Kit
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Binoculars Vortex
  • 30 Seconds Game
  • Decent Frying Pans
  • Stainless Steel Mugs
  • Metal  Stanley Flask
  • Small Bedside Tables
  • Consol Jar Solar Lights
  • Stainless Steel glasses
  • Shaded Lamps with Bulbs
  • Induction Cooker and Kettle
  • Stainless Steel Wine Glasses

UMKHUZE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Tin open
  • Lawnmower
  • Potato peeler
  • Electric kettle
  • Casserole dish
  • Knife set holder
  • New washing machine
  • Rubber welcome mats
  • Shower racks for soap, etc.
  • Soccer ball/Rugby ball
  • Rechargeable D-cell batteries
  • Extra pair of project Binoculars
  • New gas cooker (Oven/stove) with grill
  • Travel mugs with lids for on drive drinks
  • Laminating machine & laminating plastic sleeves
  • Picture/Décor for rooms – Pics of animals on reserve

MANYONI GAME RESERVE WISHLIST

  • New stove cooker!
  • Kitchen knife set
  • Bedside tables
  • Solar lamps
  • Kitchen Clock
  • Paint to paint the house
  • Couch for recreation area
  • Garden scissors and gloves
  • Pair of binoculars for the vehicle
  • Pictures for the house walls (décor)
  • Mammal photo and info guide books
  • Travel mugs with sturdy lids for drive drinks
  • 1TB External Hard Drive for backing up data and photos
  • Physical activity games (Frisbee, bat and ball, volleyball net etc)

EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES FOR IN-SCHOOL LESSONS

  • 50 index cards
  • 1 dry marker eraser
  • 5 reams of printer paper
  • 15 small sets of coloured pencils
  • 1 laminated geopolitical map of the world
  • 1 laminated map of the biomes of the world
  • 1 set of permanent markers of different colours, incl. black
  • 1 set of dry markers (white board marker) of different colours, incl. black
  • 1 x HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2135 Printer (roughly R1000)
  • 1 x Printer to USB cable (R150)
  • 1 x HP 652 Black ink cartridge (R280)
  • 1 x HP 652 Colour ink cartridge (R250)
  • 1 x Laptop with 500GB harddrive, WiFi capability, Windows and Microsoft office

EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES FOR IN-SCHOOL LESSONS (once-off for the year)

  • 1 portable projector
  • 1 portable projector screen
  • 1 set of loud portable speakers
  • 1 heavy duty car battery charger
  • 1 extension cord 10 meter in length
  • 1 heavy duty 12v deep cell battery (like a car battery but much stronger)

EDUCATION SUPPLIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BUSH CAMPS

  • 2 reams of printer paper
  • 30 small water-colour paint sets
  • 30 x HP Pencils
  • 1x TK-580M compatible magenta toner

EDUCATION SUPPLIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BUSH CAMP (once off for the year)

  • 3 brown / tan coloured small backpacks
  • 35 headlamps (with rechargeable batteries)
  • Battery charger (to charge the headlamp batteries)

We have recently upgraded the dormitories for the Kids Camp and are looking to upgrade the linen too, with

  • 30 x Single inner duvets – R250 each, total R7 500
  • 30 x Single duvet covers – R180 each, total R5 400
  • 30 x Pillow covers – R35 each, total R1 050

MAINTENANCE LIST

  • 1 x 20Litres thick light grey paint
  • 2x 20Litres dark beige
  • 4 x rolling paint brushes
  • 2 x medium size paint brushes
  • 2 x small size paint brushes

 
GENERAL WILDLIFE ACT WISHLIST AS SUGGESTED BY VOLUNTEERS & MONITORS

  • Reusable mesh bags for fresh fruit and vegetables – See Freshbags.co.za
  • Canvas car seat covers for new vehicles, single-cab utility vehicles (R2000 per set X6)
  • Old books (we love field guides and natural history books, but even novels for our camp ‘libraries’ would be appreciated)
  • Cutlery (some of our cutlery is looking a bit mismatched and tired)
  • Decent kitchen knives
  • Cutting boards
  • Mugs and wine glasses
  • Measuring cups/spoons/jugs
  • Tupperware/plastic containers
  • Frying pans
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Filter coffee (volunteers and staff love their coffee but good coffee is an expensive luxury)
  • Coffee plungers
  • Flasks (hot tea and coffee are vital, when your morning starts at 4am)
  • Tools & Toolbox
  • Car washing equipment, such as sponges, Chamois, polish, etc.
  • Rechargeable batteries (AA)
  • Pens, Pencils, Rubber bands
  • Rope, String, Cable ties
  • Duct tape, Sellotape
  • SD cards (SanDisk 4Gb)
  • Ink cartridges (HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 / 2515 models)
  • Reams of paper
  • Photos/pictures/artwork to brighten up our camps
  • Laptops (If you have recently upgraded and were wondering what to do with your older laptop)
  • Binoculars (Often our volunteers bring their own but it would be great to have a few pairs for the volunteers who don’t have a pair)

 

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