Wildlife ACT Wishlist 2018

We are sometimes 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 definite YES! 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. BUT we need to stress that just by volunteering you are making a huge difference and we do not expect you to bring anything but your enthusiasm and hard work. However if you have room for an SD card or a couple of batteries – things that get used every day in the field – it will make a big difference.

If you have any of the items listed below lying 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. Some 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.

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 last 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

GENERAL WILDLIFE ACT WISHLIST AS SUGGESTED BY VOLUNTEERS & MONITORS

  • Frying pans
  • Coffee plungers
  • Tools & small toolbox
  • Decent kitchen knives
  • Mugs and wine glasses
  • Rope, string, cable ties
  • SD cards (Sandisk 8Gb)
  • Rechargeable batteries (AA)
  • Measuring cups/spoons/jugs
  • Tupperware/plastic containers
  • Tupperware/plastic containers
  • Pens, pencils, rubber bands, Sellotape
  • Photos/pictures/artwork to brighten up our camps
  • Old books (we love field guides and natural history books)
  • Ink cartridges (HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 / 2515 models)
  • Cutlery (some of our cutlery is looking a bit mismatched and tired)
  • Car washing equipment, such as sponges, Chamois, polish, etc.
  • Reusable mesh bags for fresh fruit and vegetables – See Freshbags.co.za
  • Flasks (hot tea and coffee are vital, when your morning starts at 4am) – to fill 6 mugs!
  • Filter coffee (volunteers and staff love their coffee but good coffee is an expensive luxury)
  • Zip-lock bags (useful for taking snacks out into the field & freezing leftovers for you to heat after a busy day out)
  • 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 if you have an old pair that you aren’t using any more)

LEOPARD SURVEY WISHLIST

  • Binoculars
  • Sky/Stargazing Guide
  • Travel/Camping Hammock
  • 1TB External Hard-drive
  • Rechargeable AA Batteries

IMFOLOZI CAMP WISHLIST

  • Curtains
  • Binoculars
  • Hammocks
  • USB flashdrive
  • Tablet for field-work
  • Pillows for Pallet Couch
  • SD San Disk cards
  • New single-person mosquito nets
  • New Camping Chairs X 2
  • Rechargeable AA Batteries
  • Battery charger for AA batteries

HLUHLUWE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Solar lanterns
  • 3 x Bed-side lamps
  • 5 x 8 GB SD Sandisk cards
  • 8 rechargeable AA batteries
  • Pair of binoculars for the vehicle
  • Pinboard for volunteer photographs
  • 3 x Rugs for the bedrooms (1m x 2m)

TEMBE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Water Filter
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Binoculars Vortex
  • 30 Seconds Game
  • Small Bedside Tables
  • 8 GB SD Sandisk cards
  • Consol Jar Solar Lights
  • Shaded Lamps with Bulbs
  • Rechargeable AA Batteries
  • Battery charger for AA batteries

UMKHUZE CAMP WISHLIST

  • Rugs
  • Solar Lights
  • Bedside Lamps
  • Shower racks for soap, etc.
  • Extra pair of project Binoculars
  • Battery charger for AA batteries
  • Floor mats (for wiping feet as clean as possible)
  • Picture/Décor for rooms – Pics of animals on reserve
  • Steel Cabinet (for storing clothing and office equipment)
  • Travel mugs with lids for drinks on morning and afternoon monitoring sessions

MANYONI GAME RESERVE WISHLIST

  • Bedside lamps X 2
  • Rechargeable AA Batteries
  • New hardy outside chairs
  • Pair of binoculars for the vehicle
  • Battery charger for AA batteries
  • Solar lamps for outside dinner area
  • Pictures for the house walls (décor)
  • New mammal info guide books for vehicle
  • Bird info book for vehicle (so we can ID birds in field)
  • Indoor board games or puzzles (for rainy day activities!)
  • Portable speaker (Bluetooth) for braai/kitchen (chill time!)
  • Physical activity games (frisbee, bat and ball, volleyball net etc.)

SOMKHANDA GAME RESERVE WISHLIST

  • Steak knives
  • Cushions for the beds
  • Pictures/deco for the containers

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR IN-SCHOOL LESSONS & ENVIRONMENTAL BUSH CAMPS

  • 1 x portable projector
  • 1 x portable projector screen
  • 1 x Speakers
  • 3 x digital cameras and SD cards
  • 3 x Smart Phones (with WhatsApp)
  • 2 x Laptops (with 500GB harddrive, WiFi capability, Windows and Microsoft office)

We understand that some of the items listed above 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 items listed. 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.

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