New Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Trust

We have some exciting news to share! Vet Books for Africa has formed a partnership with Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT).

WCT is an entity that was founded through the efforts of many dedicated people and organizations working towards the conservation of endangered and vulnerable animal species.

The WCT facilitates projects with a focus on conservation, rehabilitation and the protection of wildlife; as well as education and training programs relating to the environment.

Projects associated with the WCT plays a critical role in the relocation and rescuing of abandoned, injured and orphaned animals. 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 Southern Africa, for the ultimate well- being of planet earth and its inhabitants.

Wildlife Conservation Trust Vision

  • 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.

Wildlife Conservation Trust Objectives

  • 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.

Wildlife Conservation Trust offers Vet Books an amazing opportunity to reach even more people and animals with our efforts. We are excited to walk a path together and learn from this awesome organisation how to make a tangible and lasting difference in our continent and its animals!

http://wildlifeconservationtrust.co.za

2020 Committee

Introducing the 2019/2020 Committee:

Gerhard Gregory – Chairperson and Universities
An-Marie van Deventer – Vice Chairperson and Books and Equipment
Xander van Eeden – Routes and Itinerary
Zandre Pretorius – Routes and Itinerary
Elizabeth Burchmore – Fundraising and Social Media
Juane Meyer – Charities and Website
Lize-Mari Marais – Treasurer and Secretary
Pieter Bezuidenhout – Sponsorships and Media

We are a group of Veterinary students that all have the keen desire to unlock the true potential of conservation in our beautiful continent. We believe that this is possible through educating its people, especially those working directly with animals.

We look forward to doing our bit in African conservation. We are both humbled and honored to be chosen for the task!

From Strength to Strength

In February the committee of 2017/18 had the difficult job of electing the committee that would carry the mission of Vet Books forward in the best way possible. It was not an easy task; pouring your time, energy and soul into such a beautiful mission for two years will make you quite attached to it. You don’t want to entrust the mission to just anyone. Thus the committee set out to select the eight veterinary students they felt would uphold the legacy the best. After reading a mountain of motivational letters, they selected a group and held interviews with them to get to know the heart behind each candidate. Sitting late into the night after a lot of contemplation, they finally made their choice. A new committee was born.

Vet Books for Africa committee 2017/18, we salute you. You chose us to keep the fire of this cause burning bright, and we will not disappoint you. Thank you for the meaningful contribution you made to the education of Africa’s people and the conservation of Africa’s animals on your trip in December and January. We strive to make you proud in our own quest of making a tangible and lasting difference in Africa. We want to make Vet Books for Africa as meaningful as ever. As Isaac Newton said: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” We as a new committee are both humbled and honored to be chosen to fill your shoes. From strength to strength, Vet Books for Africa will live on.