African Travel eMap downloads raising monies for Wildlife Conservation
Africa Shop2day provides travelers to the African continent and some of the nearby islands with high-resolution pixilated digital tourist maps available as downloads with each product downloaded supporting Wildlife Conservation with a click of a button..
These electronic Maps (eMaps) are designed for your personal computers that you use daily i.e. tablets, smart phones and laptops and are great for holiday planning and while you are on the move. The Green Technology offers the user quick swipe functions, great zoom capability and there’s no need for folding and storage. Trees and papers are spared and you don’t have to worry about dodgy GPRS or Wi-Fi connections while on the move, as each eMap is saved as your personal PDF!
There is also a range of FREE adventure products that consist of mountain biking & trail running routes, so take advantage of the online facility!
The digital maps will benefit a range of tourists from your 4X4 enthusiasts, to Well fare Organization’s on the ground and for you holiday tourists looking to rent cars and get around to the local tourist sites e.g. Garden route and Wine routes South Africa or self driving through the Kruger National Park.
Just type in “shop2day” into the Google Box or type in the URL ww.life2day.net into the appropriate browser and select your appropriate products.
Shop2day also offers a range of other non-map digital products like funky bird & animal ringtones that are also configured to assist in fundraising.
We gather monies for the Endangered Wildlife Trust [EWT] etc. who are actively working to save endangered species through their active conservation programs.
Each of your digital product downloads supports Africa Wildlife, thank you!
Press release by Africa Shop2day
The Rhinose foundation: Reduce the demand to end rhino poaching
WSW is back in Africa! We went alongside the Rhinose Foundation to film a documentary about rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park!
Did you know?
Every 7.5 hours a rhino is killed for its horn somewhere in South Africa! South Africans want to farm rhinos and harvest their horn. They want to legalize the trade and think they'll be able to "flood the market".
1. CITES will NEVER allow the trade in rhino horn to be legalized. EVER. So STOP even thinking about it.
2. If South Africa leaves CITES, which is very unlikely, the tourism industry will simply collapse and conservation organizations will boycott the industry anyway. What's more Vietnam would have to leave CITES too if South Africa is to trade with them. THIS WON'T HAPPEN.
3. There are NOT ENOUGH rhino horns in the whole world (stockpiles included) to "flood the market", let alone sustain it.
4. Vietnamese people will ALWAYS prefer wild rhino horn to farmed ones. This has been proven with tiger farms in China and elsewhere. It's part of their traditional beliefs. It has always been the case, and always will be.
5. Legalizing the trade will NOT stop the poaching. Rhinos will be wiped out before ANY form of CONTROLLED trading organization can be set up, which would take YEARS to be put into place.
6. Farming rhinos is UNSUSTAINABLE and will NEVER work.
7. Farming rhinos will NOT attract tourists. Tourists are already shocked when they see dehorned rhinos. No one wants to see a rhino without a horn living in packs and being hand-fed like cattle.
The Solution is SIMPLE. END THE DEMAND, This will STOP the poaching. STOP talking about TRADING in rhino horns. Wake up South Africa, this won't help you, your communities or the rhinos. Forget about it, and focus on ending the demand so you can go back to preserve these majestic animals.
The world will see how BRAVE you are for standing against the poaching and the use of your natural heritage to feed people's greed and businesses.
Rhino horn has NO medicinal properties whatsoever. If it did, it'd be a different story, we'd think about helping the people. But everyone out there who wants to trade in rhino horn is ONLY thinking about themselves, it's a business, and they are MISLEADING people who could get better medicine to cure whatever ailments they have, instead of spending money on something expensive, unsustainable, and which DOESN'T work.
Mother nature has given us what we need to heal. The plants, herbs in our gardens are what animals eat to get better. NO animal products or parts of animals has EVER been proven to cure ANYTHING.
It's time to move forward and forget those ancestral beliefs now that we know better. Instead, take care of our planet, it'll provide as much as we give her! It's always ben the case and unless we destroy everything, it always will be!
Words by Mahina Perrot, source: The Rhinose Foundation
WSW and Wild & Free launch their new partnership!
WSW is thrilled, proud and privileged to welcome its first partner on board, Wild & Free - Rehabilitation an Release!
Wild & Free – Rehabilitation and Release is a UK registered charity that aims at raising awareness and funds to support wildlife rehabilitation centres to successfully rehabilitate and return rescued wild animals back to their native habitat. The charity has already helped to fully fund the release of a troop of Vervet monkeys and partially fund the release of a troop of 80 Chacma baboons, both having being rehabilitated at Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa.
While WSW journalists write about the daily lives of animals in sanctuaries and aims to promote the projects and sanctuaries which are the most successful, Wild & Free is gathering important and useful data about what makes them so amaizng, and guides others who need help, by setting up criteria to ensure releases are done properly and met with success!
HELP TWO NGOs at ONCE, by purchasing some absolutely gorgeous, unique jigsaw puzzles made from stunning photographs taken by Mahina Perrot, WSW founder, Geraldine Morelli, Wild & Free founder and chairwoman, and Jessica Bloye, an extremely talented photographer who kindly donated her pictures to both our non-profit organisations!
To view WSW and Wild & Free jigsaw puzzles, click HEREor go to Our Partners page. Visit the Wild & Free's website to learn more about what they do. Don't forget to Like and Share Wild & Free and WSW 's Facebook pages.
WSW's brochures are now available !
Register as a member by going on our Become a member page. For a mere 20$US a year, you'll be directly helping us get more funds to dispatch more journalists and photographers around the world! What's more, as a member, you will receive some WSW brochures for you to distribute around where you live and work! If you would like to make an additional donation you can donate HERE. The WSW team thanks you very much for your help!
WSW is collaborating with the 4th International Conference on Biodiversity !
WSW is proud and privileged to be one of the 4th Conference on Biodiversity's collaborators, an important event which will take place in Las Vegas from June 15 to June 17!
The conference will discuss several issues including:
· Biodiversity, Energy Systems and Environmental Sustainability · Ecosystem and Ecography · Linking Hydrology and Biodiversity · Biofertilizers and Biopesticides · Management of environment and water resources · Environmental Hazards & Natural Disasters Management · Sustainable Energies and their Development · Current Issues and Measures · Waste water treatment and reclamation · Biodiversity & Its Allied Areas
WSW's article on Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre published in Africa's Geographic's online magazine!
WSW founder Mahina Perrot spent three months at Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which rescues orphaned and injured Vervet monkeys and Chacma baboons (as well as many other species), in South Africa, and followed up close the progresses of the monkeys during their journey to rehabilitation. The feature has been published in Africa Geographic's online magazine. To read it, view in in our Articles, Africa section, or on Africa Geographic's magazine!
WSW went to Brazil!
WSW has been to Brazil! Our founder, wildlife journalist Mahina Perrot saw plenty of wild animals there, including jaguars in their natural habitat!