The Good, Bad and Ugly Lists For Volunteering Places in Africa

I’ve come across a comprehensive list on Facebook page Volunteers in Africa Beware, that recommends good places to volunteer, bad ones to avoid, and ugly ones to completely steer clear of. This was found through research and I have not contributed to this list, I am merely sending the message along.

THE UPDATED LIST (as of 24/10/2015) OF GOOD PLACES THAT WE RECOMMEND SO FAR TO POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS INCLUDES:

• LionsRock – www.lionsrock.org | Big Cat Sanctuary (owned by Four Paws) Forever home for rescued big cats. Highly recommended http://underanafricansun.com/2015/06/08/our-visit-to-lionsrock-big-cat-sanctuary/(S.AFRICA)

• Drakenstein Lion Park – www.lionrescue.org.za | Lion and Chimp Sanctuaries | (S.AFRICA)

Karoo Wildlife Centrewww.cannedlion.org | Wildlife rehabilitation centre and sanctuary managed by CACH | (S.AFRICA)

• Wild cats World – www.wildcatsworld.org | Big and Small Cat Conservation; the volunteer project is called Spotted Cats Conservation, a working alliance of Wild Cats World and Daniell Cheetah Project | (S.AFRICA)

• Wildlife ACT – www.wildlifeact.com | Big Five and more (African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Lappet Faced Vulture) Wildlife Conservation on the Mkhuze Reserve. Highly recommended | (S.AFRICA)

Panthera Africa – www.pantheraafrica.co.za | Sanctuary for captive bred big cats |(S.AFRICA)

• Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden / Chimp Sanctuary – www.janegoodall.co.za(www.chimpeden.com) | Chimpanzee Sanctuary | (S.AFRICA)

• Vervet Monkey Foundation – www.vervet.za.org | Monkey and Primate Conservation, Rehabilitation and Sanctuary. Highly recommended | (S.AFRICA)

DIY Wildwww.facebook.com/diywild?fref=ts | Wildlife rehabilitation centre of injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife (mainly focusing on vervet monkeys) | (S.AFRICA)

• Brackenburn C.R.E.W.www.brackenburncrew.org.za | Conservation, Rehabilitation and Education, all kinds of Wildlife | (S.AFRICA)

 • Transfrontier Africa – www.transfrontierafrica.org | Elephant & Rhino/ Big Five Conservation; Highly recommended volunteer project on the Balule Nature Reserve, next to the Kruger (hunting the Big Five in this reserve, after the fence with the Kruger was removed, was curtailed but still takes place) | (S.AFRICA)

• Indlovu West Conservation Research – www.indlovuwest.com | Big Five Conservation, Elephant management project | (S.AFRICA)

• Campfire Academy – www.campfire-safaris.com | Mammals, Birds, Reptiles Conservation; internship available | (S.AFRICA)

• Ingwe Leopard Research – www.ontracksafaris.co.uk | Leopard Conservation and Research | (S.AFRICA)

• FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Gauteng – www.freemewildlife.org.za | Mammals, Birds, Reptiles Rescue/Rehabilitation/Release; Rietfontein Nature Reserve Johannesburg | (S.AFRICA)

• Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary – www.jukani.co.za | Mammals and Reptiles Sanctuary | (S.AFRICA)

• Monkeyland & Birds of Eden – www.monkeyland.co.za www.birdsofeden.co.za | Monkey and Birds Sanctuary | (S.AFRICA)

• Kariega Game Reserve – www.kariega.co.za | Big Five Conservation; Highly recommended volunteer experience | (S.AFRICA)

• Shamwari Game Reserve – www.shamwariconservationexperience.com | Big Five Conservation and host to the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary; outstanding volunteer experience; the only reserve in SA where hunting doesn’t take place; excess lions/rhinos are being traded/ sold | (S.AFRICA)

• Samara Wildlife Volunteer Programme – www.samara.co.za | Mammals, Birds and more wildlife Conservation, Rehabilitation and Research | (S.AFRICA)

• Amakhala Game Reserve – www.amakhala.co.za | Big Five and more wildlife Conservation | (S.AFRICA)

• Kaapsehoop Horse Trails – www.horsebacktrails.co.za | Equine project | (S.AFRICA)

• African Dream Horse Safari – www.africandreamhorsesafari.co.za | Equine project |(S.AFRICA)

• Umkwali – www.umkwali.com | Big Five and more wildlife Conservation and Research |(S.AFRICA)

• Askari Wilderness Conservation – www.askariwcp.com | Big Five and more wildlife Conservation and Research | (S.AFRICA)

Bahati Volunteer Programme www.facebook.com/pages/Bahati-Volunteer-Programme/610413172406914?fref=ts | Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary | (S.AFRICA)

• Khamai Reptile Centre – www.khamai.co.za | Reptile Conservation, Education and Research | (S.AFRICA)

• Protrack Anti-Poaching Unit – www.protrackapu.co.za | Anti-poaching project |(S.AFRICA)

• IAPF Green Army – www.iapf.org | International Anti-poaching Foundation | (S.AFRICA)

• Daktari Bush School – www.daktaribushschool.org | Children and Wildlife Education, Conservation and Rehabilitation (S.AFRICA)

• Umkhondo Big5 Wildlife – www.bigfivevolunteer.com | Big Five Conservation | (S.AFRICA)

• Askari Wilderness Conservation – www.askariwcp.com | Wildlife Conservation and Research and Reserve management | (S.AFRICA)

• Siyafunda Wildlife and Conservation – www.siyafundaconservation.com | Big Five and more wildlife Conservation | (S.AFRICA)

• Global White Lion Trust – www.whitelions.org | Timbvati White Lion Conservation project |(S.AFRICA)

• C.A.R.E. Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education – www.primatecare.org.za | Primate Sanctuary, Rehabilitation and Education (S.AFRICA)

• International Primate Rescue – www.iprescue.org(S.AFRICA)

• Bambelela www.bambelela.org.za | Primates (mainly vervet monkeys) Sanctuary and Rehabilitation project | (S.AFRICA)

• Orca Foundation – www.orcafoundation.com | Whales, Dolphins, Sharks, Marine Conservation | (S.AFRICA)

• SANCCOB Conservation of Coastal Birds – www.sanccob.co.za | Penguins and other seabirds Rehabilitation and Marine Conservation | (S.AFRICA)

White Shark Projectswww.whitesharkprojects.co.za | Sharks, Marine Conservation |(S.AFRICA)

Tuli Wildernesswww.tuliwilderness.com | (BOTSWANA) Closed down

• Legodimo Wilderness – www.legodimo-wilderness.tumblr.com | Nature conservation, environmental and social education (BOTSWANA)

• Cheetah Conservation Botswana – www.cheetahbotswana.com | Cheeetah Conservation, Research and Education (BOTSWANA)

Khama Rhino Sanctuarywww.khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw | Sanctuary for Rhinos and a variety of wildlife | (BOTSWANA)

• IDA Africa – In Defense of Animals – www.ida-africa.org | Primate conservation, long term volunteering | (CAMEROON)

• Limbe Wildlife Centre – www.limbewildlife.org | Primate Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release project | (CAMEROON)

• Ape Action – www.apeactionafrica.org | Primate Conservation and Rehabilitation |(CAMEROON)

Cross River Gorillawww.crossrivergorilla.org | Primate Conservation | (CAMEROON)

Turtle Foundation www.turtle-foundation.org | Turtle Conservation | (CAPE VERDE)

Eagle Heights Gambia www.eagleheightsgambia.co.uk | Wildlife Conservation and Education Centre based at the Abuko Nature Reserve | (GAMBIA)

• Projet Primates – www.projetprimates.com | Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Rehabilitation project | (GUINEA)

• Mara Naboisho Conservancy – www.maranaboisho.com | Wildlife and landscape Protection and Conservation | (KENYA)

• Tsavo Cheetah Project www.tsavocheetahproject.org | Cheetah Conservation and monitoring program | (KENYA)

• Colobus Conservation – www.colobusconservation.org | Primate (mainly Colobus monkeys) Conservation, preservation and protection | (KENYA)

Azafadywww.madagascar.co.uk | Conservation of the greatly endangered forest environments in south east Madagascar | (MADAGASCAR)

• Lilongwe Wildlife Centre – www.lilongwewildlife.org | Wildlife rescue, Conservation and Education centre; Sanctuary for rescued, orphaned and injured wild animals. Highly recommended | (MALAWI)

WAG – Wildlife Action Groupwww.wag-malawi.org | Forest and Wildlife Conservation, Protection and Education | (MALAWI) 

• Humble Africa – www.humbleafricavolunteer.org | Marine and coastal wildlife Conservation | (MOZAMBIQUE) coming soon… 

• EHRA – Elephant Human Relations Aidwww.desertelephant.org | Elephant Conservation | (NAMIBIA)

REST – Rare and Endangered Species Trustwww.restafrica.org | Cape Griffon Vulture, Dwarf Python, African Wild/Painted Dog, Cape/Ground Pangolin, Damara Dik Dik and Spotted Rubber Frog, wildlife Conservation, Rehabilitation and Research | (NAMIBIA) 

• N/a’an ku sê Foundation – www.naankuse.com | Wildlife Sanctuary and Carnivore Conservation Research project | (NAMIBIA)

AfriCat Foundationwww.africat.org | Carnivore Conservation, Education, Research and Rehabilitation project | (NAMIBIA)

• CERCOPAN – www.cercopan.org | Primate Conservation, Rehabilitation and Education |(NIGERIA)

• Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary – www.ngambaisland.com | Chimpanzee Sanctuary | (UGANDA)

• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – www.rhinofund.org | Rhino Sanctuary and Conservation |(UGANDA)

• Dambari Wildlife Trust – www.dambari.com | Wildlife Conservation and Research |(ZIMBABWE)

• Nakavango Conservation Programme – www.nakavango.com | Big Five and more wildlife, Conservation and Education | (ZIMBABWE)

Free to be Wildwww.freetobewildsanctuary.com | Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release centre | (ZIMBABWE)

D.A.R.T. Dete Animal Rescue Trustwww.dartwildlife.org | Wildlife Research & Conservation Assistance | (ZIMBABWE)

 

Modgaji Conservation and Rehabilitation Projects – www.modgaji.co.za (?) | Reserve Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation | (S.AFRICA)

• Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre (De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch) – www.dewildt.co.za(?) | Some interaction with ambassador cheetahs allowed, removing some cubs to be hand-reared and very few released cheetahs. Most are sold to zoos | (S.AFRICA)

• Dell Cheetah Centre – www.dccafrica.co.za (?) | Some interaction with ambassador cheetahs allowed | (S.AFRICA)

• Daniell Cheetah Project – www.daniellcheetahproject.com (?) | Some interaction with ambassador cheetahs allowed; the volunteer project is called Spotted Cats Conservation, a working alliance of Wild Cats World and Daniell Cheetah Project | (S.AFRICA)

• C.R.O.W. Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife – www.crowkzn.co.za (?) | (S.AFRICA)

• Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre – www.moholoholo.co.za (?) | Rescue and release work, sanctuary for a variety of wildlife. Some interaction with animals allowed. Strict dressing code according the the owner’s religious beliefs | (S.AFRICA)

• Kevin Richardson Lion Sanctuary www.lionwhisperer.co.za (?) | Excellent lion sanctuary for lions saved from canned hunting, Kevin Richardson is an advocate against lion breeding and canned hunting. Some people question his videos showing him interacting with his lions and possibly giving others the impression that interacting with lions is a “cool” thing to do| (S.AFRICA)

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) www.cheetah.org (?) | Very good conservation work for the cheetah, but accepting the idea of hunting cheetahs as a conservation method. |(NAMIBIA)

(?) – These projects are overall good but may have certain practices that some people/conservationists may disagree with. More feedback about these projects is appreciated.

 

CAUTION ADVISED for the projects listed bellow. These are projects that do some good conservation work but they also engage in activities that we strongly disagree with:

 

HESC Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centrewww.hesc.co.za | Advertizing and offering elephant rides at Camp Jabulani; they sold at least two cheetahs to Letsatsi (a place connected to all kind of immoral activities) in the past; we also have info suggesting that they keep wild cheetahs and wild dogs in captivity  longer than they should, possibly with the purpose of using them for breeding. On the positive side they do some good things for cheetahs and  excellent work saving orphan rhinos. | (S.AFRICA)

Care for Wildwww.careforwild.co.za | Teaching lion breeding courses; connected to Wildlife4Sale, a trading company advertizing lions, including cubs, available for trophy hunting. Advertizing a Hunting Magazine Seminar on their site. Raising cubs for breeders and returning them when they get older. Some very good conservation work mainly with rhinos. |(S. AFRICA)

Cheetah Outreachwww.cheetah.co.za | Good Anatolian Shepherd dog breeding program which is helping cheetahs in the wild, but they do allow paying visitors to pet cheetah cubs on a limited schedule; they do not breed (they hand-rear cubs from the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre). | (S. AFRICA)

Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project – www.cheetahinteraction.com  | A project claiming they are breeding cheetahs for future release, but they do allow some interaction with adult cheetahs, and sometimes cubs (a few visitors have been reported injured). Three wild cheetahs are apparently used for  breeding instead of being released. | (S.AFRICA)

Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage – www.chipangali.com | Good sanctuary for sick and abandoned animals. Unfortunately we’ve been told that they have sent (maybe sold?) “excess” lions to a canned hunting farm called Doddieburn Ranch. | (ZIMBABWE)

Imire Safari Ranchwww.imiresafariranch.com | Doing some good conservation work with rhinos, but also offering elephant rides. | (ZIMBABWE)

 

All the Game Reserves in South Africa, with the exemption of Shamwari Reserve, have some hunting activities going on as part of the “reserve management”.  The reserves also engage in trading “excess” wildlife, and some may be using the services of unethical but well connected trading companies as Letsatsi La Africa.  The volunteer projects are usually not affected or involved in the hunting/trading decisions. If you don’t consider this acceptable, we recommend you choose a sanctuary project in SA or a project in another African country. For more information on the SA reserve management situation, please read the Notes South Africa Dilemma, Parts 1-3, opinions of a volunteer.

We are trying to identify and promote good conservation projects and wildlife sanctuaries that are not connected to canned hunting or promoting hunting as a conservation method. These are places that, in OUR opinion, are not involved in immoral practices like forced breeding and selling animals to hunting reserves, that try their best to care for wildlife and from whom you’ll have a lot to learn from spending time there. We do not know much about the accommodations they offer, the food, transportation etc., so keep this in mind if comfort is important to you. WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND YOU DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH TO DECIDE IF A PROJECT IS RIGHT FOR YOU. If you book through a travel agency, you can give them a list of places that you like and you can mention that you don’t want to volunteer at a breeding farm, they will know what you mean. Good Luck!

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THE UPDATED LIST OF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS WITH OWNERS INVOLVED IN HUNTING ACTIVITIES OR CONNECTED TO THE HUNTING INDUSTRY IN OTHER WAYS. WE ALSO ADD PROGRAMMES TO THIS LIST WHEN WE RECEIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK REGARDING HUNTING ON THE RESERVE FROM VOLUNTEERS.

Tshukudu Game Lodgewww.tshukudulodge.co.za/volunteer-program-launches | They were a breeding farm connected to canned hunting in the past, and they are a family of hunters with a hunting safaris operating on their reserve www.sussens.co.za/about-us.php |(S.AFRICA)

LEO Africawww.leoafrica.org | Good lion monitoring project based on the Selati Reserve, volunteer complains regarding the trophy hunting of the previous dominant male Shaka when he got old. The Selati  Private Game Reserve where Leo Africa is based is the primary concession for a hunting safari: Zander Osmer Safari’s. The volunteer program’s owner (Koos) is also himself a hunter | (S. AFRICA)

Karongwe Game Reservewww.karongwe.co.za | Good lion monitoring project; volunteer complains regarding the trophy hunting of the previous dominant male and a few lionesses monitored by the GVI volunteers. See the FB page Save the Karongwe Lions for more detailshttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Karongwe-Lions/529615227105631?fref=ts | (S. AFRICA)

Bushfellows Game Lodgewww.bushfellows.co.za | Hunting reserve, offering bow and rifle hunting. | (S. AFRICA)

Galagos Wildlife Conservationwww.gwcvolunteers.com | Situated in Venetia reserve where there is a lot of trophy hunting taking place. This volunteer project is terminated according to a recent message we’ve received. I guess the reserve decided to do their hunting without potential volunteer witnesses. | (S. AFRICA) closed

Modisa Wildlife Projectwww.modisa.org | Based on a deGraaff property connected to breeding lions for canned hunting in the past. The owners promote lion trophy hunting and are against the ban on hunting in Botswana. | (BOTSWANA)

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THE UPDATED LIST OF BAD AND UGLY PLACES TO AVOID IF YOU VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA, according to our research:

= THE UGLY =

AS A GENERAL RULE, PLEASE AVOID ALL THE BREEDING FARMS WITH A LOT OF CUBS AND A LOT OF OLDER MALE LIONS AS THESE ARE SIGNS OF CONNECTION TO CANNED/TROPHY HUNTING.

LETSATSI La Africawww.letsatsi-la-africa.co.za | Breeding intensively, big wildlife trader, known for their involvement in canned hunting, lion and tiger bones trade and connection to wildlife crime syndicates (www.annamiticus.com/2012/07/05/south-africa-more-tiger-breeding-questions). | (S.AFRICA)

LIMPOPO PREDATOR PARKwww.predatorpark.co.za AND www.ingogosafaris.co.za | Breeding lions and keeping them starving, the owner Walter slippers also has a hunting reserve (owned by the same person Walter Slippers). | (S.AFRICA)

BOSKOPPIE Lion and Tiger Reservewww.boskoppie.com | One of the worst breeding farms, owner Piet Swart Jr was convicted for involvement in rhino poaching,  they are selling lions for hunting (Serapa Safaris is one of the buyers) www.facebook.com/volunteersbeware/posts/806292312751600?hc_location=ufi |(S.AFRICA)

MORESON Ranch  – www.moresonranch.co.za | Lion breeding farm connected to canned hunting. | (S.AFRICA)

UKUTULA Lion Park & Lodge www.ukutula.com | Breeding intensively and selling probably to intermediaries. The lions start disappearing from Ukutula when they are 2-3 years old and they can no longer be used for “walks” and the owners refuse to disclose the buyers. | (S.AFRICA)

AFRICAN DANKBAAR Lion Breederswww.jansenville.co.za/listing/african_dankbaar_lion_breeders | (S.AFRICA)

HORSEBACK AFRICAwww.horsebackafrica.com | www.colin.co.za/lion_tours.htm |www.walking-with-lions.za.net | (S.AFRICA)

MABULANI GAME RESERVEwww.mabulani.co.za/Xara%20Mabulani/activities.htm |(S.AFRICA)

SEAVIEW Predator Park  – www.seaviewpredatorpark.com | Exposed for selling lions to canned hunters by the Herald, found to be connected to Cradock hunting reserve Tam Safaris and Letsatsi la Afrika (www.heraldlive.co.za/seaview-lions-bred-hunting-parks). |(S.AFRICA)

LION PARKwww.lion-park.com | Breeding lions; exposed for selling to canned hunters by CBS; buyers mentioned in the 60 minutes Expose The Lion Whisperer are  Nazir Cajee, Kobus Van Der Westhuizen, Kobus Jakobs, Ben Duminy all well known as being involved in can hunting (www.cbsnews.com/news/the-lion-whisperer). | (S.AFRICA)

JABULA Big Cat Sanctuarywww.jabula.tv/index.html | Owner Craig Busch is accused of animal cruelty, convicted on two charges of assaulting his former partner, unlawfully retaining property etc. | (S.AFRICA)

Akwaaba Lodge & Predator Parkwww.akwaabalodge.co.za | Owner Nazeer Ahmed Cajee, the only non-white predator breeder/canned hunter in SA, purchased lions from Lion Park in the past and admitted that  the lions are hunted on his property.www.archive.asianage.com/football/caring-foster-father-his-%E2%80%98kids%E2%80%99-825 | (S.AFRICA) 

Mbidi Resort and Animal Sanctuary (RAMELA RANCH) – www.ramelaranch.co.za | Breeding, hand-raising cubs and using them to attract volunteers, allowing petting, using tigers, lions or cheetahs (cubs and adults) for walks, swiming or shows. Using animals only for profit, but no known connection to hunting. | (S.AFRICA)

Bagamoya Wildlife Estatewww.bagamoyawildlifeestate.co.za | Breeding, taking young cubs away to hand-raise them, allowing petting and sometimes selling lions | (S.AFRICA)

Otavi Lion Park www.otavilionpark.co.za | (S.AFRICA)

Caring4Catz Voluntarily Projectwww.facebook.com/Caring4Catz?ref=stream |(S.AFRICA)

Ingwe Wildlife Centrewww.ingwewildlife.co.za | Breeding and taking cubs away to hand-raise them, using cubs to attract volunteers, allowing petting; ties to Letsatsi and Limpopo Predator Park and the owners are game traders who sell wildlife including lions. | (S.AFRICA)

= THE BAD =

We don’t believe these places are directly connected to canned hunting but they are doing practises that we don’t agree with (such as breeding and using the cubs to attract volunteers, animal interaction for entertainment or profit, elephant rides, etc.).

Kwantu Game Reservewww.kwantu.co.za | Forced breeding lions with the purpose of attracting volunteers, offering lion and tiger cub petting, offering elephant rides, also selling lions, possibly to hunting reserves. | (S.AFRICA)

Marakele Predator Centrewww.marakelepredatorcentre.co.za | Breeding, allowing petting and occasionally selling lions. Owner promised to change some of the practices. We are monitoring this project. | (S.AFRICA)

Sondela Nature Reservewww.sondela.com | Using cubs to attract volunteers, offering petting. | (S.AFRICA)

Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm www.wildcatfarm.co.za | Raising lion cubs for Free State breeders, using cubs to attract volunteers. Apparently they (in)breed lions (using brother and sister lions  for breeding)| (S.AFRICA)

Buffelsdrift Game Lodgewww.buffelsdrift.com | Offering elephant rides. | (S.AFRICA)

Knysna Elephant Park www.knysnaelephantpark.co.za | NSPCA reports cruel and abusive training methods employed to control and train baby and young elephants to use in the elephant-based tourist industry, offering elephant rides. | (S.AFRICA)

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centrewww.tenikwa.com | Killing of monkeys rather than providing adequate care (www.darwinprimategroup.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/vervet-monkeys-dpg-update), safety related concerns, allegations of animal neglect. | (S.AFRICA)

Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary www.lorypark.co.za | (S.AFRICA)

Cheetah Experience www.cheetahexperience.com | Raised lion and tiger cubs for canned hunters in the past (Olivia Game Lodge, Mooifentein, Letsatsi), is breeding cheetahs, servals, and other cats, removing all the cubs from their mothers and using them for interactions with the volunteers and then with visitors, selling animals to places with a bad reputation regarding the treatment of their animals. There are accusations of irresponsible breeding like: allowing the matting of brother/sister leopards (twice), using a three legged serval for breeding over and over, using a cheetah male for breeding while on medication this possibly explaining the high number of still born cubs and some with deformities (cub with two faces). No intend to release any of the animals they breed. All these activities disqualify CE as a true sanctuary and also as a conservation facility, more a business  breeding and buying cubs with  the purpose of attracting volunteers and tourists to their facilities. There is no indication that they intend to change their practices in the future. On the positive side: exempt for the breeding practices that we consider immoral,  Cheetah Experience treats the animals well and the staff is nice and offer the volunteers a pleasant stay. | (S.AFRICA)

Glen Africwww.glenafric.co.za | Offering cub petting, walks with lions and not all lions stay at Glen Afric. In the past they “rented” two white lion cubs, returned them to the breeder and the whereabouts of those two lions is unknown | (S.AFRICA)

Mukuni Big Five Safariswww.mukunibig5.co.zm | Offering lion and cheetah walks and elephant rides, the lions appear malnourished. | (ZAMBIA)

ALERT (African Lion & Environmental Research Trust) – www.lionalert.org/page/about-us | Part of a force breeding and lion exploitation business through petting and walks with lions, not connected to canned hunting. | (ZAMBIA)

Lion Encounterwww.lionencounter.com | Breeding farm exploiting lions through petting and walks with lions, not connected to canned hunting. | (ZAMBIA/ZIMBABWE)

Antelope Parkwww.antelopepark.co.zw | Force breeding lions, exploiting lions through petting and walks with lions, not connected to canned hunting. | (ZIMBABWE)

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The lists are based on opinions expressed by former volunteers and conservationists on Facebook, blogs, reviews and also in articles published on this subject. We do not have any connection to any of the places listed and the reason for our work is to help the volunteers avoid projects involved in immoral practices such as force breeding, petting or canned hunting. We are not engaging in undercover operations.

PLEASE LET US KNOW , PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE LISTS. ANY REASON ANY OF THESE PLACES SHOULD NOT BE ON THE LISTS? ANY PLACE YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT SHOULD BE ADDED? REMEMBER, WE CANNOT INCLUDE ON THE GOOD LIST ANY PLACE INVOLVED IN FORCED BREEDING, PETTING FOR PROFIT, AND MOST OF ALL SUSPECTED OF INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CANNED LION INDUSTRY.

WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP. THANK YOU.

A work in progress.

ajb’

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