Nkonzo Wildlife Research, Mossel Bay

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#3 of 7 in Parks in Mossel Bay
Nkonzo is a private conservation and research organisation that specializes in the Fynbos Biome of South Africa. Focusing on real world application and influence of conservation initiatives and research, Nkonzo is a leader in non-invasive, ethical conservation and research efforts.
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  • I was extremely pleased to learn how passionate this team of individuals is about the animals they research, and how dedicated they are to Wildlife Conservation. My participation started in January, w...  more »
  • An incredible month spent in South Africa! Although relatively pricey, it is definitely worth it for the personalized attention and well-organized experience you receive. I think it is important to kn...  more »
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  • Big thanks to Nkonzo and Mandy for the opportunity to allow me to immerse myself into the natural beauty of South Africa and its animals. I gained a lot of knowledge about rhino conservation and dedication behind the people who cared deeply about them. I also learned to appreciate the sound of the wind, the smell of the grass and the beauty of these gentle giants that walk along with me throughout my time here. There is no planet b, it is sad to me that these gentle giants might not be around in the future. To those who wants to contribute, If you are interested in volunteering in conservation and like to explore the coastal city of Mossel Bay, please take a look at Nkonzo and help them make sure that our future generations will get a chance to see and appreciate these amazing creatures.
  • In Feb/March 2019 I decided to take part in the wildlife conservation program for 16 days primarily to learn more about what a career in conservation consists of. Most of the time we sat in a vehicle following the white rhinos around the game reserve to observe and document their social behaviors and interactions. As the days went by I started to notice the unique personalities of these majestic perissodactyls. I was disappointed to learn that most wildlife throughout South Africa are enclosed in fenced out areas which disrupt natural migratory patterns. Unfortunately this is the sad reality necessary to protect them from poachers. I was reassured to know that studies are carried out to ensure that every animal in the reserve has the proper territorial requirements to live stress free in these sort of environments. Having already been on a safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara 4 years ago, this is by no means a safari but more of an educational animal research experience. I found the program a little pricey for what we got, but the funds go towards helping Nkonzo collect important information on white rhinos and better understand their complex social structures. Better understanding leads to less unnecessary deaths and stress to these sensitive animals and ensure their wild populations thrive and coexist with ever expanding human encroachment. "Until every lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter" ~African Proverb
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