We appreciate any help or support you can provide towards our efforts to helping endangered species by supporting our projects in partnership with the Chipembere Rhino Foundation in South Africa, the Pygmy Elephant Project in Borneo and the United Kingdom Orangutan Appeal for Borneo, all of which can be found on our Projects Page.

Pygmy Elephant RISK “Boxes”

The Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species raising funds for GPS collars, Garmin Cameras, Milk Powder & Fencing.
We have developed 4 levels for you to contribute to this wonderful project.  Just go to the drop downs on the web site and follow the links please.

 

 The Wildlife Rescue Unit in partnership with the staff and scientists at Danau Girang Field Centre tracked, captured and GPS collared a wild female adult Borneo Pygmy Elephant in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary whilst being observed by Debbie Mair from the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species (RAGES).  Assistance with RAGES Borneo Elephant Projects Bronze to Diamond:

How we can help -1. Create awareness of the issue to stop & prosecute poaching, illegal killing, snare trapping & the illegal pet trade in Borneo

2. Fund & deliver 4 Garmin Virb cameras to record operations, rescues and footage of illegal snaring & poaching for prosecution through the courts

3. Provide monetary assistance to the Wildlife Rescue Unit to give access to worldwide experts so that they can learn through education. Offer Rotary scholarships, placements and exchanges to enhance their learning.

4. Fundraise to purchase GPS collars for the DGFC and WRU members to use, so that we learn more about the transient movements of elephants

5. Provide assistance by fundraising to install electric fences to protect schools, medical centres and villages

6. Support locals attempting to create NGO’s to provide centres for the conservation of rescued animals. Creating strong, diverse local economies that meet local peoples’ needs & support employment & international fair trade

7. Educating locals and farmers to create sustainable & humane agriculture that gives access to nutritious, low impact, local & seasonal products

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  1. Map of Sepilok –

Note: The Discovery Centre, Orang-utan Centre and Sun Bear Centre are all located together in Sepilok.  The hope is to add a Borneo Elephant Conservation Centre (BECC) and enclosure.

A&B show the current cement and steel pens, housing the 5 orphan baby elephants.  At Sepilok we have 8 pens.

Current attendance is 2000 International visitors per day. These would also visit the BECC and create more employment for locals whilst educating visitors about the human/elephant conflicts and rehabilitation process.

How can Rotary and/or RAGES help?

This may not be your idea of Rotary, but for many of us and the younger generation we see one world, one place.

1.Promoting the cause to create awareness of the issue to stop poaching, illegal killing, snare trapping & the illegal pet trade in Borneo

2.Educating locals and farmers to create sustainable & humane agriculture that gives access to nutritious, low impact, local & seasonal products

3.Provide assistance by fundraising to install electric fences to protect schools, medical centres and villages

4.Fundraise to purchase GPS collars for the DGFC and WRU members to use, so that we learn more about the transient movements of elephants

5.Provide monetary assistance to the Wildlife Rescue Unit to give access to worldwide experts so that they can learn through education.  Offer scholarships, placements and exchanges to enhance their learning.

6.Conduct feasibility reports in a number of areas, to better understand the needs of the locals to support employment and build eco tourism.

7.Support locals attempting to create NGO’s to provide centres for the conservation of rescued endangered species, that builds tourism and sustain communities.  There is poor public awareness about the conservation needs.

8.Creating strong, diverse local economies that meet local peoples’ needs & support employment & international fair trade