News & Features

14/02/2015
We urgently need to relocate REST. To help us with this goal, we have set up a crowdfunding initiative at www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-save-the-pangolin.
Please take a look and if at all possible make a donation to help keep REST alive.
Many thanks,
Maria


03/10/2014
We have just launched a fab new fund - Max's Rescue Rangers!
Please have a look and read the wonderful story of the life of Max Ledger.


05/09/2014
There is a wonderful article on Africa Geographic featuring the work of REST - The Luckiest Pangolin Alive


17/06/2014
Over three tons of Pangolin scales have been seized in Hong Kong. At this rate the Pangolin will soon be extinct. We are desperate for donations to help with our conservation efforts.
Pangolin poaching is on an unexpected sky-rocketing increase.
It seems the same syndicates smuggling elephant ivory & rhino horns have decided to include pangolin scales. A shipment of African pangolin was seized in Hong Kong in April 2014 - 1 ton was the record high until weeks ago when a total of 3.3 tons from Africa was confiscated from two more ships arriving in the same city.
In just the past month, R.E.S.T. has received five confiscated wild pangolin. Every time pangolin conservationists catch our breaths, we receive more bad news.
R.E.S.T. staff are working long hours & have managed to release & start tracking three of the five in the past month.
It's a bit crazy on site ... even for us!
We will keep all of our supporters posted, as we begin a huge campaign to save Africa's pangolins. If you can help in any way, or know of any businesses that could help with the rescue effort, please get in touch.

If you wish to make a donation to REST using PayPal, you can do so via Chinchillas4Life in the UK.
They are providing the donation button whilst we get ours sorted out.

Please see the following page for other ways you can help us by sponsoring or donating.

Rare and Endangered Species Trust Sponsors

More info available on our Facebook page.
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08/04/2014
Flight for the plight 4 Many thanks to everyone who came to the Flight for the Plight Air Show 2014. It was a resounding success and I hope that everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did. Photos can be found here

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, 5 April 2014 , the Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST) will host another all day Flight for the Plight Air Show at the Otjiwarongo airfield.

We proudly invite you to Fly-in with NO landing fee at this year’s bigger and better Air Show!

This year’s programme will include flying displays, aerial competitions and a chance for pilots to observe various forms of flight and socialize with other pilots.
Once again the well known air show guru, Brian Emmenis and his team, will be announcing the show with RadioWave doing live broadcasts on site.
Nesher, the REST ambassador Cape Griffon, will be part of an exhibition highlighting the plight of this majestic and misunderstood bird.
Additionally, various games and exciting activities will be offered for the general public and will including our now famous climbing tower, a jumping castle and paper airplane contest.
The food and bar tents will be open all day.



We have a number of companies interested in offering displays on various aircraft and other items so this day is not to be missed.
Day entrance will continue to be free of charge so that the entire community can participate and enjoy the event.
This is our "thank-you" to show our sincere appreciation for the year’s support.

More information for pilots, companies and exhibitors, and photos from previous events can be found here.


08/08/2013
It has just been made public that a mass poisoning of vultures occurred in the northern region of Namibia. An elephant was poached for ivory & it appears the poachers poisoned the carcass so that the vultures that landed would die immediately & not alert authorities to the dead elephant.
It is being reported that 400-600 600-1000 vultures have been killed. The bird in this picture is the critically endangered, in Namibia, Cape Griffon or Cape vulture.
This is a tragedy on a level that we are having a hard time processing at the moment. Technically, we could have just experienced the extinction of the last Cape Griffon in Namibia.
Imagine 600 dead rhino in one day!!!
We are launching an immediate rescue effort for any adults that can be saved and for the chicks that will be left starving.
If you can help in any way, or know of any businesses that could help with the rescue effort, please get in touch.

If you wish to make a donation to REST using PayPal, you can do so via Chinchillas4Life in the UK.
They are providing the donation button whilst we get ours sorted out.

Please see the following page for other ways you can help us by sponsoring or donating.

Rare and Endangered Species Trust Sponsors

Here is further information from Farmers Weekly and other sources.

Farmers Weekly article

birdlife.org

iol.co.za

iucn.org

travenewsnamibia.com

More info available on our Facebook page.
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