In 2003, The Founders set their sights on establishing a clinic in response to the tragic and unnecessary death of a San baby. As a result, the Lifeline Clinic was established in the remote village of Epukiro, Namibia to provide free healthcare to the local San Bushmen population. In 2005 along with partners, the founders bought Farm Frauenstein on the outskirts of Windhoek and transformed the farm into a wildlife sanctuary and built a lodge on the property. The main aim of the lodge was to create jobs for the very people whom the Lifeline Clinic serves.
In 2007, Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary opened. The Wildlfe Project Foundations aim is to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia.
We Believe in an Africa where;
- Humans and wildlife can live and thrive together
- Taking animal lives seriously & looking after those that cannot be released again
- Promoting and advocating that the wild belongs in the wild
- Incorporating cultures, especially the Bushman cultures, into our conservation projects Actively mitigating human-wildlife conflict
- Exploring innovative ways and concepts to advance conservation of species and their habitat.
Volunteers will have the rare and exciting opportunity to actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation, care and research of African wildlife. The sanctuary currently provides a safe refuge for orphaned, injured or conflict wildlife including several lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals, warthogs, antelope and baboons as well as a host of birds, smaller African mammals and farmyard animals. Wildlife Conservation Volunteers are crucial in helping us to care for the animals in rehabilitation or permanent captivity at the sanctuary, as well as helping to maintain and develop the sanctuary. All routine aspects of the programme are carried out in a rotational group system to ensure that everybody gets exposed to the variety of experiences available.
Daily activities could include:
- Preparing food and feeding the animals
- Cleaning enclosures
- Providing enrichment
- Caring for juvenile wildlife
- Physical labour such as building new facilities
- Research (including monitoring free-roaming carnivores, analysing camera traps and GPS data)