Focus: Animal care and Conservation.
Animal Protection & Environmental Sanctuary (APES) is a non-profit organisation specialising in Primate rehabilitation and rescue, based in Kwazulu Natal - South Africa.
IN 1992, I became involved with the rehabilitation of infant Vervet monkeys in KZN. South Africa.
My first orphan arrived in December 1992, just two weeks old. She had been stolen from her mother. My daughter, who worked in a doctor’s surgery, managed to rescue the little mite and bring her down to me.
'Bugs' did extremely well and the wild troop that I had become friendly with and who accepted me as one of their own, soon accepted my 'baby'.
In fact Rodney witnessed a very touching scene. I was standing on the veranda with the little one, when a wild mother with her baby came across the lawn. Although she had to pass numerous dogs, my pet pig and a number of cats, she came up to me, patted me on the leg and held her baby out for me to see. I did the same. Rodney was watching all this from an upstairs window.
I am not ashamed to admit that tears were running down my cheeks at the trust this wild animal was showing me. My thoughts were "My God, and they shoot you and your kind!"
From that moment on I decided I would do all I could to help any orphans, injured wild Vervets or cast off 'pets' . . . and so APES was born.
Costs & Benefits
Work is varied and interesting again all information will be sent to applicants on request, volunteers will be involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of primates as well as other animals. Snare & invasive plant clearing. Environmental/recycling education to schools both urban & rural. Educate the rural community in regard to caring for their domestic pets and livestock.
USD 910 per month, UK Sterling 610 per month the fee includes full board lodgings laundry. Accommodation is shared 2 bunk beds to a room all linen is supplied comprehensive information will be sent to applicants.
The main criteria are love of the environment and animals and not afraid to get the hands dirty more info can be obtained from APES directly. Volunteers should be aged 18 years old and over.
APES (Animal Protection & Environmental Sanctuary)
P.O. BOX 443 GREYTOWN
3250 KWAZULU/NATAL SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: Landline 072 33 413 2219 mobile. 072 306 5664
Location: KWAZULU/NATAL SOUTH AFRICA
Average cost per day:£20
Focus: Animal care and Conservation
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and English speaking, some French is preferred