The first country to use the dehorning method to protect its rhinos from poaching was Namibia. Between 1989 and the 1990s, dehorning together with fast improvements in security and increases in funding for anti-poaching units was perceived by most stakeholders to have contributed drastically to decreasing poaching losses. Not a single dehorned rhino was poached in Namibia (Save The Rhino : 2018). There have been a few other successful stories across Africa. Rhinos that have been dehorned in certain Zimbabwe Lowveld conservancies in recent years appear to have a 29.1% higher chance of survival than horned animals. Just over one third of all reserves’ rhinosRead More →

Daniel Borley entered and won the “Do More for Africa” competition run by Avios and our partners the TUSK Trust. Worldwide Experience together with our Victoria Falls project, the Nakavango Conservation Progamme sponsored a two week conservation placement as the prize. Daniel travelled with us to Nakavango in January 2018, and was so inspired by his experience, that he is one of our Worldwide Experience ambassadors today! Keep reading to hear about Daniel’s experience in his own words… “What can I say about worldwide and Nakavango that could possibly come close to describing the incredible experience I have had. Every person I have been luckyRead More →

STROOP – A journey into the rhino horn war. This is a powerful documentary highlighting the complexities of the current rhino poaching crisis. I believe that STROOP will help make a real impact for rhinos, and other species. The Worldwide Experience team attended the public screening in Port Elizabeth, where our South African office is located. The audience primarily included conservationists from all over our Eastern Cape Province, gathered in mutual support of the documentary. The Eastern Cape saw a spike in rhino poaching incidents last year (2018), despite every effort to protect these iconic animals. It hurts even more when it happens to animalsRead More →

The how-to guide for being super prepared for your volunteer experience with an essentials kit guide: You have decided to take a leap of faith and join the ethical conservation revolution by spending your holiday or gap year by making a real impact and getting your hands dirty! So now what…? What kind of project will suit you: Before you decide on a project placement, be sure to know what kind of volunteering you would like to be involved in, do you prefer a more hands on experience working with animals? A research-based experience?  Game reserve or marine conservation? Most importantly what kind of impactRead More →