I am passionate about wildlife and the preservation of endangered animals and birds. The habitat for many endangered species in South Africa is being decimated by man and the numbers of many of these species have been decreasing at a frightening rate. Wildlands and the Wild Series are doing amazing work to help these animals and birds. It is a truly worthy cause. If it also means that I am losing some unwanted kilos wile raising the profile of a great initiative then all the better!
Climate Change is the new reality in our lives. Natural disasters dominate headlines locally and globally, with a growing awareness that our beautiful planet is fragile and that we’re testing her limits. In addition, we’re reminded daily of how poorly we treat our home; driving species to extinction, polluting rivers and seas; and unsustainably using the resources that sustain us. It is against this background that WILDLANDS pioneer new pro-poor development approaches that make a sustainability difference.
A Wildlands initiative, the Wild Series was established to profile South Africa’s spectacular natural heritage while raising funds for key conservation projects. These events provide participants with the opportunity of running or mountain biking through some of our most beautiful, wildness location and have raised millions for conservation in the process. From protecting the African Wild Dog and the Bearded Vulture to incredible adventures through awe-inspiring landscapes – the Wild Series challenges are about more than just sports.