IRONMAN for Nature: Jaco Botha
- By: Jaco Botha
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/jaco-for-nature
Hi, my name is Jaco Botha and I am from Western Cape, Cape Town.
The IRONMAN for Nature charity objective is to bring athletes, sponsors, and organizers together for the benefit of conservation and nature. All proceeds raised are allocated to Wilderness Foundation Africa in order for them to implement their conservation projects.
As I have a passion for nature, I would like to raise funds and race for them during the IRONMAN African Championship race, which I’m going to compete in on the 3rd of April 2022. Please help me reach my fundraising target before then.
Through my fundraising drive, I will help Wilderness Foundation Africa work in their 3 key focus areas: Species, Spaces and People. www.wfa.africa
- Species: Protecting endangered species. Key focus currently: Rhino. On the ground protection and demand reduction in Vietnam, a key user country.
- Spaces: Expanding protected areas, improving the management of protected areas.
- People: Youth Development, bridging the gap between youth who come from challenging backgrounds and opportunities that conservation can present.
All funds raised will go towards the three key focus areas of Wilderness Foundation Africa. One of these focus areas provide aerial support, vehicle support and K9 support to assist with the protection of endangered rhino populations, under constant threat of poaching and the funding raised will assist with this as well.
Wilderness Foundation Trust
Wilderness Foundation Africa is a South African project-based Non-Profit and Public Benefit conservation organisation, established in 1972. The Foundation’s headquarters are based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
Through our 3 key focus areas of Species, Spaces, and People, we envisage a world that has sufficient intact natural ecosystems and wilderness areas that are valued and effectively protected for the benefit of all.
Our work is based on the values of a passion for direct conservation action; respect for all living things; a deep commitment to conservation education; and operations that demonstrate integrity, transparency, sustainability, and innovation.