Care for the Wild Deutschland
Care for the Wild Germany (Care for the Wild Deutschland e.V) is a volunteer run registered charity whose aims mirror those of Care for the Wild International. They aim to rescue, protect and defend wildlife exclusively focusing on operations in Kenya. The charity is run by volunteer Director Roland Witschel.
Roland has a long history with Care for the Wild and not only founded the German charity in 1995, also continues to run, manage the fundraising and write their annual magazine ‘Tatze’ (which means Footprints).
Roland was first introduced to Care for the Wild whilst volunteering at the Turtle Conservation Project in Sri Lanka, where he met some key contacts and heard about the work that Care for the Wild was doing at the time in Kenya and across Africa. It was then Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s (the founder of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya) idea for Roland to meet with Bill Jordan – the founder of Care for the Wild. Since then, Roland and his small team of volunteers have worked tirelessly – they have represented the charity at international meetings like CITES, the Animal Committee and have been involved with the Species Survival Network.
Working alongside Care for the Wild International, they have a long history in Kenya, and even once supported the Kenyan Wildlife Service with boots and equipment worth over 50,000€. Today, they continue to fundraise towards Care for the Wild’s work in Kenya, as well as running elephant adoptions to support the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
You can visit Care for the Wild Germany’s website at: www.careforthewild.de
You can follow them on Facebook here.