Striving to make a crucial difference for wildlife at risk has become the focus of my life. In making my decisions as to what I should be doing I am governed by two edicts – “All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing” and the questions “If not me – who? If not now – when?”
With that in mind I ask you the question – are you a closet conservationist? Have you always been interested in African wildlife? Have you always wanted to help in some way but you weren’t sure what you could or should do. Had you always intended to take a more active role in wildlife conservation but somehow life got in the way? Are you angered by the rampant poaching that is threatening the very survival of many African wildlife species? Are you frustrated that your obligations to your family, your workplace, your children prevent you from following your heart? Do you want to contribute financially but you’re unsure to whom or for what? Do you want to volunteer your services and your expertise but you don’t know where to start?
Join the club! There are lots of people who feel exactly like you do – who really, really want to help but aren’t sure what the right first step should be. I know the feeling. In spite of being born and raised in Africa and having spent hundreds of hours in the bush enjoying the magnificent sights of free roaming African wildlife, I too was frustrated. I was well aware of the huge challenges the animals were faced with on a daily basis just in order to survive. A rampant poaching epidemic. Uncontrolled hunting. Habitat degradation. Corrupt officialdom. The list goes on and on. What could I do right now that I knew for sure would make a difference?
The truth is I wasn’t sure. In spite of the fact that there are wonderful organizations and individuals working in very challenging conditions to make a difference, identifying who they are, what they’re doing, what their biggest challenges are, and what they need the most is a very difficult and time consuming exercise. Oftentimes so much so that in the end one simply does nothing. And that of course is the very worst thing to do.
Imagine if you knew someone operating independently in the African bush researching all these options on your behalf. Someone who you could communicate directly with to get your own questions answered and your own concerns addressed. Someone who could help point you in the right direction so that instead of doing nothing, or the wrong thing, or the right thing but with the wrong people, you knew for sure that your dollars, your time and your energy could be used in the most effective way to help protect and preserve our African wildlife. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing?
If you agree that this would be a wonderful asset to have at your fingertips then please consider becoming an African Wildlife Advocate and help support The Quest For Hope. Click to Donate Now!
Please note that this is not a non profit and your contribution will not be tax deductible. However it will help direct you towards several wonderful organizations who are and additionally you’ll be able to communicate directly with me so I can answer your questions and offer you my advice. Thank you very much for your support and more importantly for supporting African wildlife – it desperately needs all the help it can get.For more about me and my background – click ABOUT
It’s important to note that The Quest For Hope is not a non profit organization and contributions should not be considered as tax deductible donations.
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