Recognising the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Scales Conservation Fund is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organisation’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.
Feed a Ranger
Sponsor 8 meals for
R250 / £13
Anti-poaching rangers spend up to 8 days out in the bush at a time and have to be 100% self sufficient and take only what they can carry. Eating nutritiously is extremely important to ensure the health and stamina of the people putting their life on the line for wildlife everyday.
By sponsoring our "Feed a Ranger' initiative you will be providing a ranger with 8 freeze dried, vacuum packed meals that are light to carry, easy to make and packed full of nutrients and flavour.
Remote Camera Trap
Sponsor a camera trap for
R3600 / £185
Remote camera traps are needed for both our pangolin rescue and anti-poaching projects.
These remote cameras can be used to either gather intelligence in hot-spot poaching areas or for monitoring released pregnant pangolin burrows for signs of babies.
Pangolin Tracking Devices
Sponsorship options starting from
R970 / £48
These devices are imperative to the monitoring of the successful release of a rescued and rehabilitated pangolin.
The sooner a rescued pangolin can get back to a normal routine of foraging for food and sleeping in a burrow without constant human interference the better it is for their recovery, so once a pangolin has recovered and is feeding well it enters the "soft release" stage of its rehabilitation.
Soft release is when a pangolin is released in an safe area with tracking devices that allow its movements to be tracked remotely by GPS, and VHF so the individual can be located for health checks.
Pangolin Transport Box
Sponsor a box for
R1,700 / £85
These specialised boxes are used to comfortably hold and house pangolins that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and transport them between veterinary health checks, treatment, rehabilitation and feeding areas.
They may not look like much, but the wooden walls must be thick enough that the pangolin can't break through it. (Their claws are built for digging ground as hard as cement) The box must also be spacious enough that the pangolin can move freely for its comfort, whilst providing the right amount of ventilation and shelter.
All of our projects suffer from the same on-going phenomenon as all other non-profit organisations, a forever changing list of needs of equipment and materials. Project equipment ranges from everything to uniform items as simple as a couple of pairs of socks, all the way to computer equipment, like laptops or printers.
As our projects needs are continuously changing so is our project equipment list, so if you would like to sponsor the purchase of, or donate second hand equipment you are no longer using to one of our projects contact us via the button below and we can send you an update list via email, or help you get your donation where it needs to be.