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Closed 31/07/2016

£1,205raised of £10,000 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,205 to Relocate the Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST)

    Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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    Funded on Sunday, 31st July 2016

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    Maria Diekmann founded REST in 2000 using her family farm as a home base, but ever since her divorce REST has never had a permanent home. REST's conservation work continues to become more recognized as more animals are put into our care. Our goal is to rehabilitate rare and endangered species and then release them back into the wild. We have found a new location and £10,000 will give us the security to purchase it. The property is located around other farms forming one large private conservancy so all the animals will be well protected. Last year we raised money to buy a different property which we thought was a good place until some of our animals started to disappear and become sick because of neighboring hunting and poison. The future of REST is at risk and we need all the support we can get. Thank you so much for your help.



    • Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann

      Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann

      8 months ago

      Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann

      Thank you all for the support, we have received £860 so far. Any donation no matter how small goes a long way for us. Here is a video taken by one of REST's student volunteers.

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    9 months ago

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      Jul 30, 2016


    • numnuts


      Jul 30, 2016

      Oh, hope for all the best for REST....keep the good work coming, share the joy...


    • Anonymous


      Jul 25, 2016


    About the fundraiser
    Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann

    Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann

    Otjiwarongo, Namibia

    Maria Diekmann is the founder of REST. She is a passionate conservationist and intensive researcher. She has been running REST for 16 years while taking no salary to save pangolins, vultures, bats, and other endangered animals.

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