Weʼve raised £1,205 to Relocate the Rare & Endangered Species Trust (REST)
- Otjiwarongo, Namibia
- Animals and pets
- Time left
- 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.
- 2 years ago
Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann2 years ago
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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Jul 30, 2016
Jul 30, 2016
Oh, hope for all the best for REST....keep the good work coming, share the joy...
Jul 25, 2016
Jul 22, 2016
It's not much, I hope it still helps a bit though.
Jul 17, 2016
Max will be proud of all the good work
Jul 14, 2016
Keep going Maria, the work you do is amazing! I hope more people get behind such an admirable cause xx
Jul 14, 2016
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Rare & Endangered Species Trust Maria Diekmann
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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