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Closed 23/01/2024

raised of £30,000 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,243 to replace the security fence at Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation.

    Funded on Tuesday, 23rd January 2024

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    The Problem:

    A secure fence line is a wildlife conservancy’s first line of defense. It keeps wildlife in and protected, and helps keeps trespassers, poachers, and unwanted animals (e.g.: domesticated livestock and hunting dogs) out.

    Our fence line is 50 kilometres long. Currently, it is an outdated design of wooden poles holding up a 2.2 metre high electrified, equally spaced, horizontal line wire hinge joint called "bonnox" fencing. Unfortunately, the wooden droppers have been destroyed by ants and create constant issues when they inevitably fall. Breeches in the fence line are disastrous.

    We spend huge amounts of scarce resources including time, labour and fuel replacing these old wooden droppers and repairing damaged fence line.

    The Solution:

    Over the years we have tried every conceivable treatment for the timber poles with no success. Ultimately, the best solution is to replace all wooden poles with steel. This is a costly exercise but one that will last lifetimes.

    We want to install a steel round pole every 25 metres and a steel "W" standard every 5 metres using our existing "bonnox" fence between. There would be 1 "H" straining post every 100 metres for added durability and strength.

    The Costs:

    The cost of replacing 1 kilometre of fence currently costs $2665.00 USD.

    Each kilometre of fence consists of the following:

    10 x "H" Post @ $46 each = $460.00

    40 x Steel Round Poles @ $16.50 each = $660.00

    200 x Steel "W" standards @ $6.80 each = $1360.00

    Tying wire 3 kgs @ $2.50 per kg = $7.50

    3 kgs of Welding Rods @ $4 a kg = $12.00

    3 x "9" inch steel cutting discs @ $5 each = $15.00

    5 litres Steel Primer @ $35/ 5 litres Admiral Grey Enamel @ $60 = $95.00

    5 x bags PC 15 Cement = $55.00

    How can I help?

    You can donate toward the cost of a stretch of fence line. Buy a length of fence line in your name, or for a friend’s birthday, or as a corporate giving back project! Every metres counts and together we can ensure Imire and the precious wildlife we safeguard are protected for generations to come.

    10 Metres of fenceline - $25.00 (*rounded)

    100 Metres of fenceline - $265.00 (*rounded)

    1 Kilometre of fenceline - $2665.00 (a great idea for a fund raiser!)

    What do I get?

    The stretch of fence line you donated towards will include the fencing poles with your initials steel stamped on. We will send you a picture of your fitted fence posts as well as the GPS coordinates of exactly where your fence length is and the little piece of paradise you are protecting!



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      • B & N, Canada.

        B & N, Canada.

        Dec 17, 2023

        To help you build the fence that protects your reserve.


      • Ali G

        Ali G

        Sep 7, 2023


      • Maria Moore

        Maria Moore

        Aug 14, 2023

        Keep up the great work!


      • Anonymous


        Aug 12, 2023


      • Ellen Blair

        Ellen Blair

        Aug 11, 2023

        Thank you for your dedication to these gorgeous animals.


      • DGT


        Aug 11, 2023

        -never give up!


      • Dino Testolin

        Dino Testolin

        Aug 11, 2023


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