Wild Animal Orphans – 13 episodes of wildlife conservation from N/a'an ku se

Wild Animal Orphans explores the work of conservationists Marlice van Vuuren and husband, Dr Rudie van Vuuren founders and directors of N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary.
By: Gemma Marshall - Marketing Manager
 
 
March 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Wild Animal Orphans explores the work of conservationists Marlice van Vuuren and husband, Dr Rudie van Vuuren founders and directors of N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary. Showcasing the work of the sanctuary and how the day to day life of this extraordinary family revolves around a Namibian eco-project.

Animal planet is one of the worlds leading animal TV channels featuring many animal, conservation, biology and pet related programmes and N/a'an ku sê are honoured to be featured by them.

Premiering from 6 March 2012 on Animal Planet [ Africa: Animal Planet Channel 264, DSTV] the 13 episodes of Wild Animal Orphans will be shown across the whole of Africa, and countries across Europe and the Middle East including  Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungry, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Turkey.

Wild Animal Orphans is a must watch for anyone interested in conservation or
volunteering on a wildlife sanctuary such as N/a'an ku sê.  Highlights include the safe release back into the wild of cheetah and leopard at two of our release sites, Solitaire and Sandfontein.  This episode covers how the team safely transport our carnivores, fit them with tracking collars and ensure their safe release back into the wild. Another episode includes Marlice and Rudie's daily life on the farm and how they are introducing their sons Zacheo and Nicklai to a life of conservation.

Unfortunately life in conservation is not always easy, as we see when poachers are found on the farm. Also in another rather sad scene the van Vuurens and a group of volunteers are called to a farm to collect a cheetah caught in a trap, upon arrival it becomes clear that the phone call has come too late and the cheetah has died from dehydration. Scenes such as this impress the importance of conservation and just how difficult being a leading conservationist can be.

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Notes to Editor:
Marlice van Vuuren, one of Namibia’s most well known conservationists, and her husband Dr. Rudie van Vuuren started N/a’an ku sê Foundation in 2007 with two aims – to protect and conserve Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife and to improve the lives of the marginalised San Bushman community. In addition to the projects mentioned above we now run several projects including:
A Wildlife Sanctuary for orphaned and injured animals
Carnivore Conservation Research Project to protect and conserve wild cheetah, leopard and brown hyena in Namibia.
Clever Cubs School and education for San children
Lifeline Clinic and medical outreach for the San community
For further information on N/a'an ku sê Foundation, please visit the website www.naankuse.com or email gemma@naankuse.com

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Naankuse Foundation is a UK registered charity organisation based in Namibia and has two aims: to protect and conserve Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife and to improve the lives of the marginalised San Bushman community.
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