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Our team is working with African people, animals and communities. We are seeking to underscore and promote the life-saving work of these outstanding heroes. Your unique ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to highlight these exciting weeks designed to help and celebrate Africa's  animals and people...

"Joyfully Uniting Together on Africa's People & Animals' Behalf!"
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    AFRICA Weeks for the Animals 
July 28th - August 12, 2018
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Kick off Friday, July 27th   4:00 -pm- 7:00 pm
Total Eclipse & Sky Watch

Benoni Northerns Sports Club
1 Brodigan Ave, 1501 Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

JOIN US during this spectacular cosmic event for an evening of information and enlightenment as Timothy Woodruff leads us into the eclipse, explains some of the constellations and then takes us into a CE-5 Sky Watch. Bring your telescope if you have one.

We will also be running the Sweat Lodge during the eclipse so sign up for this purification ceremony to avoid disappointment. Delicious hot soups, breads and steamy beverages will be on offer so do something different; dress warm and bring the kids. COMMUNITY!! https://www.facebook.com/events/362660327589497/
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Saturday, July 28th                           (Ongoing)
Animal World USA International
Children's Book Donations to African Schools/NGO's

Animal World USA International is connecting with African schools and will be donating children's books to their schools/children's hospitals .  We are sending animal books and educational books .If you would like to be part of this drive, please contact us. Info on 'Contact Us' page. Thank you!  http://www.animalworldusa.org/
http://www.weeksfortheanimals.org/about.html
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Saturday, July 28th          10:00 am - 11:00 am
Total Eclipse Lunar Festival-Come meet GREENPEACE

Festival 1 Brodigan Street, 1501 Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Come and meet GREENPEACE after they hang a banner on the John Barable Hall. Benoni's never seen anything like this! 10am Tickets at the gate.

JOIN US during this spectacular cosmic event for an evening of information and enlightenment as Timothy Woodruff leads us into the eclipse, explains some of the constellations and then takes us into a CE-5 Sky Watch. Bring your telescope if you have one.

We will also be running the Sweat Lodge during the eclipse so sign up for this purification ceremony to avoid disappointment. 

Delicious hot soups, breads and steamy beverages will be on offer so do something different; dress warm and bring the kids. COMMUNITY!!
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Saturday, July 28th             8:00 pm- til 
Love A Bull SA 
Plot 100 Schuverberg   Hartebeestpoort, North-West, South Africa

Dogtown SA is a pro-life, animal rehabilitation centre, specialising in so-called “problem” dogs. We prefer to call them misunderstood dogs. We provide them with the best care and rehabilitation programmes, from behaviour modification to extensive medical treatments. 

This includes a full medical examinations, microchips, vaccinations and sterilisations. The dogs in our care are assessed and then an individual training programme is put into place by our 4 internal behaviourists. We aim to offer lifelong commitment to the dogs that come into our care and a lifetime of support to their new families.       Cantare    http://www.cantare.co.za/      
Dogtown  https://www.facebook.com/DogtownSA/
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Saturday, July 28th early am
Save the Rhino International @ London Triathlon
*100 miles - London to Surrey*​
Save the Rhino International
Unit 5, Coach House Mews 217 Long Lane London SE1 4PR

The London Triathlon is the world’s largest triathlon and London’s only major triathlon. This year the London Triathlon will take place  July.
https://www.savetherhino.org/events/prudential_ridelondon_-_surrey_100

Attracting over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from it doesn't matter whether you've never done a triathlon before or are an Olympic champion - we've had them all!

How do I sign up? https://www.savetherhino.org/events
Getting involved is easy, simply click on the 'Register to run' button at the top of this page and you will be directed to an email. Let us know you're interested and we will send you a form to fill in.

Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas.

Aims To increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild To enhance the integrity of ecosystems To ensure that local communities benefit from conservation activities. https://www.savetherhino.org/
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  ​    Sunday, July 29th and Ongoing
The Big Fix 'Uganda 

The Big Fix Plot  297, Block 2, Koch Village Koro Subcounty, Gulu District UGANDA

Northern Uganda is one of the most impoverished places on earth, where people are suffering not only from poverty but also from war trauma. The BIG FIX Uganda uses the powerful healing power of dog companionship to help war trauma survivors as part of a program of psycho-social rehabilitation.

The BIG FIX Uganda's Art for Animals project utilizes art as a medium to empower children to advocate for animals and animal rights.
We use all forms of art to advocate for animals including drawing, painting, poetry, singing, dancing, drama, and story-telling.During 2017, our program is engaging students at our 17 Animal Kindness Clubs to design and paint a mural at each of their schools. The aim of each design will be to persuade others to treat all living beings with compassion.  Visit http://www.thebigfixuganda.org/art-for-animals.html
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                    Sunday, July 29th                                                    early am                         
Prudential Ride London-Surrey
for TUSK Benefiting African-Partner Projects

Queen Elizabeth Park   London E20 2ST   United Kingdom  +44 800 072 2110

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is becoming one of the most prestigious cycling events in the UK. It's the London Marathon of bike rides!
https://www.tusk.org/events/prudential-ridelondon-2018/

25,000+ riders are expected to participate in the 100-mile event on Sunday! The route begins at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and heads out through London to the testing hills of Surrey's beautiful countryside before coming back to the capital and a spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

86,000 people entered the Prudential RideLondon ballot and only about one in four people gained a place. Tusk has a limited number of charity places and you have the chance to secure yours now!  Join us and help raise valuable funds for our partner projects in Africa. We ask each cyclist to raise a minimum of £750 and the race must be completed in 8.5 hours. Our entry fee is now reduced to £20. Please contact 
http://us.tusk.org/
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Sunday, July 29th All Day
Global Tiger Day 2018

Worldwide
Sunday, July 29th, is International Tiger Day, an annual worldwide celebration of tigers! While we celebrate the world’s largest cat, International Tiger Day is also a day to raise awareness of the urgent plight of tigers. Tigers once roamed the entire continent of Asia, but with human expansion they have lost over 96% of their original range. 

They now survive in small, isolated pockets of forest, where they are vulnerable to poaching and inbreeding. Allof the tiger subspecies have been have been classified as either by the Endangered or Critically Endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Poaching, habitat loss and habitat degradation are causing global tiger populations to plummet. Today, less than 4,000 tigers remain worldwide.
Although tigers are not native to South Africa, a large population resides there. 
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Monday, July 30th      All Day Year Round 
PAMS Foundation 
Arusha Office (HQ)   Sakina    Arusha, Tanzania    HQ Mailing P O Box 16556
Arusha   Tanzania 0000

Achievement: Helping turn the tide in elephant poaching in Africa.  Mission:     Help sustain and conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities.If you would like to provide equipment to specific projects:
WISH LIST 
Our rangers are always in need of:
-Bicycles    -Tents   -Water bottles     -Backpacks        -Raincoats
-Binoculars   -First aid kits    -Torches  -GPS  -Uniforms  -Boots - Motorcycles
https://pamsfoundationtanzania.org/about/
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25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
http://www.rhinos.org/25-things-you-didn-t-know-about-rhinos
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Tuesday, July 31st       All day
   The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa 
World Ranger Day!

GRAA   PO Box 84420     Greenside 2034        Gauteng South Africa
Wildlife Works, Tsavo

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa is a longstanding and well established defined community of practice. The GRAA provides support, networks and representation for game rangers across Africa.

World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. Learn how to help the rangers in their courageous battle to protect Africa's animals! Visit official Int'l Ranger Federation website for sepcific locations
http://www.internationalrangers.org/world-ranger-day/


Fallen rangers to be remembered on World Ranger Day. 269 Rangers have been killed since 2012. Poachers kill an estimated 96 African elephants every day, causing conservationists to warn that the iconic animals could disappear in our lifetime if the tide doesn't turn. 
https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/fallen-rangers-to-be-remembered-on-world-ranger-day-16322363

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa commits itself to the protection, conservation and, where possible, restoration of Africa`s biodiversity and the continued existence of its wilderness for the benefit of present and future generations. l sec.gra@gmail.com Mobile +27 82 570 7597

The GRAA believes that game rangers should operate with pride, and with passion for their profession whilst promoting best management practices in ensuring the conservation of our natural heritage. Learn much more and how to help the courageous rangers who are putting their lives on the line everyday.
http://www.gameranger.org/who-we-are/vision-mission-objectives.html

Ways to help Rangers and Anti-Paching Efforts to Protect the Animals!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/13/what-can-i-do-to-help-elephants

Ways to help Rangers https://africageographic.com/blog/7-ways-to-support-krugers-anti-poaching-pooches-on-world-rhino-day/

The Thin Green Line Foundation 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/thethingreenlinefoundation/about/?ref=page_internal

Africa Weeks for the Animals salutes Joseph Kotoke Meikoki of Kenya.
https://www.facebook.com/thethingreenlinefoundation/photos
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Tuesday, August 31st   All Day, Ongoing
 iSimangaliso My Rhino, Our Future Art Project 

Simangaliso Wetland Park Authority The Dredger Harbour
Private Bag X05 St Lucia 3936    Office telephone: +27 35 590 1633/1602

Inspired by former President Nelson Mandela, iSimangaliso Authority is implementing an exciting community wide rhino awareness programme in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The aim of the iSimangaliso My Rhino, Our Future programme is to involve youth in raising awareness for rhinos and their protection in iSimangaliso Wetland Park and South Africa.

Create artwork where kids are encouraged to explore their creative side to draw, colour and/or make a photo collage of a Rhino.

The artwork should also include messages about poaching and why they think it is important to protect rhinos and other iconic and endangered species in South Africa and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Learn more about submitting  info@isimangaliso.com
Visit https://isimangaliso.com/event/isimangaliso-rhino-future/

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. From Kosi Bay in the north, bordering Mozambique, to Maphelane, south of St Lucia, iSimangaliso is South Africa’s second largest protected area. The Park is home to the Big 5 (lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo) and many other animals.
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Tuesday, August July 31st                        12 noon- 4:00 pm
Mozambique Animal Protection (MAPS) Society

Mozambique Animal Protection Society, In the grounds of, Faculdade de Veterinária UEM, Av. de Moçambique Maputo, Mozambique

Support us please. Help us help our animals.  Also visit our kennels. Stressed out? Come and join us at the kennels tomorrow afternoon for some free puppy therapy. These little guys will make sure you leave relaxed and stress free. 

The M.A.P.S. Mission is to stamp out cruelty to animals through intervention, education and legislation. Intervention: When you see an animal being abused to be able to step in and stop that abuse.
Education: 90% of cruelty is through ignorance, only 10% is with malicious intent.
Legislation: To have the necessary legislation behind us to enable us to remove an abused animal and in severe cases to be able to prosecute the offended.
http://mozmaps.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MozambiqueAnimalProtectionSociety/
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     Monday, July 30th   Ongoing 
Stop Rhino Poaching  

South Africa    Founder Elise Daffue  E-mail    elise@stoprhinopoaching.com

RhinoPoaching.com is totally committed to helping protect and conserve rhinos in South Africa.  http://www.stoprhinopoaching.com/

We actively pursue this mission in the following ways:
 ·    By seeking out, identifying, initiating and coordinating supportive projects for the safety of larger rhino populations.
·    By supporting, wherever possible, existing rhino protection projects which fulfil our necessary qualifying criteria.
·    By drawing on the input and guidance of respected rhino specialists and colleagues, while at all times working within the guidelines of the National Needs Analysis.
·   By pursuing opportunities, encouraging like-minded sponsoring partnerships & broadening our areas of impact for the greater good of South Africa’s rhinos.
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Tuesday, July 31st              9:00 am- 5:00 pm       
KSPCA Kenya 

KPSCA         P.O. Box 24203 -00502           Nairobi  Kenya 

The Kenya Society for Protection and care of Animals (KSPCA) is the only charitable animal welfare organization that for the most part works with domestic animals.    Hours of operation:  Mon – Fri 900hrs -1700hrs,  Sat 0900hrs -1300hrs,      Sunday and public holiday closed. See and support the wonderful work they do!      http://www.kspca-kenya.org/about-us/what-we-do/

We have plenty of books ranging from novels to inspirational to educative books for sale at our shelter. Price is from 100/- upwards. Come on in and grab yourself a copy or two! It will really help the animals and provide education & enjoyment.
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                   Wednesday, August 1st                         See hours --ongoing 24/7
SUPPORT  SPANA!
Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad 

SPANA       14 John Street            London, England     WC1N 2EB

SPANA is a charity working in some of the world's poorest countries, improving the lives of working animals and people who are dependent on them.

 SPANA is a voluntary British organisation with the objective and purpose of providing veterinary care to working animals in communities around the world.
100 million donkeys, horses and mules supporting the work of the poorest communities of our world. http://www.spana.org/our-work

FUNDRAISE    *    GIVE TO THE CAUSE      *   SPREAD THE WORD
Help Elderly Animals Sent to Mauritania. Fundraise, Donate, Host a SPANA World Tea Party, participate in Great Runs series, 5Ks and Fun Runs
Running Abroadmore!  http://www.spana.org/teaparty

There are SO many ways to help this wonderful organization! Every gift you buy with Happy Hooves helps SPANA alleviate the suffering of working animals. And with so much to choose from, you're bound to find perfect presents for all your family and friends.  http://www.spana.org/Pages/Category/get-involved
https://spana.org/about-us/our-staff
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Tuesday, August 1st           8:00 am-5:00 pm 
CLAW --Community Led Animal Welfare (for Pets) 

Location: Garmin co-ordinates:  S 26°10.275' E027°51.764' 
Or download map at http://www.claw-sa.org/images/CLAWmap.pdf

CLAW is a welfare organization, renowned as the pioneer of community based primary veterinary care in South Africa. Services include: sterilization, vaccination, parasite & pest prevention, emergency care and pet owner education. Pet owners in disadvantaged communities love their pets just as anywhere else. But pets suffer from poverty the same way their owners do. Without the means to provide proper care, pets can be vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and abandonment. Dogs and cats in developing countries are particularly likely to suffer from neglect and poor health.
https://www.facebook.com/clawsouthafrica/

http:// CLAW-sa.org     http://CLAWadoptions.org/        MAKE A DONATION  For this vital work to continue, we need your help. If you would like to make a donation to CLAW, please use the banking information below:
CLAW   Nedbank Florida    Branch Code: 190 541   Account #: 190 512 5232
NPO Registration #: 007 416   Swift code: nedszajj We also have an sms donation scheme, just sms "DONATE CLAW" to 48748. Each sms costs R10.
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                       Wednesday, August 1st         Book 1/2 day   Ongoing
AfriOceans Conservation Alliance-

Conservation Alliance   PO BOX 22436      Fish Hoek, 7975    South Africa

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) was founded in 2003. It is a registered non-profit organisation, governed by a highly respected board of directors, an advisory board, as well as project specific consultants. 

AfriOceans "Oceans Speak Out" "Every minute 208 dolphins die in fishing nets. Be part of the solution. "
Swim like a Shark takes place  at the AfriOceans Adventure Centre, Seaforth, next to Boulders. AfriOceans teaches 10 young Simonstown School learners how to snorkel whilst educating them about the importance of our sharks, penguins & the oceans.

THE AFRIOCEANS WARRIORS SCROLL
The scroll = 10 issues the children of Africa are concerned about:
-Climate change.      -Over fishing.        -Poaching.    -Marine pollution.
-Improved protection for South Africa’s sharks.    -Illegal fishing in our waters.
-Food Security and poor people.  -Protect our wetlands & clean our rivers.
-Poor management of our resources.  -Compliance & oversight.
AOCA is well known for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects and education and awareness initiatives, and its role in being prepared to speak out for those who cannot. We have achieved considerable success during a very short space of time and considered leaders of shark conservation in South Africa. Email: info@aoca.org.za    Telephone: + 27 (0) 21 782 7590  http://www.aoca.org.za/
http://www.aoca.org.za/programs/awareness/
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Wednesday, August 1st       6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Free Wildlife Quiz Night

Jackson's Real Food Market  Bryanston @ 300 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston, 2021 Sandton, Gauteng

The Friends of Free Wildlife would like to invite you to join our Quiz Night at Jackson's Real Food Market, Bryanston.

Please book with Sue on 082-694-5939. Only R100 per ticket. Great prizes to be won!Friends fof Free Wildlife-- A bunch of passionate and qualified wildlife rehabilitators who have rebuilt a brand new fully Permitted Community/Volunteer based Wildlife Centre. Our mission is to Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release and Educate.
https://www.facebook.com/friendsoffreewildlife/
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Wednesday, August 1st Ongoing  
Lasaka Animal Welfare Society(LAWS) Campaigns 

Lusaka Animal Welfare Society      Sadzu Road, Next to Levy Junction         Lusaka, Zambia          phone 0966 005 297

Spay Is The Way (SITW) was set up in the States to encourage people in 3rd world countries to sterilize their cats and dogs. SITW donates money to LAWS on a quarterly basis and LAWS needs to raise the same amount via fundraising and donations.  

Once the funds are raised this money is used to sterilize dogs & cats in the compounds around Lusaka for animal owners who can not afford to have their animals sterilized.    You can help funding this very important project. To find out more and how to contact us, visit  http://www.lawszambia.org/

Services Provided: Adoption,  Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue, Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue and Enforcement, Education and Advocacy, Spay and Neuter Clinics, more!

LAWS would like to inform our members & supporters that we are currently trying to set up meetings with the Lusaka City Council and the Police Commissioner of Lusaka to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between all parties re actions against the sale of puppies (and other animals such as rabbits, geese, parrots, etc) on the streets of Lusaka.
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Thursday, August 2nd   Ongoing  
Painted Dog Conservation
Visitor Centre
Opposite Hwange National Park Airport Zimbabwe, Africa +263 18 710

Vision- Create a Conservation Model that will make a lasting contribution to the future of Painted Dogs and the lives of the local people.
Mission- To protect and increase the range and numbers of Painted Dogs, (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe. PDC currently employs 55 local people in the following programme areas. Anti Poaching Units, Rehabilitation Facility, Conservation Education, Community Development / Outreach. https://www.facebook.com/PaintedDogsZimbabwe/​

Children's Bush Camp Since the program began, nearly 4,000 children's lives have been touched, and parents are saying that their children are teaching them about what they learned at the Bush Camp, saying, "We are realizing the importance of conserving". Learn more http://www.painteddog.org/
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                                Thursday, August 2nd Ongoing        8:00 am-5:00 pm 
Lilongwe SPCA (Society for the Protection and Care of Animals)

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre    18 Acacia Road Area 9 (Opposite Civo Stadium)   Private Bag 151    Lilongwe, Malawi

Pet Export Facilitation 
If you are leaving Malawi and want to take your pet with you, or are moving to Malawi and want to bring your animals over, we can help! We are experienced in all aspects of pet import and export from blood tests to paperwork and transport and have a good partnership with the veterinary department to ensure all goes smoothly. Please contact us as soon as you know you are moving and we will make sure your pet joins you safely in your new home.  We can help with animals traveling to the European Union, (including England), United States, SADC, United Arab Emirates etc. Please email us on info@lilongwespca.org for advice. MUCH More info about the LSPCA can be found at: http://www.lilongwespca.org/

Services Provided: Vet Clinic,  Vaccinations, Sterilisation, Exportation and Importation
Emergency services and intensive care, adoptions, more!
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Friday, August 3rd                              All Day-Book Time 
Be a Cart Horse Angel, Volunteer,  Adopt a Horse

Cart Horse Protection Association
92 Bofors Cir Epping Industria 2        Cape Town, 7475, South Africa

In 1995 Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) was established, providing vital services and education to the cart horse owners from two rusty shipping containers in an attempt to address the appalling conditions in which these working horses lived and worked. Learn more Visit http://carthorse.org.za/
         Adopt a Horse http://carthorse.org.za/adopt-a-horse/

Today, the Cart Horse Protection Association Clinic and Training Centre, located in Epping, boasts a farrier agency, harness shop, treatment stalls and paddocks, cart repair workshop, education and training room, administrative offices and a feed storage barn and provides services to over 400 working cart horses and their owners. 
REPORT ABUSE TO 082 6 599 599.
The Centre provides:
A place of safety for working cart horses whose owners and drivers continue to abuse and neglect them, despite our efforts at education and the services offered at the static clinics
Accommodation for sick and injured horses requiring palliative care.
A safe haven for working cart horses needing rest and rehabilitation.
Maternity care for foaling mares.
Our Adoption Programme is managed from the R&R Centre and we have horses needing loving and responsible homes. Visitors and Volunteers are welcome – Please contact our R&R manager to schedule volunteer times on 082 6 566 599 or email adoptions@carthorse.org.za   Directions can be found on our Contact Us page. Open all weeklong.  http://carthorse.org.za/
Vacant positions needed to fill: They are  recruiting new Managing Committee Members.
We are adding additional members to our Managing Committee. These are voluntary posts, please email your CV to Holly (sunshinehaf@gmail.com).
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Friday, August 3rd     Apply  Call +254 720 441178 
Save the Elephants Internships 

Marula Manor, Marula Lane, KarenP.O. Box 54667
Nairobi 00200 Kenya Office: +254 720 441 178

Each year, we accept a small number of interns to Save the Elephants in Kenya. These internships comprise 1-2 month professional placements with one of our research projects in Kenya, designed for university students or graduates pursuing a career in conservation, with skills in scientific data collection and analysis. Structured round our four pillars, these internships harness the skills of interns, while involving them directly with projects. 

Interns contribute to our Long Term Monitoring work, behavioral studies, human elephant conflict or conservation education. Calendar: We accept applications for internships between January to June from the 1st September until 30th October, and then from 1st to 30th April for the August to November period.  http://www.savetheelephants.org/project/internships/
Email info@savetheelephants.org
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Friday, August 3rd        Ongoing 
Help The Seals of Namibia,  (Get new App) 
Namibia   South Africa

Why is Namibia seal hunt considered the cruelest? Visit our website to learn more."The Seals of Nam" is a global initiative that had its humble beginnings in mid 2010. Founded by well known South African animal rights campaigner, Pat Dickens, "The Seals of Nam" aims to unite interested parties to bring the stench of the Namibian seal massacre to the nostrils of an indignant world.  http://www.thesealsofnam.org/

We will continue to fight for an end of the Namibian hunt. We believe it to be unsustainable, illegal, immoral, uneconomical and a violation of human rights as well as basic animal welfare standards. We encourage other organizations to join us in our initiative, to set aside any differences and to put up a united front against the atrocities that are perpetuated on the Cape Fur Seals. If you are an official representative and would like to involve YOUR organization, please do so by sending us an E-mail thesealsofnam@gmail.com

We would love to have you on board as the stronger our coalition becomes, the better our chances at putting an end to the brutal practice of seal clubbing.      https://sites.google.com/site/thesealsofnam/home/about-us

Get new app to help the seals. http://www.thesealsofnam.org/buycott-the-app-that-hits-back/
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Friday, August 3rd       8:00 am - 5.30 pm 
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary 

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary PO Box 29, McGregor, 6708 Western Cape, South Africa

The mission of Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in the Western Cape, South Africa, is to provide care for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys and to create a culture of respect for all living creatures. For details & RSVP please email: admin@donkeysanctuary.co.za

The establishment of the sanctuary has led to the creation of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers in a region with high unemployment. The Sanctuary is however more than a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, aged and neglected donkeys. A key focus has been an educational component (mainly funded by The Donkey Sanctuary in the United Kingdom) which has a three-fold approach: Classroom projects, Field Trips, Outings and more. See their events. 

But primarily the Donkey Sanctuary provides an immediate and humane response to the needs of gentle and patient creatures that are all too often maltreated and made to endure truly horrific circumstances. http://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/
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Saturday, August 5th             9:00 am-6:00 pm
South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind

The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind was founded in 1953 by Gladys Evans and a temporary training centre was rented at No 1, Glamorgan Road, Parkwood. after she returned from England with her famous guide dog, Sheena. http://www.guidedog.org.za/

This 11 acre property today boasts all the facilities required to train both guide dogs and their blind owners. Read all about the organization and how to apply for a guide dog. Visit http://www.guidedog.org.za/history/
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Saturday, August 4th             10:00 am-til
Vegan Goods Market & Pet Adoptions 
 Vegan Goods Market     Khanyisa Waldorf School   4 Victoria Rd Plumstead   Cape Town , South Africa 

Come and join us at our August Vegan Goods Market for good food, music, adorable doggies up for adoption and more! Organizer: Vegan Goods Market

The Vegan Goods Market’s mission is to provide convenient access to ethical, plant-based food and other vegan goods , whilst offering shoppers a communal environment for social interaction with like-minded people. Visit   https://www.facebook.com/vegangoodsmarket/
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Saturday, August 4th    11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Vegan Cooking Lessons with focus on faux meats: 
Join Vegan Chef On The Run with Šárka Hedström

Vegan Chef On The Run 67 Juweel Street, Jukskei Park Randburg, Gauteng, South AfricaCall +27 84 047 6000

Want to try vegan, but not quite sure how to incorporate plant based meats into your meal plan – come and have a fun day with us, as we show you how!

Just Vegan Cooking Classes: for everyone who wants to help stop animal exploitation, improve environment, eat healthy, help curb worldwide hunger, learn something new, have fun, & make new friends – an exciting, enjoyable experience, join Šárka Hedström at Vegan Chef On The Run for Just Vegan!

Wonderful day of cooking, second Saturday of each month 09h00 to 14h00! Loads of fun and excellent value for money! The focus is on faux meats. More at https://www.facebook.com/VeganChefOnTheRun/
http://justvegan.co.za/2017/12/17/cooking-classes/
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Saturday, August 4th  & Ongoing        11:00 am-12 noon    Mudbath Hour
David Sheldrick Community Outreach

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   PO Box 15555     Nairobi, Kenya

In addition to hosting local and international visitors at the Nairobi Nursery during the elephant orphans’ 11 am to 12 noon daily mudbath hour, the Trust also hosts local school children, who travel from all corners of the country in huge numbers just to see the little elephants enjoying their noon milk feed, and weather permitting, a cooling mudbath. is program has become so popular that the Trust has had to restrict numbers to 200 children per day. 

For over a decade the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Community Outreach Programs have been vital in building sustainable relationships with the local communities bordering Kenya’s National Parks and wildlife protected areas. These successful programs strive to improve living conditions and educational standards, encouraging communities and the next generation to protect their wildlife and environment.  There are many ways to help!
https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/community_outreach.asp
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Saturday, August 4th                            All Day
African Tales 'Save Our Street Dogs' Africanas Month 
Zambia      South Africa

August is Africanas Month   https://www.facebook.com/AfricanTails

To date, we have performed/funded numerous mass sterilisation campaigns, carried out by the Animal Rescue Organisation. Through these campaigns, we have successfully sterilised over 1000 dogs, and counting. We’d like to thank Dr Yvonne Robson from Sunnydale Animal Hospital, Dr Reena Cotton from Citi Vet, Dr Duncan Siegfried and Dr Susan Van Niekerk, the Animal Rescue Organisation and African Tails’ generous donors and selfless volunteers.

Donate on website.See calendar information. Please always submit proof of payment along with contact details to contact@africantails.co.za so that we can give you a tail-wagging thanks.
Learn more about Afican Tales life-saving work and how you can help. Visit http://www.africantails.co.za/

Read about Africanas Dogs & about the rich history.  http://www.africanis.co.za/
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Saturday, August 4th      Ongoing
African Conservation Foundation 

African Conservation Foundation 
P.O. Box 189      South West Province, Cameroon

Help local communities in Cameroon protect their chimpanzees and help Cross River Gorillas. Only about 5,000 Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes vellerosus) are found in Cameroon and Nigeria, most of them in unprotected areas.
 http://www.africanconservation.org/


See available jobs! http://www.africanconservation.org/jobs
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Saturday, August 4th         ALL Day   Ongoing  
N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary =Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

Sanctuary Farm Frauenstein 277    Windhoek, Namibia   +264 61 307 338

-At the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary near Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, volunteers  focus on caring for animals in rehabilitation or permanent captivity. Our Clever Cubs School is also based here, so volunteers can also get involved in the education of San children.
-At Kanaan Desert Retreat and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, volunteers  focus on researching free-roaming populations of carnivores to support our important role in mitigating human-wildlife conflict.
-At Mangetti Cattle Ranch, volunteers  assist in documenting the movements and activities of elephant and wild dog populations so that we can better understand the levels and causes of conflict between these two animal species and the local population.
Environmental Conservation Organization · Wildlife Sanctuary · Education
https://www.facebook.com/naankuse/
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Sunday, August 5th                         9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Jozi Real Food Vegan Market 

Jozi Real Food Market     Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Rd, Greenside, 2193   Johannesburg, South Africa

Jozi Real Food Market once a month, Vegan market on Sunday!  Join us for a feast of vegan foods, arts, crafts and entertainment !

Stalls are still available if you are interested, please contact one of the hosts or email us direct lollipops@telkomsa.net  This market will take place the first Sunday of every month!
Visit https://www.freshlocalmarkets.com/market/434/jozi-real-food-vegan-market
https://www.facebook.com/events/999455016838937/
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Sunday, August 5th      Starts at 11:00 am-til
B.A.R.C. Fundraiser
Spit Braii Bikini Bike & Car Wash Free Fun Day

Shop1 Lakeden Centre Lakefield

Cool Z Crafty Corner, Free Fun Day, Chili Sauce Tasting, & Competition. Craft Beer & Gin Tasting. Prizes & Raffle! All to benefit BARC help the animals. 

BARC continues to assist pet owners every week with food and basic care, as well as bringing sick animals that require veterinary care in to our amazing vets for treatment.

Every week we are seeing more and more people who need assistance, so we are appealing for donations of dry and wet/tinned food to meet the ever growing need.
http://www.thebarcers.co.za/
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Sunday, August 5th           Ongoing   
ONE Campaigns
Silver Stream Office Park
1st Floor, Main Building 10 Muswell Rd Bryanston 2191 Johannesburg, SA

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. 

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.

Cofounded by Bono, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens. Website is  http://www.one.org/
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​ Monday, August 6th    All day       Meet Early am 
Zambia Farmers’ Day

Agricultural Society Showgrounds     (Near Sunset Stadium)
Thabo Mbeki Rd,Lusaka          Zambia,    SE Africa

In early August, the people across Zambia celebrate Farmers’ Day each year. The celebration is marked by a National Agricultural show where the expansive showgrounds in Lusaka, Zambia, come alive with farmers, politicians, and ordinary citizens and their families. 

This year's theme for the Farmer's Day Ag Show:

There are games and exhibits and carnival rides for children, agricultural demos and awards, performances, food, and more! Zambians are very dependent on farming, with many people using it as their profession. We wish a happy farmers’ day to the people! 

Farmers Day celebrates the country of Zambia's agricultural sector, praises their efforts in providing crops to feed the country, and gives them a day to relax from their labors. Governmental officials normally give speeches outlining the advances in the harvest of crops, particularly maize. But average citizens enjoy a variety of sporting events that are held on the Farmers Day weekend. In Zambia there is a Closed Tennis Championship on Farmers Day. Other events include soccer championships. http://www.holiday-times.com/public-holidays-zambia/

CONTACTS : Embassy of the Republic of Zambia 2419 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
  Washington, D.C. 20008 202-265-9717; www.zambiaembassy.org 

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. It is the first and still the only country in Africa that manufactures mobile phones. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt to the northwest.
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Monday August 6 to August 7 2018
Animal Science 2018 Conference
New Advances in Veterinary and Animal Science

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road, Next to Dubai Municipality Building, Deira Creek - Duba Dubai, UAE

We take the joy to welcome all the Animal Researchers, Veterinarians, Students and Delegates to take part in International Meeting on Veterinary and Animal Science which is to be held during August 06 - 07, 2018 at Dubai, UAE.

Animal Science Conference will be an inventive and useful International gathering mirroring the heading of Veterinary & Animal science in the 21st century and offers an extensive variety of redirection to members of all foundations. This gathering gives an incredible chance to talk about the most recent advancements inside the field.
E-mail: animalscience@annualmeet.org 
Website: http://www.meetingsint.com/veterinary-conferences/animalscience/
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Monday August 6th            9:00 pm-12:00 midnight 
Animal Welfare Adventure
 Hosted by Africa Network for Animal Welfare 

Africa Network for Animal Welfare [ANAW]
Off Mbagathi Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Network for Animal Welfare [ANAW] 2 week adventure.
This is a two week adventure into the heart of Kenya, in which participants will engage in anti-rabies clinics and community education with the objective of decreasing animal suffering and increasing individual awareness for animal encounters. The trip is led by Colorado based veterinarian Julie Kelly, and Kenyan veterinarians, Dr. Maryann Kagai, Dr. Dennis Makau, with assistance from program director Kahindi Lekalhaile.

To work with communities and partners to promote humane treatment of all animals through compassion, protection, advocacy, and informed attitude change for greater good for mankind.          anaw-usa-adventures.squarespace.com
https://www.facebook.com/ANAWafrica/
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Tuesday,  August 7th   Ongoing 
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation 

Giraffe Conservation Foundation 26 Grasmere Rd    Purley    Surrey CR8 1DU England

-Promote the importance and profile of giraffe conservation on the international stage.
-Secure viable, and protect existing, habitat for giraffe and other wildlife.
-Support dedicated and innovative research to better understand giraffe ecology, conservation and management.
-Establish the current status of all giraffe populations and (sub)species to support and inform their conservation and management.
-Identify key threats to giraffe and innovative ways to mitigate these.
-Develop a world class network of individuals and organisations dedicated to securing the future of giraffe.  And much more!
Learn how to help the giraffes http://www.giraffeconservation.org/contact_us.php
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Ongoing 
Amazing Giraffe Facts & Photos
http://www.livescience.com/27336-giraffes.html
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Tuesday, August 7th       Ongoing 
Morocco’s First Pet-therapy Comes to 
Rabat Children Hospital

Rabat Children's Hospital  Rabat-Morocco 10100

Cats, dogs, rabbits and other furry animals can accompany patients on their journey toward recovery, beginning June 28 in Souissi Children’s Hospital, Rabat.

Perhaps one of the most-anticipated and needed additions to Morocco’s health system is animal-assisted therapy, due to the many benefits it gives to the patient’s emotional and psychological well-being.

The first of its kind in the country will be dedicated to children battling illness in Rabat’s Children Hospital, thanks to an initiative by the Friends of the Children’s Hospital in Rabat Association (AAHER) and the High Institute of Audiovisual Works and Cinemas.
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/05/247104/moroccos-first-pet-therapy/
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Tuesday, August 7th (til Aug 31)        10:00 am-5:00 pm 
A Fine Art Show and Sale Benefiting
 The Tanzanian Ivory Orphans’ Sanctuary

Columbine Gallery 2683 North Taft Avenue, Loveland, Colorado 80538
Phone 970.667.2015

 Artist Ambassadors Against Poaching representatives of the African Wildlife Trust will be showcased at Columbine Gallery this August during our 23rd Annual National Sculptors' Guild exhibit  

Proceeds from the sale of their artwork will go to protecting Africa's Endangered Wildlife. Specifically, this show and sale will benefit the Tanzanian Ivory Orphans’ Sanctuary, the country’s first official refuge for elephant calves orphaned due to poaching.

Nine highly acclaimed international artists working to bring awareness to the ongoing poaching crisis in Africa since 2013. These nine artists have pledged themselves to helping AWT and its efforts in saving the African Elephant through their art and donations, speaking engagements, museum exhibitions and gallery sales. They work to spread the word about the harm of poaching and to raise funds for African Wildlife Trust.  http://www.columbinegallery.com/african-wildlife-trust.html
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Tuesday,  August  7th           6:00 pm -til
1st African Ranger Awards to honor Rangers 
 in Cape Town

Westin Hotel in Cape Town Convention Square, Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Phone: +27 21 412 9999

UN Environment, through the African Elephant Fund- a funding mechanism for implementing the African Elephant Action Plan (AEAP) across the African Continent – is proud to take part in this important award for excellence as a member of the judging panel. The 2018 Paradise Foundation International Awards received a total of 138 nominations for outstanding service in protecting and conserving wildlife. The 50 finalists, representing 17 African countries, demonstrated exceptional passion, commitment, and dedication, combatting poaching, habitat loss, and the illegal trade in wildlife.
https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/blogpost/african-rangers-receive-first-international-award-protecting-wildlife

The international awards ceremony will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on the 7th of August 2018. http://www.africanelephantfund.org/
http://www.pfi.org.cn/en/mission/ranger-awards/
Any enquiries, please contact: rangers@pfi.org.cn
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Wednesday, August 8th            Ongoing All Day 
Cheetah Conservation Fund: Internship or Working Guest, Order Cheetah Youth Books!

Cheetah Conservation Fund    P.O. Box 1755     Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Would you like to come to CCF as a volunteer or intern? First of all, THANK YOU! Your interest in our program, and your willingness to contribute to our work is very much appreciated. We know that our volunteers and interns see working with CCF as the opportunity of a lifetime, and we want you to have the kind of experience that has a lasting impact on your life.   Visit https://cheetah.org/news-blog/

CCF books Chewbaaka and  A Future for Cheetahs available now!  See to the left.  CCF has chapter and affiliate organizations around the world, and maintains an office in Alexandria, Virginia in the United States.  https://cheetah.org/
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Wednesday, August 8th           Ongoing Campaign 
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International  U.S. headquarters  800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315

Protecting and Studying Wild Gorillas Every Day
Dian Fossey dedicated her life to saving gorillas from extinction. Today, more than 50 
years later, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and its Karisoke Research Center still carry 
her legacy forward, in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, directly 
protecting endangered gorillas in the wild every day. Website https://gorillafund.org/

The Fossey Fund’s holistic approach to conservation includes:
 Daily protection of mountain gorillas and Grauer's gorillas
 Extensive research and scientific studies related to gorillas and conservation
 Training the next generation of conservationists in Africa
 Helping local communities thrive and connect to conservation through livelihood, 
food security, capacity-building, and education programs.

For more information, please visit our website: gorillafund.org, or call +1 404 624 5881
Look for us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: /savinggorillas

Visit our gorilla conservation exhibitat the Karisoke Research Center, Musanze, 
Rwanda.For hours and tours, contact infokarisoke@gorillafund.org
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   Thursday, August 9th   All Day 
South Africa Women's Day 

(Public Holiday) Across South Africa 
Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our nation; - the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government. 

Inaugurated in 1994, along with a free, democratic South Africa, the public holiday commemorates a 1956 protest lead by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. To rise up against the legislation that required black South Africans to carry the "pass" (special identification documents which infringed on their freedom of movement during the Apartheid era), approximately 20 000 women from all over the country took to the streets of Pretoria – many carrying the children of their white bosses on their backs – to stage a peaceful march to the Union Buildings.

An inspiring display of political strength, female solidarity and inner fortitude, the march on August 9, 1956 is both a reminder of the great women who helped mold South Africa and the trailblazing women who continue to lead the country forward.  Events: http://www.sa-venues.com/events/southafrica/national-womens-day/

https://www.sa-venues.com/events/southafrica/national-womens-day/
http://www.sahistory.org.za/article/history-womens-struggle-south-africa

Cape Town events 
http://www.capetownmagazine.com/womens-day-events

Why S. Africa Celebrates Womens's Day differently than everyone else. 
https://www.capetownmagazine.com/public-holiday-womens-day
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Thursday,  August 9th  All Day 
'International Day of the World's Indigenous People'
2018 Theme: “Indigenous Peoples’ Migration and Movement”

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The theme this year is “Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement” to highlight the situation of migration & transborder movements of indigenous peoples. More info: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples-2018.html       #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Africa's Indigenous Tribes
https://www.africa.com/africas-indigenous-tribes-preserved-cultures-centuries/

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first pronounced by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).
http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

People from different nations are encouraged to participate in observing the day to spread the UN’s message on indigenous peoples. Activities may include educational forums and classroom activities to gain an appreciation and a better understanding of indigenous peoples. Events inc messages from the UN secretary general and other key leaders, performances by indigenous artists, panel discussions on reconciliation.

UN Sponsor: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Activities: An event at UNHQ in New York will feature speakers and video clips from indigenous media orgs.  Email  indigenous_un@un.org
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Thursday, August  9th                        All day 
Pets as Therapy South Africa 

Pets As Therapy    39 Innesfree Way  Constantia     Western Cape, South Africa 7806

PAT organises therapeutic visits by pet owners who volunteer to take their pets (mainly dogs) to visit people in hospitals, hospices, retirement homes, frail care facilities, special needs schools residential centres, and a variety of other venues. PAT visits bring company, support, comfort, pleasure, stress relief and stimulation to those living permanently or temporarily in the  establishments.

We are committed to enriching the lives of people who are residents or patients at a variety of organisations and facilities in and around the Western Cape and further afield. We achieve this through friendly, regular and controlled visits by accredited volunteers and their animal companions. Become involvedhttp://www.pat.org.za/
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Thursday, August 9th                                         All Day
International Vegetarian Union 

122 Vegan Sub-Saharan African Recipes Contributed by Vegetarians & Vegans from Around the World!
http://www.ivu.org/recipes/african/index.html
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Thursday, August 9th                  10:00 am- 3:30pm by appt only pls
   Barking Mad Dogtown "Chip for Cheaper"
Dogtown SA   NPO 095-264    PBO 930032491       South Africa 

Microchips for your dogs. See website for details! Visit 
http://barkingmad.co.za/event/chip-for-cheaper-ongoing/

Mission To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Who we are--We are a team of qualified animal behaviorists and trainers, dedicated to helping misunderstood dogs, become the dogs we all know they can be. Phone 076 044 1979.  Open daily except Tuesdays.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/DogtownSA/info?tab=page_info
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                    Thursday, August 9th and Ongoing
Art of Conservation =Conservation Heritage - Turambe

Art of Conservation, Inc.    B.P. 4, District Musanze  Province du Nord, Rwanda            Eastern-central Africa

*Thanks to Julie Ghrist, such a beautiful soul and original founder of Art of Conservation and all the young ones for all they do.   Learn more about them on  their website. Please help them continue their work. 

The Republic of Rwanda known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is a landlocked country located in the Great Lakes region of eastern-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. Although close to the equator, the country has a cool temperate climate due to its high elevation. The terrain consists mostly of grassy uplands and gently rolling hills. Abundant wildlife, including rare mountain gorillas! 
http://www.art-of-conservation.org/        http://wildlifedirect.org/
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Friday, August 10th                          All Day
World Lion Day
Locations of events in Africa are on map on website:
http://worldlionday.com/

An independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide. Started in 2013 "Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves" https://www.facebook.com/WorldLionDay/

In celebration of the world's most iconic species and the King of all Beasts - The Lion. 
World Lion Day is the first annual campaign to raise much needed conservation awareness for the 'Vulnerable' African lion and 'Endangered' Asiatic lion. The lion is an enduring symbol across the nations and has fascinated man throughout the millennia. To lose such a species would be to lose a significant part of our global heritage. 

The Olare Motorolgi  http://www.greatplainsconservation.com/pdf/lion_prides.pdf

Join us in saving this magnificent species and unite those across the world in recognising their importance to us culturally, symbolically, economically and biologically. 'Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves'  Visit  http://worldlionday.com/

17 Stunning Images of the King of the Jungle- 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11794159/World-Lion-Day-17-stunning-images-celebrating-the-King-of-the-Jungle.html

African Lion Facts!
http://www.africa-wildlife-detective.com/african-lions.html

Ewaso Lions Warrior Watch-
In 2010, Ewaso Lions launched Warrior Watch, which protects lions by engaging Samburu warriors, a group traditionally neglected in conservation decision-making.
Warrior Watch makes warriors ambassadors for lions within their communities, while raising awareness about conservation and advocating for peaceful co-existence with lions and wildlife.
http://ewasolions.org/conservation/warrior-watch/ 
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Friday, August 11th     Ongoing 
Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Africa Programs
*Expansion of the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center...Creating a larger, more natural setting for JGI’s sanctuary chimpanzees.

The Jane Goodall Institute-USA Headquarters
1595 Spring Hill Rd Suite 550 Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 682-9220

The Institute is committed to expanding its facilities to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of the animals under its care, as well as the safety of JGI’s dedicated staff.  

With the cooperation and assistance of the Congolese government and other partners, JGI will relocate 60 of the largest and strongest chimpanzees from the existing TCRC site to Tchindzoulou Island, one of the three islands in the Kouilou River. Learn how to support JGI and the many life-saving, community building programs benefitting Africa's animals pioneered by Dr. Jane Goodall! http://www.janegoodall.org/programs/africa-programs
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Friday, August 10th     Send a Net Today!
   Nothing But Nets-Fighting Malaria
~~Send a Net-Save a Life~~

United Nations Foundation/Nothing But Nets
PO Box 96539    Washington, DC 20090   Phone 202.887.9040

Malaria kills. Nets save lives. Send a net. Save a life! 
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life. Email info@nothingbutnets.net Phone 202.887.9040 Website http://www.NothingButNets.net
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Sunday, August 12th    All day 
United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day
The theme of International Youth Day 2018 is 
"Safe Spaces for Youth."

United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities. 
See Africa events!
Visit  https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/international-youth-day-2018.html
Many activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world. Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment. Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements.  http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/united-nations-observances/

The UN defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. Many of these young men and women live in developing countries and their numbers are expected to rise steeply.  Visit website http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/
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Sunday, August 12th         7:30 am-4:00 pm 
VEGAN FOOD FAIR SA

Klitsgras Drumming Circle    Garsfontein Rd, Pretoria, 0056, South Africa

Pretoria’s vegan food market, with live entertainment and more!
 Gates open 9:00 and ends at 16:00. (Sunrise service 7:30 am. See below ) 
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Come and join us at the Vegan Food Fair in Pretoria, an event for vegans,vegetarians and like-minded people. There is nothing quite like this in the country in terms of variety and experience.

• Big variety stalls selling food, cosmetics, produce and the like...
• Games for all ages with the focus on family and friends.
• Music interaction for the kids and a live act to entertain the adults.
• Friendly pets are welcome (have leashes ready please)
Hashtag for the event: #VeganFairPta, #immortalwortel
07:30 Secret Sunrise Johannesburg (tickets)
8.30 Meditation 
9:00 Yoga – Hotpod Yoga Pretoria (Please bring own mats. There will be a couple extras for those who don’t have one.)For more info please contact: 
veganfoodfairsa@gmail.co.za
Nina - 084 207 2914 (Chief logistics officer) Henry - 072 187 2986 (CEO)
Melissa – 073 151 4392 (Chief Stalls Officer)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/immortalwortel/events/?ref=page_internal
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                   Sunday, August 12th                        All day
    World Elephant Day ~Focus on African & Asian Ele's
Across Africa!

World Elephant Day was created so the world can learn about and act on solutions to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.

Poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, better management of their natural habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and when appropriate the reintroducing of captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.

*Watch the stunning  movie on home page of their website. "Return to the Forest." World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.  Learn more http://worldelephantday.org/
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​     Sunday, August 12th     Spotlight 
Soweto Gospel Choir
South Africa
The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa, by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, two choir directors. The more than 30-member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, Negro spirituals, reggae and American popular music. The group performed at the first of the 46664 concerts for Nelson Mandela and has since toured internationally several times.

Their albums Blessed and African Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively. On 7 July 2007 they performed at the South African leg of Live Earth. Also in 2007, they joined Robert Plant in contributing to Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard Records), performing their version of Domino's "Valley of Tears".

At the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, the group backed John Legend with the Peter Gabriel/Thomas Newman song "Down to Earth", a song from WALL-E nominated for "Best Song" that year, having performed with Gabriel in the original version of the song.
The amazing group performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw on 4 December 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. See 2017 tour dates.
          http://www.sowetogospelchoir.com/                  
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Sunday, August 12th     Ongoing 
        Vet Opportunities in Africa - SAVMA IVSA

             International Exchange Opportunities for Veterinary  Students                                                                         https://www.avma.org/About/SAVMA/Events/InternationalExchange/Pages/Exchange-Opportunities-in-Africa.aspx
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                Sunday, August 12th  Ongoing
Zambia Dog Rescue
Zambia          South Africa

Animals posted on Rescue Me! are viewed by thousands every day and most find homes fast! See extensive website. Each week stray animals, animals at shelters, and animals from families forced to move suddenly are posted here. The vast majority are adopted in a very short time.

Do you have an animal emergency? Post your animal now. (You can even help by posting animals belonging to someone else, or those at a shelter.)
Visit http://dog.rescueme.org/zm
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Sunday, August 13th Ongoing
Animal Rescue Organisation of South Africa 

* Eastern Cape. See our fantastic event coming in September on our website-all to support the animals!

Learn more about our education programme. The Programme looks at a number of issues such as:
~ Caring for animals needs and understanding the kind of needs their pets have
~ Fear of dogs and what to do if you are attacked
~ Sterilisation and the reasons why it is so important
~ P      rimary health care of animals at home
~ Careers with animals
~ Showing compassion and understanding towards animals

Primary Health includes deworming, vaccination and nutritional issues. Domestic animals need to be dewormed and vaccinated, and dogs need to be dipped against Mange. Deworming and dipping prevents the spread of disease to humans, particularly children within these communities. Anti-Rabies injections are also given to all dogs and cats.   Please help the Animal Rescue Organization of South Africa.  http://www.animalrescue.org.za/
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Sunday, August 12th Ongoing
African Wildlife Foundation Book 
 Lulu is a Rhinoceros to Benefit AWF

African Wildlife Foundation    Ngong Road, Karen   P.O. Box 310   Nairobi, Kenya  00502

A portion of the book’s proceeds will help support AWF’s goal of making sure that real-life rhinos are able to thrive in the wild. Starting today, Lulu’s story — which we all can relate to — can be found wherever books are sold, including on Kindle and Amazon.com.

Make sure to follow along on Lulu’s adventures at www.Luluisarhino.com and @luluisarhino
https://www.awf.org/news/canine-hero-childrens-book-saves-rhinos-awf

For over 50 years, AWF has provided support for communities and governments to increase their ability to monitor wildlife, oversee protected areas, and a broad range of other critical conservation efforts. African Wildlife Foundation continues to work with the U.S. government on African wildlife and human livelihood issues. AWF has significantly ramped up its anti-poaching work in the last several years, including activities, such as:

-Providing paramilitary training, uniforms, and surveillance and communications equipment, and motorized transport to hundreds of scouts and wildlife rangers in nearly a dozen African countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa;

-Helping authorities coordinate anti-poaching efforts across national borders; Funding canine detection units to sniff out rhino horn and elephant ivory in airports and other transit hotspots in Kenya, with plans to expand efforts into Southern Africa;

-Providing camera traps and other surveillance support for protected area authorities to monitor rhino populations; and Launching a celebrity-driven public awareness campaign in Asia to reduce consumer demand for rhino horn and elephant ivory. http://www.awf.org/
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Sunday, August 12th Ongoing
Elephant Aid
EHRA        PO Box 2146                   Swakopmund, Namibia 

Elephant Human Relations Aid enables volunteers to Africa to contribute to elephant conservation and our volunteer project aims to reduce conflict between elephants and humans.

Volunteer in Africa. Elephant Human Relations Aid enables volunteers to Africa to contribute to elephant conservation and our volunteer project aims to reduce conflict between elephants and humans. Learn how to help and volunteer in Africa. Visit website  http://www.desertelephant.org/
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Ongoing   All day 
SOS Elephants Anti-Poaching

SOS Elephants c/o Stephanie    P.O. Box 66 33      N'Djamena, Chad  Africa

Anti Poaching  1) Right now most of the anti-poaching teams in Chad are mainly soldiers from the State. These soldiers are doing an amazing job. However there are areas that are not protected and heavily populated by elephants. Our goal is to get rangers from local communities to protect these areas. We want to provide them with salaries, vehicles, phones, and any other equipment needed for the job. 

SOS Elephants most notable efforts are to put an end to the slaughter of Chad’s elephants. We have been working very closely with the Head of State himself Idriss Déby Itno , who is very passionate about the survival and future of the elephants in Chad.  We are in the field daily working to put an end to poaching. We  have set up several goals that we are hoping to accomplish in the near future. Learn how to help.  http://www.soselephants.org/
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Ongoing   All day 
Join SERENGETI Watch
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Watch is an outgrowth of SaveTheSerengeti.org  which spontaneously formed to oppose a commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park. It is a permanent nonprofit organization that will monitor the Serengeti and bring world opinion and support to bear on vital issues.

Serengeti Watch is hosted by the Earth Island Institute, a highly respected 501(c)3 conservation organization that has earned the highest rating on Charity Navigator and an A Rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.  See The Need for Serengeti Watch.  Read more: http://www.savetheserengeti.org/           
Email  info@savetheserengeti.org
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/STOP-THE-SERENGETI-HIGHWAY/125601617471610
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Ongoing Campaign
Four Paws International
Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife 

FOUR PAWS South Africa                                                              
The Green Building   Westlake Business Park 9B Bell Crescent                                 Phone: +27 21 702 4277      
             
The three lions FOUR PAWS rescued from Al-Bisan zoo in Gaza are enjoying their new lives at the New Hope Center near Amman to the fullest. They have already been vaccinated and the two male lions will soon be vasectomised. As soon as they no longer require  close monitoring,  the three lions will be moved from their adaption enclosure to a larger enclosure, which will become their temporary home for the meantime. 

However, FOUR PAWS together with the Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) is creating a new wildlife sanctuary in Jordan. This will not only be home to the three lions rescued from Gaza, but for many more wild animals rescued from bad keeping conditions and illegal trade.  You can help---Visit http://www.four-paws.org.za/
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Ongoing
How to Help Working Horses & Donkeys of Africa

Please read from 'The Horse' to see how much these wonderful animals need all our help.
http://www.thehorse.com/features/34557/beasts-of-burden-africas-working-horses-and-donkeys

Organizations that help these hard-working creatures:
1. The Brookehttp://www.thebrookeusa.org/

2. The Donkey Sanctuaryhttp://www.thedonkeysanctuary 

3. The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroadhttps://spana.org/ 

4. Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary  http://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/
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Ongoing
African Grey Parrot Care 

The African grey parrot is one of the most talented talking/ mimicking birds on the planet, giving it quite a reputation among bird enthusiasts. Not only do bird keepers love this intelligent bird, it’s one of the most recognizable species to bird novices as well – everyone knows the African grey parrot. Proper Care Tips. 
https://pasaprimates.org/

The Africa Bird Club 
The ABC covers the ornithology of the following geographic region:
Continental Africa
Indian Ocean islands west of 80° East, e.g. Madagascar, Mascarene islands and Socotra, Atlantic Ocean on or east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, e.g. Tristan da Cunha group, Azores and Canaries.

About a quarter of the world's bird species, more than 2500, have been recorded in this region, with 332 included on BirdLife International’s Red Data species list for 2011, the most recent summary of the world's threatened and near-threatened species.
https://www.parrots.org/projects/grey-parrot
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Sunday, August 12th Ongoing
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
~Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the World~

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
Solwesi Road,                    Copperbelt, Zambia

Chimfunshi is one of the oldest and largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognised as such. But that wasn’t always the case; the founders David and Sheila Siddle used to be smiled at for their unorthodox methods to adopt and nurse orphaned and injured chimpanzees. History >

The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is sheltering 132 chimpanzees at the moment at the Project Area and Orphanage. At the Project Area, nearly 100 chimpanzees live in four separate communities in enclosures measuring between 19 and 77 hectares each. Chimpanzees from all over the world are rescued from poachers and amusement parks and brought to the Orphanage at Chimfunshi. Most of them are injured and traumatised and need intensive care. As soon as they are in good health, they are carefully integrated into one of the chimpanzee families. Become involved in one of their projects!  http://www.chimfunshi.de/en/chimfunshi/chimfunshi/ 
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Sunday, August 12th        Ongoing 
10 MOST ENDANGERED ANIMALS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Riverine Rabbit, The Black Rhino,  The Pickergill’s Reedfrog, The Cape Vulture, African Wild Dog, The Cheetah, The Northern White Rhino, The African Penguin, Blue Crane, 
Knysna Seahorse.

https://www.rnews.co.za/article/15604/the-10-most-endangered-animals-in-south-africa
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                    Sunday, August 12th                              6:00 pm-7:00 local time
  A Prayer for the Animals & People of Africa

Join in with  all of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious people &  animals of Africa. We are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm.  This is a multi-faith observance. 

Light a candle.  Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the people and animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. 
Visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

Prayer Works.  God Bless You.
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Saturday, August 18th    (Celebrated all month  --all day & evening)
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day!

Globally
Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of every August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Please find a way to help homeless animals who need us ---------especially on this day.

Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website. http://www.isaronline.org/
http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad/
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 SaturdayAugust 31                 early am to dusk                          
Maralal Camel Derby
Maralal
Kenya, South Africa

The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held midyear just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce.

Many local professional camel racers come to compete each year. Some of the finest racing camels are seen in town during the race period. The race is a great social event, and the major event on the Maralal Calendar. Both competitors and visitors to Maralal join in the festivities in and around town. The atmosphere in town on race day is electric and entertaining. http://www.magicalkenya.com/what-to-do/events-and-festivals/maralal-camel-derby/

https://www.facebook.com/events/891850830954960/
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Year Round Ongoing 
Best Time of the Year to visit Africa to see the 
Amazing Animals.
An African safari is a costly vacation, so planning where and when to go are crucial to get the most for your money. Top destinations include Tanzania's Serengeti National Park for zebra and wildebeest migration; Kenya's Masai Mara National Park for lion, leopard and cheetah; South Africa's Kruger National Park for birds and a variety of species; Botswana's Selinda Reserve for a high concentration of wildlife; and Zambia's South Luangwa National Park for leopards. Visit 
http://traveltips.usatoday.com/time-year-visit-africa-weather-viewing-animals-17388.html
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Click on the swimming dolphins to hear "One Love. "
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New 2018 Calendar will be growing extensively.