Endangered Species Introduction
The Africa Experience conservation vision focusses on the re-introduction of once endemic species to the Tuli. The majestic sable antelope as well as both white and black rhinoceros were once found in our area but were decimated by illicit trophy hunting during the last century. Jurgen Elbertse, our operations director, has had substantial experience in rhino relocations in a South African game reserve and is the driving force between a growing team of conservationists, researchers, vets and international wildlife specialists that is being networked to make these re-introductions as reality. The conservation world is fully aware of the drastic plight of our African rhino species who face extinction due to relentless poaching pressure, and our intention is to create a stand for them here in Tuli.
Anti Poaching and Smartparks
Together with the Dutch Smartparks organisation, Timbo is rolling out their wildlife monitoring system. This LoRa system is considered to be the leading state of the art system in not only tracking wildlife in remote and un accessible areas but also the best aid to conduct anti-poaching and fence control. Timbo is the first to roll this out in Botswana in close cooperation with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. To further assist the Botswana Government in fighting the poaching of rhinos, Timbo has donated an aircraft allowing them to patrol the vast wilderness areas in which these magnificent animals roam.
Upgrading of the Tuli backline fence
We are proud to be at the forefront of a historical collaboration with the Botswana Department of National Parks and Wildlife with the upgrading of 30kms of the Central Tuli backline fence. Funded by the Timbo Afrika Foundation, the dilapidated old fence is being replaced with a fully electrified game proof barrier.
This is essential as elephant may leave the reserve and damage crops and plantations, while predators may kill and threaten livestock. We are committed to resolving these conflict flashpoints in an effort to forge long lasting community partnerships that are essential to the future of African game reserves.
Construction began in mid February, so please follow the progress through our social media and blogs. If you would like to discover more about assisting this valuable project, please visit www.timbo-afrika-foundation.org.