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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. - Native American Proverb

It is imperative to the future of South Africa, and the African continent, that our children learn to love animals, and want to protect them. Conservation is crucial to their futures, and game reserves and wildlife are critical to the development of the tourism industry.

For many communities living in and around game reserves, their survival has resulted in a depletion of wildlife and the environment, e.g poaching to eat, and environmental poaching. The bush meat market poses one of the greatest threats to Africa’ wildlife populations. Research has shown that between 1.9 and 3.5 million tons of bush meat is consumed in Central and Southern Africa on an annual basis (VFAPU).

Poaching on the environment has grown exponentially. Plants are being taken for food, sand is being used to make bricks for shelter, quarry stone for construction purposes, and trees are being cut down for firewood, carvings, and structural supports.