Since 2013 Gap Africa projects has supported and contributed to the organisation. With their help many rhinos have been protected and we thank them for their continued dedication and contribution to helping to protect the rhino.
TESA Affiliated, Sponsors and AssociatesWe work closely with the following organisations
Gap Africa Projects
SUSCON Africa Foundation
The SUSCON Africa Foundation is a UK not-for-profit company, based in Oxford England. Their goal is to support and ensure the success of sustainability and nature conservation projects throughout Africa, by providing much needed support to conservation teams and projects, the SUSCON Africa Foundation aims to ensure the long term success and prosperity of critical conservation initiatives.
Reserve Protection Agency
RPA links cutting-edge technology with experts from all fields to protect global biodiversity. The RPA Global Research & Development Center provides the entry-point for proving and developing technology applications within conservation and linking them to those with requirements.
MultirotorSA Is an online store based In Port Elizabeth, South Africa specializing in customized aerial Multirotor platforms.
In March 2015 Angie and Myself met to discuss a platform for one of the local game farms to combat poaching. We needed a platform that was effective, Easy to deploy and that can be piloted by any of the rangers.
The Unit also needed to be able to withstand the rigours of a game farm Environment. It was decided that a Multirotor would best be suited. Thermal imaging camera and a standard camera with recording capabilities would best be mounted onto the Multirotor.
A ground station would accompany the Multirotor to secure all the Live viewing and charging equipment in a waterproof case.
This was an exciting development as this would be one of the first collaborations in the Eastern Cape to use Multirotors in the effective fight against poaching!
The package was handed over at the end of April on the Kariega Game Reserve and training followed. All went off without a hitch and the Local rangers all got the hang of flying a Multirotor right out the box.
Thank you to Angie Goody and Thandi's Endangered Species Association Charity for the opportunity to be involved with these projects and we are looking forward to assisting with future endeavours.
Founded by Simon Jones of Helping Rhino’s, Rhino Alliance is a group of independent rhino conservation NGO's who have joined forces to share resources, best practices and most importantly work together where possible. It may sound like a cliché, but the sum of the parts really is far stronger than the individual pieces.
Recent years have seen a number of rhino organisations form, all of which aim to help rhino conservation in the face of a serious poaching epidemic. The goal of Rhino Alliance is bringing together organisations to:
- Enables NGO’s to work together and increasing effectiveness
- Understand each other's work and avoid duplication
- Help raise support for both individual and joint initiatives
Rhino Alliance is NOT another rhino charity that has popped up out of nowhere! As the name suggests, it is an alliance of NGO's from around the world joining together under their own identities to enable everyone to work together and support each other where possible and where it makes sense to do so.
The mission is to ensure the member NGO's feel enabled to maximise their resources by working together, either directly with each other, or by supporting each other's initiatives.
Rhino Alliance members commit to sharing best practices and sharing resources where and when it is appropriate to do so.
While Rhino Alliance work is focussed on the rhino, members do not only work on rhino projects. Many of members will work not only to save the rhino from extinction, but also on projects that will help other endangered species, for example the pangolin, elephant, lion and many others which all face challenges to their future survival.
TESA is a proud member of Rhino Alliance.
Kariega Game Reserve
Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated private game reserve in South Africa stretching across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness in the Eastern Cape. It is home to the most famous rhino in the world Thandi a survivor of a horrific poaching and the inspiration to found Thandi’s Endangered Species Association.
Switched On Entertainment & Events
TESA would like to acknowledge and thank Switched On Entertainment for their kind donation of a marquee for the Royal Manx Agricultural Show 2015 and for their continued support of the charity.