How Keen is Your Conscience
SA Animal Sanctuary Alliance
SAASA is the current winner of the Lilizela Tourism Visitor Experience of the Year Award – ‘Wildlife Encounters’, Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award, Overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Award and in the category ‘Best Animal Welfare Initiative‘ – South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) was formerly known as Touch a Monkeys Heart Foundation (TAMHF) – A not for gain organization which in the early days was the sole custodian of all the monkeys at Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay...
The Siya Phambili project was started in 2005 in co-operation with BIA ( Born in Africa ), a Belgian NGO which supports better education up to and including university level. It became apparent that to achieve this, the mothers needed employment. Twelve women suggested beadwork and woollen scarves. A year later a volunteer provided managment, design and marketing skills. With time this project was registered as a business with 3 local women as owners.
Ingwe Eco Warriors
The Ingwe Eco Warriors programme has been specially developed by outdoor education professionals, Ingwe Forest Adventures to highlight the importance of conservation through various different activities. A portion (10%) of proceeds help support locally based climate change project The Green Ticket.