When we purchased the 455 acres of land for the sanctuary in South Africa, much of it was denuded by agriculture and grazed out. As well as building the habitats for our rescued lions and tigers, we have been steadily re-wilding the land, seeing an explosion in wildflowers, wildlife, birds, insects and this week we are planting 24 more large trees thanks to the generous support of Trees for Tigers USA run by ADIWS founders, Tom and Carolyn Long. Trees for Tigers USA have the great mission of providing trees and enrichment for sanctuaries and have previously purchased numerous trees for ADIWS and the materials for many of our platforms.
It is a truly wonderful sight, seeing a rescued lion (like Leo and Muñeca) in the shade of one of our established trees home in Africa where they should be. Our latest trees will grow and be a real legacy for generations to come at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary, and as we reclaim the land, we will provide a haven for more and more wildlife.
We would like to do another, even bigger, wave of tree-planting at the end of this year. Please help if you can. If you travel by air and want to offset the carbon, why not consider paying to plant some trees at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary?