Over the past few years, Owl Rescue Centre has managed to save hundreds of owls. Owl Rescue Centre protects owls through active awareness campaigns, rescue owls that are in danger and rehabilitate and care for owls that have been injured, poisoned or orphaned and then release them back into their natural environment. This is made possible through the generous donations and support of aware citizens.
Over the last year, generous donations helped Owl Rescue Centre to rescue, rehabilitate and release approximately 280 owls. Two new release aviaries were built where rehabilitated owls are released following a ‘soft release’ approach. With educational projects and campaigns we create awareness among communities helping them to understand that owls share our natural habitat and play an important role in the ecological system. The educational projects are aimed to give insight to the misperceptions people have about owls and to inform them that owls pose no threat to human beings.
Our goal now is to raise R140 000 to build a Flight Aviary at our centre. We have identified a perfect location close to the river where we plan to build the Flight Aviary of 3600m³ in size. The specific purpose of the Flight Aviary is to give the owls the opportunity to strengthen their wings after wing injuries have healed and for owlets to learn how to fly properly before they are released. The aviary will provide an enclosure for owls that are very close to their natural environment helping to prepare them to be reintroduced into the wild and increasing their chances of survival. The Flight Aviary will also provide us with a setting for research studies.
We hope you will join us in reaching our fundraising goal. A donation can be made via EFT to: Owl Rescue Centre NPC | Nedbank Current Account | Acc No 1030819580 | Branch Code 19440500
If you know of anyone in a position to help through any means, kindly forward this on to them.
For more information, please contact me directly on [email protected] or 082 719 5463.
We sincerely thank you for your time and continued support.