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Mark Rutherfoord

The Gondwana Conservation Foundation (GCF) has been established as a non-profit organization to contribute to the conservation of South Africa’s threatened and endangered wildlife and vegetation relevant to the Southern Cape through active management, training and skills development of the local people. The Southern Cape is home to one of the most critically endangered vegetation types on earth (Fynbos) and has a high unemployment rate within the region. The foundation currently has three active projects:

Rainbow Rhino Initiative which sponsors anti-poaching training courses and is establishing a breeding population of rhino.

Conservation Kids program which invites local schools for fun and educational outings on the reserve exposing them to career opportunities in conservation.

Cheetah re-wilding program which helps semi captive cheetah learn to hunt again with the ultimate goal to establish a sustainable breeding program of free roaming cheetah in the Western Cape.