- Wildlands conservation trust - (2 adopted rhinos called HOPE and MADDI)
- Siyabonga Helping Hands - (pay for a teachers salary and help feed 150 children)
- Anne van Dyk cheetah centre -(adopted 3x cheetahs, Egyptian vulture and a wild dog)
- Animals in Distress
- Kitty and puppy haven
- Cheetah outreach (Anatolian Shepard dog project) there is a dog named after Sean’s daughter MADDISON
For more info please visit: www.swtrust.co.za
Why We Need to Protect Bees
- Plants need bees to pollinate, making bees indispensable pollinators of most ecosystems. There are 369,000 flowering plant species, and 90% of them are dependent on insect pollination. A honeybee can usually visit 50-1000 flowers in one trip; if bee takes ten trips a day, a colony with 25,000 forager bees can pollinate 250 million flowers in a day.
- Bees are a keystone species, with other species dependent on them to survive. Many species of animals depend on bees for their survival because their food sources, including nuts, berries, seeds, and fruits, rely on insect pollination.
- Pollination not only makes food available for other organisms but also allows floral growth, which provides habitats for animals, including other insects and birds.
- As pollinators disappear, the effect on the health and viability of crops and native plant communities can be disastrous. We simply cannot survive without bees.
- Pollinators contribute billions to the world economy. The global crop production pollinated by bees is valued at $577 billion. Pollinators contribute $24 billion to the U.S. agriculture industry, making up a third of the food consumed by Americans.
Threats to Bee Species
- Widespread use of pesticides, neonicotinoids and GMOs
- Climate change
- Loss of habitat, including land use changes, habitat fragmentation, loss of bio-diversity
- Bees forced into service; monoculture
- Pests, diseases, viruses, and mold