Wines for the Wild

South Africa is home to some of the most magnificent plants and animals in the world. Every bottle of Lost Boy wine is paired with a specific wildlife conservation project committed to protecting and rehabilitating some of the most endangered species on the planet. R300,00 from every case sold goes directly to these projects. As these very limited-quantity wines begin to sell out, we will take you inside the organizations, their projects, and show you the impact the contribution we make together has on the protection of some these incredible creatures.

Conservation Partners

Meet the organizations and people behind the self-less wildlife conservation efforts each wine supports:

Wild Dog and RhinoWildlife ACT

Wildlife ACT Fund is a registered South African Non-Profit, established in 2008 with a vision to save Africa’s iconic and endangered species from extinction, thereby enabling broad-scale biodiversity conservation.

Through strategic partnerships and sustainable funding models our mission is to:

·       Implement professional and strategic monitoring and research to enable and inform effective conservation management of wildlife;

·       Identify and develop programmes within surrounding communities to support biodiversity conservation and socioeconomic development;

·       Secure existing protected areas and support range expansion of African wildlife.

Wildlife ACT believes that partnerships are crucial. It allows us to effectively carry out the conservation work required across the region, bringing stability and consistency of approach with the benefits of continuity.

African PenguinAfrican Seabird and Penguin Sanctuary

Opened in 2015, the APSS is as a custom-designed marine bird rehabilitation center.

We provide temporary care to diseased, displaced, injured, oiled and abandoned marine birds with special focus on the endangered African penguin. Marine bird rescue, rehabilitation and releases part of the conservation management plan to stabilize and maintain population numbers.

Rehabilitation is a re-active but important intervention. Every single penguin saved through rehabilitation contributes to the conservation effort, to prevent the extinction of the African penguin.

Cape LeopardProject Ingwe

Leopard’s are the apex predator in the Cape. With regards to conservation, they are an umbrella species which means by better understanding and protecting them, we simultaneously conserve all of the other animals within the ecosystem around them. The two greatest threats to Cape Leopards include:

  1. Habitat loss due to agricultural and urban expansion
  2. Persecution due to conflicts over livestock and a vast misunderstanding of this species

Project Ingwe takes on these risks through the use of camera traps across the Walker Bay region. By working with land owners and communities, Project Ingwe has set up and continues to expand on an extensive network of these camera devices which monitor and survey wildlife activity. This info then provides valuable and tangible data on populations, important habitat corridors, and opportunities to better conserve various species. This all happens while creating a more positive perception of leopards and conservation as a whole with farmers and local communities.

PangolinAfrican Pangolin Working Group

Also known as ‘scaly anteaters’, Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world due to the demand for their scales and meat primarily from the Asian market. Due to this, Pangolin poaching has made the species greatly endangered and without action, the Pangolin will be extinct in the near future. The African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) was established on 27 June 2011, following an inaugural meeting by a diverse group of people who all have one passion in common – understanding and protecting pangolins in Africa.

The APWG’s objectives are encompassed by its mission statement: “The African Pangolin Working Group will strive towards the conservation and protection of all four African pangolin species by generating knowledge, developing partnerships and creating public awareness and education initiatives.”