Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Rehabilitation Centre in the Crags near Plettenberg Bay has always been the place to take injured and abandoned wildlife for rehabilitation. In the past, Tenikwa has relied primarily on the funds generated by tourism and visitors to their centre, in order to employ the right skills and cover the costs of this specialised and expensive rehabilitation work, to ensure that injured animals have every chance of returning to the wild. The rehabilitation service has been provided free of charge to nature authorities and for the community.
However, without a sustainable source of funding, the prolonged impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic has forced Tenikwa to retrench staff and start winding down the wildlife rehabilitation work and even to consider possible closure of the rehabilitation facilities.
Tenikwa has always been there for the wildlife, and now we need to be there now for them. The "Friends of Tenikwa" Fundraising Initiative has been launched to assist Tenikwa to cover the essential monthly costs to keep the rehabilitation facility open. So now is the time to become "A Friend of Tenikwa" by helping them help our wildlife.