Sindisa Foundation

Sindisa Foundation (1998 - 2010)

The Sindisa Foundation evolved from the Biodiversity Trust, a non-profit entity registered in Namibia in 1998 to support wildlife conservation projects and to operate student education expeditions. In 2002 the Biodiversity Trust became the Sindisa Foundation, a charity registered in the United Kingdom. Sindisa worked throughout southern Africa on wildlife conservation, environmental education and rural development projects until 2010, when it handed over to the organisations which Sindisa had helped establish on the ground. During the time it operated, Sindisa managed to achieve much with relatively few resources, and it contributed to solving conservation issues and supporting rural development initiatives in four countries.

Projects Supported

Conservation Centres
Skeleton Coast Research Camp (Namibia 1998)
Amakhala Conservation Centre (South Africa 2002)
Kasanka Field Centre (Zambia 2004)
Ibo Island Conservation Centre (Mozambique 2006)
Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary (Mozambique 2007)
Leadwood Institute Trust (Zimbabwe, 2009/10)

            Skeleton Coast Research Centre                                   Amakhala Conservation 
Centre                                 Ibo Island Conservation Centre


Expeditions, Placements and Education
Gap Year Expeditions to Namibia (1998 - 2002)
UK School Expeditions to Namibia (2004 / 2007) and South Africa (2006)
Student placements on conservation projects in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia
PhD study on Skeleton Coast lichens (Namibia, 2002 - 2004)
PhD study on black-faced impala (Namibia, 2003 - 2005)
Children in the Wilderness – Environmental Education (Namibia, 2003 - 2006)
Footballs and netballs to rural schools (2005 - 2009)
Boundless Expedition promoting wildlife conservation and rural health (2010)

Gap Programme, Water Protection, Damaraland          Stowe School Field Trip, SRT, Namibia              Boundless Expedition, Gonarezhou NP, Zimbabwe


Wildlife and Tourism
Elephant translocation to Amakhala (South Africa, 2002)
Elephant tracking collars at Amakhala (South Africa, 2002)
Wild Dog research (Zimbabwe, 2004)
Community-owned tourism campsite (Caprivi, Namibia, 2004)
Black rhino translocation (Namibia, 2007 - 2010)
Black rhino Field Monitor training (Namibia, 2009)
Elephant satellite tracking (Gonarezhou, Zimbabwe, 2009)
Vulture conservation (Otjiwarongo, Namibia, 2005 - 2009)
Rhino Rapid Response Fund (Namibia, 2007 - 2010)
Advisory and management services (2002 - 2010)

    Elephant Translocation, South Africa                            Tracking Collars, Zimbabwe                               Rhino Custodianship Programme, Namibia


Curriculum Vitae                                                   Conservation    Community    Commerce    Culture                                      © David Peddie 2017