Why should I buy a square meter of forest

Securing a Sanctuary: Empowering Wildlife Through the 'Buy a Square Meter of Forest for the Monkeys' Campaign

It’s quite likely that you, like many others, possess a fundamental compassion for nature, especially if you’re taking the time to read this.

In a world where compassion for nature prevails, the plight of wild animals is a shared concern. Habitat loss and degradation stand as formidable barriers, threatening the very existence of countless species. Yet, amidst this uncertainty, there lies a beacon of hope: Monkeyland, a sanctuary where rescued primates have flourished in freedom since 1998, untouched by the suffering of their predecessors.

Picture a scenario where the fate of Monkeyland falls into the hands of new owners (humans do not live forever), indifferent to the needs of its inhabitants. But the future of this sanctuary hangs in the balance, vulnerable to the whims of property owners who may prioritize profit over animal welfare. Situated on prime land in Plettenberg Bay, the sanctuary could become a target for developers seeking quick gains.

This is where you come in. The “Buy a Square Meter of Forest for the Monkeys” campaign offers a unique opportunity to make a real difference. Spearheaded by the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), this initiative aims to secure the future of Monkeyland by purchasing the property on behalf of its residents.

Your contribution is a lifeline for these primates. For as little as $5, you can play a crucial role in safeguarding their habitat and ensuring their well-being for generations to come. And the benefits extend beyond the monkeys themselves: your donation is tax-deductible, making it a sound investment both morally and financially.

But the rewards of participating in this campaign go beyond mere tax deductions. It’s about leaving a legacy of compassion, about standing up for those who cannot speak for themselves. SAASA trustee Lara Mostert, an avid supporter of the campaign in her personal capacity, puts it, “Animals should be able to own land too. This is our chance to turn the tide against the encroachment of wildlife habitats.”

So why should you buy a square meter? For accountability, for your children’s future, for the pride of being part of an innovative real estate deal where animals are the true beneficiaries. It’s about making a stand against the status quo, about turning a wrong into a right.

And as SAASA Trustee Tony Blignaut, another outspoken advocate for the cause, reminds us, this campaign is not just about the Monkeyland land. It’s about paving the way for a future where animals everywhere can reclaim their rightful place in the world.

Join us in making a difference. Donate today and be part of a movement that transcends borders and species, that speaks to the very essence of compassion and stewardship. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for all living beings, one square meter at a time.

Already donated and need an A18?  Email us today: lara@saasa.org.za