About the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust

The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust (PWT) was established in 1999 to provide a medium through which contributions can be made to further conservation and social upliftment. The PWT is a non-profit organisation and is registered with the South African Institute of Fundraising

The Challenge

Given the challenges surrounding the government funding for conservation areas, the North West Parks & Tourism Board established the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust to fund raise and support conservation projects in and around the park.

One of the focus areas is to develop projects that have the potential to generate funds for the Trust, a registered Public Benefits Organisation (PBO), in order to make it more sustainable.

The Key Objectives of the PWT

· Conservation and eco-tourism in the Pilanesberg National Park.
· Conservation of the beauty and the bio-diversity of the Pilanesberg.
· Promoting sociology economic upliftment in the related fields of nature conservation & tourism within the local communities residing on the periphery of the Pilanesberg National Park.
· Internal and external corporate communications.
· Fundraising to meet the requirements as per above objectives.

Trust certificate numbers

Public Benefits Organisation # 93004475
Non Profit Organisation # 115-327
I Trust # 9420/05
Fundraising # G1540AS13

Trust Management

Representatives of the trust comprise of members from Park Management, North West Parks and Tourism Board, Community leaders, South African businesses and committed members of the public.