May 10, 2019
As the superyacht industry becomes increasingly conscious about its impact on the environment, at SuperYachtsMonaco we are fully committed to supporting conservation efforts both on and offshore.
One of the first charter brokers to adopt the Clear Ocean Pact, we have decided to reconfirm our ongoing engagement to wildlife conservation by supporting the Rare and Endangered Species Trust based in Namibia.
Founded in 2002 by conservationist Maria Diekmann, REST is a non-profit organisation located east of Outjo and dedicated to the scientific and practical study and protection of rare and endangered species in Namibia.
Initially set up to protect Namibia’s remaining Cape Griffon Vultures, the organisation now focuses on the so-called ‘Forgotten Five’ a group of endangered species which represent Namibia’s rich and diverse ecosystem.
One of the only facilities in the world to successfully raise, rehabilitate and release Cape Pangolins into the wild, REST works hard to protect the ‘Forgotten Five’ at both national and international levels.
Additionally, they also work closely with community leaders to raise awareness about the fate of endangered species such as Spotted Rubber Frogs, Dwarf Pythons, Damara Dik-Dik and African wild dogs within Namibia.
Blending tourism with conservation, REST also offers visitors to its facility a unique opportunity to meet with the resident pangolins and other rehab animals before they are released back into the wild.
An essential part of any charter, at SuperYachtsMonaco, we recognise that one of the highlights of life onboard a superyacht is the opportunity to go off the beaten track and get up close with wildlife in its natural habitat.
We are therefore delighted to have this opportunity to support the Rare and Endangered Species Trust and look forward to promoting their ongoing efforts to protect Namibia’s wildlife for future generations of visitors.