“My Quiver Tree” protecting nature of the Naukluft Mountains
Why you want to adopt a quiver tree:
- To help personally and directly to protect around 43 km² of nature in the Naukluft Mountains…
- … which is the home of mountain zebra, klipspringer, kudu, oryx, springbok, warthog, rock dassie, baboon, jackal and leopard as well as over 200 species of birds…
- … and the homeland for survival artists of the rain-poor Nama Karoo biome such as the Bushman candle, resurrection bush, moringa tree or quiver tree.
- To help secure the jobs of the staff in nature conservation and to maintain the income for their families.
Why BüllsPort needs your support for its nature conservation:
- Because the protection of 43 km² of almost untouched nature cannot be fully financed by our farm and our small lodge. More about our nature conservation work you can find here.
- Because years of drought have forced us to reduce our herd of cattle and tap into our reserves to invest in sheep (which bring in less income, but do find more food as they also eat leaves and twigs).
- Because Corona brought the guest operations to a standstill in March 2020 and BüllsPort Lodge & Farm now has no income to finance nature conservation.
How to adopt a quiver tree? - That's easy...
- Decide which adoption suits you best: the yellow, green or golden category?
1. Yellow (like the quiver tree’s stem): N$ 2,000: Tree 001 (“Team BüllsPort”);
2. Green (like the quiver tree’s crown): N$ 5,000: Own tree;
3. Golden (like the quiver tree’s umbel): N$ 10,000: Own tree, with name of your choice instead of number and with a link to a website or Facebook page – ideal (but not exclusively) for companies;
Current rate of exchange (1 N$ = 1 South African Rand).
- For green and golden adoption: Pick your “adoptive tree” on the map or in the photo gallery, and write down the number.
- Please download and fill in the adoption form with credit or debit card authorisation.
- Kindly scan and send it to us via email (email@example.com).
- As soon as we have received the amount, you will receive a confirmation from us. You have then officially adopted your quiver tree – and a lot to look forward to!
- Each adoption is valid for two years. This applies to all adoption categories. The start date is the receipt of the donation.
What to look forward to once you have adopted your quiver tree:
- Feeling great about your good deed for the nature and the people of the Naukluft Mountains.
- A personal certificate of adoption, which we will send you as a PDF document.
- Your name as adoptive parent in the “label” of the tree on the map and in the caption for the photo in the image gallery as well as in our directory of adoptive parents on our website and on the board in our reception. If you prefer to remain anonymous, just tick the respective box in the form.
- In case of a golden adoption: Your tree being indicated on the map with the name of your choice and a direct link to your website or Facebook page appearing in the “label”.
- Regular news from the world of the Naukluft Mountains, concerning nature conservation and other developments on BüllsPort (Facebook, website, a quarterly newsletter).
- A discount of 25% on the rate for bed, dinner and breakfast at BüllsPort Lodge & Farm. You can also pass this discount on to someone planning a tour through southern Namibia (no extra discount for tour operators).
- And should you visit BüllsPort Lodge & Farm during the term of your sponsorship: A possible personal “meeting” and selfie with “your” tree! On a hike to the Quiver Tree Gorge.
And why the quiver tree, of all plants?
- The quiver tree represents like no other plant the pristine nature of the Naukluft mountains, which BüllsPort Lodge & Farm has protected for decades.
- With its economical water consumption and precautionary measures by storing water in the stem, branches and leaves, the quiver tree (like BüllsPort) can survive longer periods of drought.
- With its blossom in the middle of the dry season, the quiver tree (like BüllsPort) proves an unswerving trust in better times to come.
- The quiver tree is one of Namibia’s national symbols, the heraldic plant of Namibia’s South and one of the symbols of Namibian tourism.
- The quiver tree also stands for nature as the basis of human existence. Original inhabitants made quivers from it.
- The quiver tree is the most distinctive tree in the Naukluft Mountains.
- And who do you think gave the famous Quiver Tree Gorge Trail at BüllsPort its name? 😉
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