THE VERVET FOREST MISSION STATEMENT
The Vervet Forest Release Site will be a several hundred acre wildlife reserve. The Vervet
Monkey Foundation will always remain as a sanctuary and rehabilitation center for Vervet
Monkeys, but the population at the VMF is ever increasing and the monkeys need a place to go.
Our dream is to purchase land in South Africa, preferably close to the foundation, that can be
filled with indigenous forest and will act as a release site for the rehabilitated troops at
the Vervet Monkey Foundation, as well as a sanctuary for birds, bucks, insects, and much more.
Land in South Africa is becoming ever more difficult to come by and land full of indigenous
bush is an even greater rarity. It is our goal with the help of those organizations featured in
the Vervet forest documentary to rebuild such a landscape. One which is lush and fertile, full
of indigenous flora and fauna, which can provide natural food and nourishment for the
animals that inhabit the land.
The Vervet Forest will also feature an education and wellness center where people from
around the world can stay within sustainable housing in a natural environment. Where they
can learn about methods to a more sustainable lifestyle abroad and at home. A place where they
can put into practice healthy living and minimalist consumption, and at the same time learn all
about the value and variety of wildlife that surrounds them.
The Vervet Forest will also provide countless jobs for local individuals, as well as education
regarding human wildlife conflict. The forest will encourage locals from all walks of life to
come visit and learn about the beauty and power of their own natural heritage and what they
can be rewarded by becoming stewards of their own land which is fleeting quickly in our
We need to raise one million dollars to make this happen. We are looking for long time
partners interested in bringing this dream to reality and giving back to the earth that has
provided us with everything we have ever known and loved.
If you would like to contribute or find out more about how you can help our dream become a
reality, please email...
Kyle SalazaR, Dave Du Toit, JOSIE DU TOIT