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A will for species conservation

Perhaps you have already thought about including a charitable organization in your will in addition to your family and friends. This gives you the opportunity to support the goals and values you espouse in your life, even after your passing. SAVE invests all donations sustainably and for the long term in targeted education, development and species conservation. By making a donation in your will, you have the opportunity to ensure that your own values continue to have an impact on future generations.

Feel free to contact us, we can have a confidential conversation to discuss your wishes and discuss the various options for your estate donation.

Legal possibilities


The legal succession is strictly regulated, but can be extended with a will or a contract of inheritance. If you want to include SAVE Wildlife in your will, we can use your estate donation sensibly and sustainably for our projects in Africa, for example in a children's school project supported by us or in concrete species protection measures for lions, hippos or the elephant.


You can support us and remember SAVE Wildlife in your will without naming the Foundation as your heir: Designate a portion of your estate as a bequest to the Foundation. This can be a specific amount of money, a savings account or real estate, just to name a few possibilities.

Important Note: Your heirs are legally obligated to assign the bequest to SAVE Wildlife Foundation or pay the specified amount of money, with no strings attached.

Contract in favor of third parties on death

With this option, you contractually specify where the SAVE Wildlife Foundation is a beneficiary in your estate, for example under an existing life insurance policy. Alternatively, you can set up a savings account, pay in regular amounts and agree with your bank that this balance will be paid out to the SAVE Wildlife Foundation at a time determined by you.

Why is it important to make a will?

As a supporting member of SAVE, you prepare the ground for change in species conservation. For us, your long-term support means predictability and reliability for our projects. In this way, you make it possible for us to help in a targeted and long-term way with the establishment of educational centers in Africa, with the development of ecologically sustainable entrepreneurial activities, with educational campaigns or with permanent protection measures for wildlife and their habitats.

My heritage for a good cause

In addition to providing for your loved ones, your last will and testament can do good and create lasting things. With a bequest to SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund, you can make an unforgettable and lasting contribution to animal welfare, species protection and conservation by supporting our foundation.

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Clear definition

With a written will, you shape your last will and testament. You can specify exactly who will receive your estate – over and above the statutory succession. By the way: If you have no relatives entitled to inherit, the state inherits all your assets.

Only if you make a will, you have the possibility to leave a legacy to SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund and thus support our projects sustainably. Under German inheritance law, a bequest can only be suspended by express written provision in a testamentary disposition.
A bequest usually relates to individual items of the estate that are awarded to a specific person or organization.

The claim of a legatee arising in this way does not relate to the estate itself, i.e. it does not establish a general right of inheritance. The legatee must claim the bequeathed item from the heirs into whose ownership the bequeathed item initially passed.

Doing something good for the generations of today and tomorrow

SAVE Wildlife has been working for global species conservation and sustainable children’s education projects in Botswana for over 10 years. Your estate donation goes directly to the communities, providing health, education, income and wildlife conservation.

Tax Advantage

Unlike individuals, Save Wildlife, as a non-profit organization, is not subject to estate taxes. In the case of a gift, we are also tax-exempt. Your estate therefore goes to us and our projects worldwide without any deductions.

The handwritten will

In this case, your last will and testament MUST be handwritten; a computer printout is not valid. A handwritten will can also be written jointly by spouses and can be amended or changed at any time.

The notarial will

You write your will together with a notary of your choice, who then notarizes it. If you wish, the notary can place your will in official safekeeping at the local court. This way you can be sure that your last will and testament is formulated in a legally sound manner and will not be lost.

You can change your will at any time. You have two options for doing so: You can write an amendment or you can draw up a new will with your notary.

In the case of a private will, handwritten changes are sufficient. However, caution is advised when making such changes: They can quickly become confusing and, in the worst case, lead to a dispute between heirs.
Instead of making changes to the will, you can also draw up a new will. This way, the current status is always clear. By making a revocation in the new will, the old version becomes invalid.
There are special rules for making changes to a public or joint will. For further questions we will gladly advise you.

In addition to the value or share you wish to leave, we ask that you clearly state our address:

SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund Foundation
Diesel Street 70
42489 Wülfrath

If you have questions about inheritance law, a lawyer can help you quickly. However, an official will can only be certified by a notary public.

Of course, we are also happy to help you personally. You can send us your questions at any time and we will clarify them in a separate telephone conversation.