Save-the-Rhino
May 12 2015

Save the Rhino

Save the Rhino International works to protect all five rhino species in Africa and Asia and support the communities that share their habitat. By funding anti-poaching and monitoring patrols, environmental education, community conservation and demand reduction activities, Save the Rhino International’s goal is to deliver long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos, ecosystems and local communities.

To learn more or donate, please click here: http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/Big5NotBig4SupportedByPureSafari

 

Your donation will make a huge difference today to protect rhinos so that future generations can see the big five on safari in years to come.

Your donation will help Save the Rhino International support a number of rhino conservation programmes across Africa and Asia, funding a range of activities including:

 

Anti-poaching patrols

  • Helping rangers to protect rhinos from poachers and collect information to manage the rhino populations
  • £19 could buy a pair of canvas boots for a ranger
  • “Rangers can walk 500km a month, so they go through boots very quickly” Ian, Section Ranger in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa

 

Environmental education

  • Engaging a new generation about the importance of preserving their natural environment
  • £50 could go towards the salary of an environmental education officer for a month

 

Demand reduction

  • Running public awareness campaigns in Vietnam to reduce the demand for rhino horn
  • £100 could pay for a public awareness event

 

Community conservation

  • Developing sustainable methods with local communities to manage their natural resources
  • £300 could pay for a local community project farming initiative grants

 

Veterinary care

  • Providing medical care for rhinos, including implanting transmitters into horns or removing snares
  • £1,000 could pay for a vet to treat a black rhino who has been shot by a poacher

 

In 2007, 13 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns; in 2014, it was over 1,200. This year, three rhinos are being killed each day in South Africa alone, and at the current rate of poaching, rhinos could be extinct in the wild by 2026. Poaching for their horns is the biggest threat to the rhino’s survival. Wildlife trafficking (the third largest illegal trade after drugs and arms) destroys wildlife, threatens global security and affects employment of poorer local communities.

Save the Rhino International (UK registered charity number 1035072) works to conserve all five species of rhino found in Africa and Asia and support the communities that share their habitat. Save the Rhino International funds conservation activities and educational programmes to ensure long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos, ecosystems and local communities.

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