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Support Project Rhino and provide aid in the fight against poaching!

Sunday, 22 September 2019 is World Rhino Day!
Project Rhino is a charity effort dedicated to providing support and aid by utilizing numerous counter poaching projects and activities to protect and secure the black and white rhino populations.

WHO ARE WE?

Founded on World Rhino Day, 22 September 2011, Project Rhino is a unique collaboration that brings together a number of recognised conservation organisations, game reserves and anti-poaching security specialists in a common aim of securing our black and white rhino populations.

Project Rhino member reserves are collectively responsible for the second-largest rhino population on the continent, and the most genetically diverse white rhino population. Unfortunately, these reserves are under sustained and increasing attack from poaching syndicates, linked to well-funded international criminal organisations. More than 5,500 rhino have been poached in South Africa in the last 5 years, equating to almost one rhino every 8 hours.

Our Main Projects and Activities

Poaching methods are always changing and so counter-poaching interventions need to be adapted, improved and implemented. Project Rhino members recognise that the work in conserving and protecting rhinos from the threat of poaching is symbolic of the broader threat faced by all wildlife.

Your donation will help support the following projects:

The Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing (ZAP-Wing)

Undertakes daily aerial patrols and provides support to rangers and Anti-Poaching Units.

Supporting Field Rangers and Anti-Poaching Teams

Support includes equipment, such as sleeping bags and binoculars, as well as skills training to maintain morale and improve abilities in the face of heavily armed poaching gangs.

Rhino Art, “Let our Children’s Voices be Heard”

A community education programme which uses art and soccer games to reach school children, in particular those near game reserves, across South Africa.

K9 and Horse Units

In only a few months, both of these units have proven to be effective in the tracking of contraband items and deterrence of poachers. The K9-Unit includes four tracking and one detection dog, whilst the horse unit are able to patrol quietly and extend the daily patrol from 10km on foot to 30km on horseback.

Dehorning Initiative

This is a temporary measure, which sees the safe removal of a rhino’s horn - it will grow back and needs to be trimmed every 18 months to deter poachers.

World Youth Wildlife Summit

Bringing together youth leaders from across the world and empowering them to become local, national and international ambassadors for wildlife conservation.

Community Engagement Work

This includes reserve visits for rural children and traditional leaders, as well as helping communities to meet their most basic needs such as water and food security.

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