Poetry & Art

A Rhino Kind of Love

Lions are majestic
Elephants have a certain grace,
But I prefer the shorter pachyderms
with the stoic face.

Cheetahs are poetry in motion
Zebras-a fixture on the veldt,
But it’s the fur-lined “lily” ears
that make my heart melt.

Rhinos are gentle giants
self-assured & wrinkled with attitude,
there are none quite so impressive
both in crash or solitude.

From the tufted tail
to the tip of that impressive horn,
I pledge my loyalty
to Africa’s unicorn.

-Tisha Wardlow

 

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photo: Francoise Malby Anthony

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Waiting Game

ranger in tall grass

photo: unknown

Broken laces,

Thin soled boots

Uniforms worn as second skin.

Rifle at ready

Watching, waiting, listening

Time ticks

As silence invites to be broken.

Night’s campfires can’t warm,

Day’s heat smothers like a thick blanket

Minds wander, sleep beckons

Time ticks

Yesterday a success

for death found neither

ranger nor rhino and

life resumes.

Will tomorrow bring the same?

The hours will tell

Time ticks

as shift draws toward a close.

Back home families wait

and wonder.

 

By Tisha Wardlow

 

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Christmas Dreams

Peace love and rhinos

I’m dreaming of a peaceful Christmas

even if the moon is full.

I’m dreaming of a cloudy night and starless sky

for the rangers down below.

I’m dreaming of the light of change

To fill the darkest of a man’s heart,

With compassion and wisdom

Before the killing even starts.

I’m dreaming of a silent night

Where the vets don’t get that call,

Where both rhinos and people can sleep soundly,

For peace to creatures one and all. 

                                                   by: T. Wardlow

To all rangers, vets, caretakers, and our supporters-

Merry Christmas!

 

 

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Rhino Art for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, we are offering the original pieces from our previous Art Auction with HUGE SALE prices! Perfect for the rhino lover in your life!

GetupoutoftheDirt_Orig

Get Up out of the Dirt

Prices listed include shipping costs, ships only to the US.

Once again ALL proceeds go directly to our rhino conservation projects. Previous auction proceeds contributed to funding the Black Mambas APU, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the dehorning procedure to protect the HESC rhino.

AftertMudWallowOriginal

After the Mud Wallow

ForLoveofRhinos_Orig

For Love of Rhinos

Abstract from Toyko 3

                                                 Autumn Landscape

Please click HERE for all art pieces and details.

 

 

 

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Design a shirt for Rhino Awareness

 It’s time to kick off summer with a Fight for Rhinos t-shirt campaign. What would you like to see on the shirts?

                             Get your designs and suggestions to us. DEADLINE has been extended to JUNE 30TH.

rhino cartoon

Send us YOUR designs. We’ll post the entries and leave it up to all of you to decide. The design with the most votes will be used on our summer  t-shirts and the winner will receive one of the shirts. Contest open to all ages.

Keep in mind it should be eye-catching and not overly detailed.

Please send your original design to fightforrhinos@gmail.com. Deadline is June 30 . We’re excited to see what you come up with!

FFR L

 

Rhino Alliance

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ONLY 1 DAYS LEFT. SEEKING MORE BIDS!

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http://www.biddingOwl.com/FightForRhinos

 

Hello guys,

Well we are approximately halfway through  the Art Auction and we have had 18 Bids so far on several Art pieces.  But we are falling well short of interested parties and bids especially on the more expensive pieces.

Our goal to be raised for this Art Auction campaign is $7,500 (light blue bar is the goal).    Halfway into the auction  we are only at about $1,000 Dollars raised in bids. (dark blue bar on the left is sales so far)

If you have not yet visited our auction site please do so.   If you have friends, families, colleagues that would be interested in pieces such as these please share the link below with them and have them share  as well to get the word out:

ART AUCTION  Link:   http://www.biddingOwl.com/FightForRhinos

As I have always said, it only takes one to make a difference. I want lots of “ones”  helping with this campaign…:)     Fight for Rhinos really needs your help guys.

Please take the time and get the word out for us anyway you can TODAY! and the next and the next.  Share Share is the operative word.

Also, for you personally, please make a bid if you see something you would like hanging in your home on your wall or mantle or coffee table.

Lets get that dark blue bar on the left  on the sales graph higher and higher in the next few days….:)

Thank you,

Rhino Girl (Tisha Wardlow)

rhino cartoon

 

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LIVE Art Auction

Bid for their survival! CLICK HERE! Auction ends June 9th at 11:55pm est.

Help us help them!

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Harapan working on painting

Harapan, the only Sumatran in the eastern hemisphere, working on his masterpiece.

 

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Your purchase and donation makes a difference for Rhinos!

ol pejeta babies

Caring for orphans at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

RPU 3 on patrol

RPU on patrol, keeping rhinos safe in Indonesia.

rhino tracking VA

Tracking rhinos by Vision Africa in South Africa

We can’t all be in the field working with rhinos, but we CAN help the people who do. Educating communities, tracking rhinos, providing around the clock care and food for orphans, and keeping rangers safe with equipment as well as necessities…it takes funding

Last quarter, we helped
*Vision Africa Wildlife to secure the last piece of software they require to complete the development of their rhino tracking product and to provide body armour for their tracking dog
*helped provide GRU (Game Reserve United) with key software and the purchase of a quad bike for security and monitoring
*purchased veterinary and nursing equipment for Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
*provided over $1000 usd to Ol Pejeta for daily costs

The only funding we can give them is what you help us with. The Art for Rhinos Auction, and individual donations help keep these people active in their jobs of caring for rhinos.  Without them, rhino conservation would only be a dream.

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After the Mudwallow up for AUCTION now!

 

Help us in the war on poaching! Auction ends June 9th at 11:55pm est. But donations are needed anytime.

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Using Art to help stop poaching of rhinos

How can this….

This Little Piggy went Wine Tasting by Will Bullas

This Little Piggy went Wine Tasting by Will Bullas

Stop this…?

rhino mom poached with baby near

Within the last 24 hours in South Africa

It’s fun, it’s beautiful and it makes a great talking piece for your living room. But this art, like all the pieces in our auction has a much more important goal: to raise funds to stop the slaughter of the iconic, majestic rhinos.

The above image just happened within the last 24 hours in South Africa. This all too common occurrence happens 4 times a day, everyday. The current rhino population CANNOT sustain this level of decimation.

At Fight for Rhinos, we work closely with our UK-based partners Helping Rhinos in carefully choosing a combination of projects that give our rhinos the best chance at a future. Currently this includes

  • assisting in the survival of orphans
  • keeping rangers active in the field
  • supporting and educating local communities on the importance of wildlife preservation.

Your purchase and/or donations are the only way we can keep this going.

Every SHARE, LIKE, RT…spreads awareness.
Every dollar donated, every piece sold…it DOES make a difference.

Please join us in this unique opportunity and help us help rhinos!  ART FOR RHINOS

 

 

 

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Art Auction for Rhinos – the time is now!

AUCTION IS UP AND RUNNING NOW!

JUNE 1st at 10:00 am EST

The auction is held through Bidding Owl and will last until 11:55pm on June 9th.

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*Register at any point before bidding. Registering does not obligate you to bid.

*Shipping price included with art piece.

If there are any questions or concerns about bidding, the site or the art, please contact us at fightforrhinos@gmail.com

IF you do not see a piece you want or can purchase, please consider donating. EVERY donation helps and is greatly appreciated! You can donate on the Bidding Owl site or on our fightforrhinos.com site.

Good luck rhino lovers & thank you for helping us help them!

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