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Every rhino counts.
More than just words, it’s fact.
Female rhinos reach sexual maturity at 3-6 years of age. This means it’s critical to keep them protected until they are able to effectively add to the population.
Once they are successfully impregnated, the average gestation period of a rhino is 16 months. When a baby is born, he stays with his mom for a over a year, or until mom is pregnant again.
The lifespan of a wild rhino is approximately 35-40 years.
This leads to the potential of one female rhino birthing up to ten babies in a lifetime under optimal circumstances (i.e no poaching)!!
Thus by saving one rhino, you are potentially saving an integral portion of an entire population.
We need your help in protecting rhinos. Yes, every rhino counts. Every action and every dollar adds up. Please help us help them.
The following is video from Sky News, who has been given access to behind the scenes work in Kruger National Park. The first 3 minutes show the grim reality of a poaching. After, there is more light-hearted footage of the “babies”.
Awareness: the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, thoughts, emotions, or sensory patterns.
We cannot emphasis enough how vital it is to create awareness of the plight of the world’s rhinos. People need to know that –
- Rhinos are being slaughtered for their horns.
- 3 rhino are killed every day!
- Rhino are so critically endangered, that without swift and decisive action, they will be extinct within a few years.
- We CAN do something about it.
Once awareness is created, actions and involvement can be taken. We, in rhino alliance, are working together on projects involving technology, education, anti-poaching support and strategies.
Reality is what we make it. The future is in our hands.
Help spread awareness and assist with project funding with the purchase of our “Do Something” decals. Put them up at work, at home, on your car. Show your rhino love and get peoples’ attention!
With 790 rhino poached this year, 2014 is on its way toward topping last year’s death toll. With the shadow of corruption within the national parks and government looming large over the fate of rhinos, it is difficult to feel optimistic about their future.
Yet, there are bright spots to illuminate the darkness.
World Youth Rhino Summit
Over 100 future conservationists (15-17 years of age), are convening at the first World Youth Rhino Summit focused on the rhino poaching crisis. The demand for horn, and loss of rhinos affects countries across the world, not just in South Africa. The aim of the summit is to plant the seed of conservation in future rhino ambassadors throughout the globe.
Rhinos Without Borders
The initiative started with a successful translocation of 6 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. Since then, Rhinos Without Borders is looking to move 100 rhinos to safer areas. With the future of the rhinos at stake, this move serves to increase the geographical spread of the rhino population throughout southern Africa, as well as introducing a new gene pool into Botswana. Translocation will be pivotal in the preservation of the species.
Our beautiful, resilient, soon-to-be mom will remain the ambassador for her kind. She is and always will be an inspiration to keep us all going! We’re all waiting with bated breath for her to give birth sometime this December.
And as always, Fight for Rhinos and Helping Rhinos will continue putting our all into the best options we can find in assuring the future of these magnificent creatures. Currently, that includes *Reserve Protection Agency *Game Reserves United *Ol Pejeta Conservancy *Project Rhino Track *Stop the Demand Campaign
We CAN turn this around, but we need you! Please donate if you can.