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Justice for Rhinos-PLEASE do your part!

With the recent tragedy at Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, the staff are doing their best to heal and pick up the pieces. There has been an outpouring of donations and support. Now we must be sure that justice is served. Please sign the following petition.

Justice for Thula Thula Rhino Calves

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Even the outright horror of this recent attack hasn’t effected the South African governments intent to allow trade.

Although CITES is against it, evidence does not support it, and their so-called “legal” trade will only serve to fuel and mask the already illegal trade, Edna Molewa and the government are planning on going forward. Please sign this petition from the International Humane Society and voice your concern. This MUST not go forward!

Urge South Africa NOT to Trade in Rhino Horn

Keywords: stock, rhinoceros, wildlife, southern white rhino confirmed wild by iStockphoto 10/2013

Together, we must persevere in our pursuit of justice. Together, we must be the voice for the voiceless.

 

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So little can mean so much

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Ol Pejeta rangers with anti poaching dogs.

A monthly gift can make all the difference for our canine APUs.

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A one time gift of $25 purchases kong balls and rope (positive reinforcement toys)

A one time gift of $50 purchases dog shoes (for bush terrain training)

Simply go to the DONATE button and select the MONTHLY option.

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HESC canine APU

We currently work with Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and Ol Pejeta APUs. With black and white rhinos, both wild and rehabilitating, canines are a critical part of success at keeping poachers at bay.

We are happy to provide end of year statements for your tax deductions.

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World Rhino Day 2016

When is World Rhino Day?

September 22nd

What’s the point of World Rhino Day?

Recognizing and appreciating rhinos, particularly through raising awareness to the imminent danger they face. The poaching crisis and illegal wildlife trade very possibly could mean the end of their species.

What can you do to help ensure a future for rhinos?

*Spread the word that rhinos are in danger! Poaching is a serious issue that is pushing rhinos toward extinction. Use #WorldRhinoDay to talk about the poaching crisis.
*Support rhino conservation through donations.

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Training Rangers to Protect Rhinos

We’re starting out the new year with a Go-Fund-Me campaign to protect our rhinos and the courageous rangers who stand between them and the poachers.

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photo: Chris Galliers

We received a plea from a ranger belonging to a smaller anti-poaching unit in southern Kruger National Park. The loss of rhino in their area has left them feeling frustrated and helpless.  Aside from their basic training, they are in urgent need of a tracking course to enable them to better track poachers when they are in the area.

In this ranger’s words “It is important to go to such training as in most training centers or colleges they do teach us tracking but in a short period, and in those weeks there’s lot of things we’ve been taught (i.e animal identification, tree species, grass,soil erosion, patrol techniques, etc) so doing this specified human tracking will enable us to see clearly where and how the poachers came and to follow them if they’re inside the park.”

Please support and share this crucial campaign. ANY and every amount is hugely appreciated.

For more see: Rangers can’t do it alone, they need your help!

Go-Fund-Me: Training Rangers to Protect Rhinos

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Rhino Poaching Finally Has Zuma’s Attention

It took president Mr Jacob Zuma seven years to visit the Kruger National Park to experience the devastating effect of rhino poaching first-hand.

Although Zuma had been in Kruger before, this weekend was the first time he was there for the sole purpose of familiarising himself with the extent of rhino poaching and the efforts being undertaken to curb the massacre.

Conservation experts are concerned that government is not doing enough to curb poaching. Zuma tried to put the critics at ease, saying that he personally came to Kruger “to demonstrate the highest level of commitment by South Africa to address this challenge”.

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Zuma met with ranges in Kruger.

On Sunday, he witnessed the darting of a rhino cow for the purpose of relocation, visited a rhino-poaching crime scene, partook in a wreath-lying ceremony for SANParks rangers, unveiled the Joint Operations Centre (JOC) and addressed communities bordering Kruger, urging them to put a stop to the pandemic.

The president was taken to a scene where a rhino had been poached about three days prior. The media didn’t accompany him on this leg of the trip.

“Kruger is the epicentre of the poaching crisis and there are up to three incursions per day. It is clear that the fight we face is huge and brutal. Earlier today I witnessed first-hand the magnitude of this challenge.”

“Many of you may know who the poachers are. You may know someone who has been offered money to kill an elephant or dehorn a rhino. You may have been approached to undertake such an activity. By blowing the whistle you are not only protecting the species, but also the legacy of your children and grandchildren.”
“Let’s work together to promote and protect our animals. Together, let’s move South Africa forward,” Zuma concluded.


NOW IT’S OUR TURN! WHAT YOU CAN DO-
We have been calling on President Zuma to step up and show some real interest in protecting our rhino. I see this as a positive move – we have nothing to lose but to thank him, encourage him and urge him to continue to give the plight of our rhino his best attention.
Please consider dropping him a message via this link provided: http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/pebble.asp?relid=65
Thank you so much fellow ‘rhino warriors’ – our voice is all we have to urge those in a position to actually do something, to do so – every voice counts – thank you for speaking up for our rhino !

via Ayesha Cantor

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White rhinos in Kruger. AP photo

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Look what you’re protecting!

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to the last three Northern White Rhinos in the world. Their efforts in conservation for both species are critical to the future of rhinos.

Thanks to you, Fight for Rhinos has just been able to aid  Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s rhino needs once again.

Your donations  ($3080) have helped the teams ability to monitor and protect the rhinos within the conservancy by providing:

  • Rhino audit (to carry out an independent verification of individual rhinos on OPC) – USD 2000
  • Monitoring equipment – 6 GPS devices @ $ 180ea

Enjoy the following video of one of OPC,s longtime residents; Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinos on the planet.

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Why March for Elephants and Rhinos?

This weekend marks the second annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. In cities across the world, people will be gathering, uniting to raise their voices against the poaching and destruction of two of our most iconic species.

But what’s the point?

In key consumer cities and areas of transit of ivory and horn, there will be MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) obtained and delivered to the embassies; like  South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Vietnam, and China.

In other cities like San Francisco and New York, groups are writing petitions to be delivered to local and state agencies on the on same day.

And at the very least, creating education and awareness for local communities and schools is vital to the future of not only these two species, but our wildlife in general.

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In a nutshell the Global March seeks to:

  • ask for political will and leadership to end wildlife trade
  • have governments adopt stronger legislation for wildlife traffickers
  • ask governments to put a complete ban on trade of wildlife parts
  • shut down all ivory and horn industries

Whether in person or behind your computer, you can a part of the change. Please see the Global March page for a city near you.

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Limited Time Summer t-shirts for Rhinos

The winning design for the summer tees is here!

Available in 8 colors and two designs-find the one you love. $19.99 USD per shirt. 100% of all proceeds go directly to our rhino conservation projects.

Buy Now!

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Our current projects include: Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Black Mambas APU, Game Reserves United, and Vision Africa Wildlife.

 

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