There are many ways to help save the rhino from where you sit right now; the simplest is to donate to an organisation doing something tangible in Africa to save this ancient species that has been around for can you believe it 14.2 millions years! Can we, the civilized people of the 21st century let something that has survived for so long become extinct in our tenure on earth? Will this be one of the legacies that we leave behind?
Here are some links to rhino preservation organisations:
▪ World Rhino Day is an international team effort co-organized by Lisa Jane Campbell of Chishakwe Ranch in Zimbabwe and Rhishja Cota-Larson of Saving Rhinos in the US first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. See their website.
▪ Saving Private Rhino - after Aquila Game Reserve near Cape Town had 2 of its 3 rhino killed in tragic circumstances, they initiated this foundation to provide anti-poaching solutions free to every private game reserve in Africa that cannot afford to defend its wildlife.
Endangered Wildlife Trust Save Our Rhinos. Some of the top international musicians in SA like Johnny Clegg and Lira have compiled a CD as their way of raising funds for EWT to help save rhinos. Buy it and you will be getting and giving at the same time.
▪ African Wildlife Foundation.
▪ Saving The Rhino.
▪ Save The Rhino.
If you live in Cape Town, here’s a fabulous way of eating, drinking and listening to a talk at Reuben’s Restaurant in the One&Only Hotel on World Rhino Day 22 September 2012, while at the same time contributing to saving the rhino: