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YOU can save these rhinos

Three down, seven to go. 100 rhinos will be relocated to a new safer life and YOU can help make this happen. Of the first batch of 10 rhinos due for relocation in 2015, 3 have already reserved their places via a unique campaign – please help Dereck and Beverly Joubert help save the remaining 7. This is a unique opportunity for ALL OF US to get involved personally, rather than leave everything to the authorities and NGOs. Your donation (even just $1) will help more than you could imagine. Every donation earns rewards and enters you into a draw for some really grand prizes. This has to be the most innovative campaign ever to save the rhino from poachers. 3 down, 7 to go!

Rhinos Without Borders is on a mission to move rhinos to safe havens in Botswana in order to save them from the poaching crisis. Great Plains Conservation andBeyond have committed to undertake a relocation of rhinos on a magnitude never done before – to relocate no less than 100 rhino from South Africa to safe havens in Botswana.

© Beverly Joubert

© Beverly Joubert

This relocation operation will take place with an assertive and elaborate anti-poaching force and strong commitment to save this species. This initiative is about taking rhinos from existing, high density populations which are attracting more and more poaching, and releasing them into the wild within a country that has low densities of rhino and the best anti-poaching record on the continent. It also secures rhino breeding diversity and provides a nucleus of stock in a different location, so that these animals are not all concentrated in one location. 

© Beverly Joubert

© Beverly Joubert

Each rhino is going to cost about US$45 000 to move and this is beyond the reach of most of us, so Rhinos Without Borders has teamed up with “Trevolta” a crowd funding group that raise sponsorship money for people who want to travel for a cause but can’t afford it.

These rhinos want to travel for a cause too (their safety) but have a different ‘currency’ to what is needed, so the Trevolta team embraced it. The great thing about Trevolta is that now everybody can donate as little as $1 or as much as you like. There’s rewards for donations, but the real reward is an emotional one: saving rhinos. The Trevolta campaign is focused on fundraising specifically for the travel part of the initiative and will therefore include aspects like capture, transport, bomas, quarantine & release.

© Beverly Joubert

© Beverly Joubert

These rhinos need your help and this is one way to do that without breaking your bank account. Click here to visit the Trevolta Rhinos Without Borders campaign and watch the video below for more information.

Conservation is now in the hands of many, not just governments and wealthy donors, because the future of wildlife is on all our hands. This is a ground-breaking way to fund a major initiative and get involved. Collectively we can do this.

© Beverly Joubert

© Beverly Joubert

The first group of 10 rhinos will be moved from January 2015. This process will take around 9 months and will be determined by capture rate, seasonal temperatures, locations of release suitability, feed available (per season), flood waters in the release locations, the readiness of top level anti-poaching teams and the technology (drones) in place. Post release assistance will be given to the Botswana authorities, where possible, to secure and monitor the rhino.
© Beverly Joubert

© Beverly Joubert

Rhinos Without Borders is working with top experts in rhino anti-poaching, together with some of the best minds in technology and security, as well as in conjunction with the Botswana Defense Force and Ministry of Environment. The communities are their eyes and ears on the ground and Rhinos Without Borders aims to make the citizens of Botswana their partners in protecting their national resource. Already the tourism sector is the largest job creator in the Ngamiland district, with ready-made channels of discussion with communities. They aim to use these and establish more ways to talk to communities about how best to protect this asset against foreign poaching. Included in this plan is a facility for incentives for information leading to arrests.
© Beverly Joubert

© Beverly Joubert

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  • Janine

    Great project.

    • Wim

      Finally some positive news about the rhino’s in south africa!

  • SPT

    An initiative that allows a contribution from a dollar to infinite…somewhere in between would go a long way. One day, not too far in the future, we will all be glad that we contributed in some way to save these majestic creatures. Dereck and Beverly Joubert have created this opportunity…lets take it.

  • JEAN EIMERS

    I KNOW ITS THE MONEY THAT COSTS THE ANIMALS THEIR LIVES, BUT IS THERE NO WAY TO MAKE THEM MORE VALUABLE ALIVE THAN DEAD? SOME WORK FOR THE PEOPLE TO EARN MONEY BESIDES KILLING THEM? RESERVES WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TO SEE AND LEARN TO APPRECIATE THE LIFE OF THE ANIMALS, ELEPHANT, RHINO, LION, LEOPARD, ETC.? PLACES WHERE OTHERS THAN THE WEALTHY CAN SHARE IN THE EXPERIENCES OF THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS WHO WILL SOON GO EXTINCT IF WE DO NOT DO SOMETHING TO PRESERVE THEIR LIVES AND SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THOSE LIVES. WE COULD SOON GO EXTINCT TOO, YOU KNOW?

  • Daniëlle Zana

    Were not rhinos eradicated because of this virtual bullshit called money ?

  • Frans Joubert

    I think this is one of the best initiatives in the war against rhino poachers – a difficult and expensive job to execute, however I’m sure it is worth the hard work and expenses.

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