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.
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.
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.
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.
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