Despite all the anti-poaching efforts being employed in South Africa and all the money invested, rhino poaching figures are once again exceeding those of the previous year.
Rhinos Without Borders is moving rhinos from poaching hotspots in South Africa to safe havens in Botswana to keep them safe and establish a genetically diverse breeding nucleus there.
The girls at St Cyprian’s Preparatory School have been supporting this initiative and have raised thousands towards it. Last year they made an origami rhino for every rhino poached in 2014 – all 1,200 of them. The money they raised doing this paid for the complete security clearance of the first 10 rhinos to be moved by Rhinos Without Borders earlier this year.
This World Rhino Day they are continuing their mission to save rhinos and the Intermediate Phase girls have been working hard to create incredible works of art. A selection of these will be displayed at Stephan Welz & Co Fine Art & Design Auctioneers in Constantia and will be for sale with all proceeds going to the cause.
Join them on September 22nd from 18h00 to celebrate these incredible animals and consider buying an original piece of art derived from pure passion and the knowledge that your support will make a positive difference in the conservation of both black and white rhinos.