Help Save #JustOneRhino – Relocate Endangered Rhinos from South Africa

When on safari in Africa one of our greatest pleasures was spotting rhinos in the wild. This was exciting because it is such a rare occurrence. It is a sad truth but the magnificent African rhinocerous is in danger – especially in South Africa. I cannot understand why people would kill such a creature simply for a horn.

Endangered Rhinos of South Africa

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Crosses representing Rhinos slaughters in South Africa

At one time people believed that rhino horns cured many ailments and helped to enhance the libido. But these claims have long since been disproved as nonsense and using rhino horns for medicine has been illegal since 1993.

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A Rescued Rhino in Kenya

Sadly, this hasn’t stopped poachers from hunting rhinos. Since 2010, rhinos killed by poaching in South Africa has increased from 333 to 1020. That’s one rhino being murdered simply for its horn every 9 hours! When we visited South Africa, we noticed that many of the rhinos in private game reserves had their horns cut off to keep poachers from killing them. It was a sad sight to see, but I guess it is one of the few ways to keep poachers from killing these majestic creatures.

Rhinos Mating in South Africa – Notice their horns are cut off

#JustOneRhino

This year, travel bloggers have united with Travelers Building Change to raise $45,000 to help relocated just one rhino from South Africa to Botswana to protect them from poachers. Last year founder Jeremy Scott Foster of TravelFreak led the charge for travel bloggers to help raise awareness of the cruelties suffered by the Asian elephants, and this year he has rallied the troops again for this amazing cause.

You can Donate Here!

Jeremy has partnered with The Great Plains Foundation  and media sponsor GreenTravelMedia to help save #JustOneRhino.  They have teamed up to secure $30,000 in prizes to be won by those who donate and rallied over 100 travel bloggers to help spread the word.

Says Jeremy:<

“The rhino poaching situation in Africa is critical and, given the incredibly high cost of saving them, we wanted to focus our efforts on a difficult project that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should. With rhinos due to become extinct within the next 20 years, it seemed almost obvious that this was the organization we needed to support.”

We want to see more images like this one taken at Lake Nakuru in Kenya

Donate Now!

When you donate, you’ll be put into a draw for the chance to win these amazing prizes. The more you give, the more entries you get! $20 gives you 10 entries, while $500 gives you $500 entries. You are going to want to give becuase these tours and trips span10 countries on five continents!
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Prizes

  • A 10-day Galapagos Voyage for one with  International Expeditions –  Value $5,298
  • South Africa Big Five Safari: Kruger & KwaZulu-Natal + Swag Bag for 2 people Adventure Life – Value $5000
  • Seven nights B&B in a Garden View suite. Cobblers Cove Hotel, Barbados  – Value $5,187
  • 10 nights’ stay & wellness package for 2 people in Nicaragua- Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, Nicaragua – Value $5,241
  • Secret Retreats:
    • Vouchers for 2 people at Bali Jiwa Villain in Bali, Indonesia.  Value $1,000
    • (2) Vouchers for 2 people at The Scent Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand. Total Value $3000 ($1,500 for each 2-person package)

    • Vouchers for 2 people at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Koh Kong, Cambodia. Value $900 

    • Vouchers for 2 people at Flower Island, Palawan, Philippines   Value $900 Plus there are other vouchers and giveaways by 20 other tour and travel companies!

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Learn more at Travelers Building Change

 



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