Save the RHINO’s
Forever Wild – Rhino Protection Initiative
The Wilderness Foundation launched the Forever Wild – Rhino Protection Initiative in May, 2011. The Campaign aims to gather support from the public and various stakeholders to help fight against rhino poaching in South Africa and save the rhino from extinction. “It is only through a GLOBAL campaign and POLITICAL will that we can save this remnant of the dinosaur age – the rhino,”environmentalist and conservationist, Dr Ian Player.
- South Africa is custodian to over 80% of the world’s rhino.
- In 2010 alone, 333 rhino were killed in South Africa by poachers for their horn. In 2011, 448 rhino were poached (more than one per day).
- It has been proven that the horn has no medicinal value and is not a cure for cancer. However it is still sought after and mainly in the East.
- The killing will only stop when the horror of it all is understood.