It’s the year 2030 and children around you are watching a wildlife documentary.
They ask you about the rhino and you tell them what you remember.
Then they ask why you didn’t do anything to help save them. What would you say?
It’s the year 2030 and children around you are watching a wildlife documentary. They ask you about the rhino and you tell them what you remember. Then they ask why you didn’t do anything to help save them. What would you say?
In South Africa, three rhinos are killed for their horn every day. That’s over 1,000 rhino killed each year. Analysts predict the rhino will be wiped out in the next 10 years, if not sooner, should the killing continue at this alarming rate. If we eradicate an entire species, we are wiping out a significant part of our wildlife, a significant part of ourselves. This is why Bidvest Paperplus is supporting the work of Game Reserves United (GRU) to save not only the rhino, but other indigenous animals that are being recklessly poached.
Working with local organisations and communities in affected areas, GRU works to keep the poachers out before they enter. Communities rely on visitors to make a living and through extensive consultation with GRU, they acknowledge how much they take away from themselves if they are involved in or turn a blind eye to poaching. A partnership with SANParks will establish a Joint Protection Zone, incorporating Mozambique land concessions, which will further protect the rhino and environmental assets of the area. By working closely with rangers and law enforcement, GRU has made a significant impact in reducing the number of animals killed, with successful arrests and prosecutions.
Average number of rhino born each week
Average number of rhino poached per week
We have launched the Bidvest Paperplus 2016 Calendar Rhino initiative to contribute to the work done by Game Reserves United. Join us to raise R50 000 by downloading the 2016 South African public holidays.