Rhinos on the brink: You can help save #JustOneRhino

Thoughts of Africa tend to conjure up images of the continent’s iconic wildlife; cheetahs zipping across the plains, a pride of lions stalking a herd of wildebeest, and the unmistakable silhouette of a rhino surveying his territory at sunset. Sadly that last image may soon become more of a memory that a reality due to daily threat rhinos face from poaching. Rhinos are being killed for their horns at an alarming rate, incidences of  poaching  have risen by more than 300% in the last four years, from 333 in 2010 to more than 1020 animals in 2014. At this rate it is estimated that the rhino population could become extinct within 20 years.

You can help save #JustOneRhino

 

The #JustOneRhino campaign aims to raise funds in order to relocate endangered rhinos from South Africa to the less populated Botswana where stricter regulations offer greater protection for this dwindling species. Helmed by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, wildlife photographers and naturalists known for their work with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative , Rhinos Without Borders has a goal to move 100 rhinos at a cost of over 8 million dollars as well as educate and provide resources for the anti-poaching “Tusk Force” in Botswana. Join Travelers Building ChangeGreen Travel Media and the Great Plains Foundation in their efforts to raise $45,000-the cost of relocating#JustOneRhino.

You can help save #JustOneRhino

 

You can help save #JustOneRhino

 

How can you help?
Donating to #JustoneRhino will gain you the opportunity to win some amazing prizes thanks to over 20 generous sponsors.With your donation you’ll receive a number of entries for a raffle with a random drawing on March 3rd, which is World Wildlife Day. Here is a quick look at what you can win:

International Expeditions
10-day Galapagos Voyage for one. Value $5,298

Adventure Life
South Africa Big Five Safari: Kruger & KwaZulu-Natal + Swag Bag for 2 people. Value $5000

Cobblers Cover Hotel, Barbados
Seven nights bed and breakfast in a Garden View suite. Value $5,187

Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, Nicaragua
10 nights’ stay & wellness package for two people at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Little Corn Island, 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

Other prizes include:
• eBag Luggage
• WeWOOD Watches
• Dinner/Brunch Cruises
• 2 nights in an Italian Villa
• 2 Tours in India
• ExOfficio Gift Certificate
• 2 nights Renaissance Asheville
• Travel Blog Success Lifetime Membership
• African Elephant Photo Pack
• HDR Timelapse Video Camera w/Lens
• Blogger Mentorship Package from Green Global Travel

 

You can help save #JustOneRhino

I have already made my donation through Travelers Building Change and I hope you will join me. Together we can all help to save #JustoneRhino.

 

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*All photos by Beverly Joubert

53 Comments on “Rhinos on the brink: You can help save #JustOneRhino

  1. Awesome! This is such an important cause, and I’m happy to see so many bloggers helping to get the word out. Do you know if the vacations you mentioned (e.g. Galapagos Islands) include airfare? I’m assuming not.

    • To my knowledge airfare is not included in any of the trips. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the South African safari though!

    • Thanks for sharing, I think education and getting the word out will be the best tool in helping these rhino’s.

    • The rate of poaching is simply mind boggling, hopefully we can do something to help reverse this trend.

    • It’s sad to think that within one generation they may be completely wiped out!

    • The rate of poaching is staggering, with more education I hope we can reverse these trends.

    • Definitely, I happy to be among a group of fine bloggers getting the word out.

    • I wish I knew Katie. Hopefully efforts like this can help reverse the alarming rate of poaching.

    • Its crazy think about all the senseless killing and that an entire species may be gone in a generation.

    • Thank you so much for your time and donation, we are that much closer to saving #JustOneRhino!

  2. Great cause and a very alarming statistic for rhinos and elephants. Twenty years is not a huge amount of time so it is a critical operation. Kudos to you for bringing more light to the subject.
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  3. Great job and I’m sure they appreciate the help. I first read about this on Dave’s site and it’s been on the forefront of magazines and TV shows a lot lately as well. I will be glad to make a donation, but will try to get some people in my community (Boquete) to donate as well. I absolutely love Rhinos, they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Thanks for your donation, here’s to hoping that the rhino’s fare better in Botswana!

  4. Wonderful cause and really happy to see so many travel bloggers sharing and spreading the message! Already donated and sharing this across all social media as much as I can, thanks for writing it..
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  5. What an incredible species of animal! Conversation needs to come before tourism, and it’s very good to see that sanctuaries like these operate to that end. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hey Brianna, great that you also support this initiative. I’ve heard of it and already donated. I hope they’ll get all the funds needed!
    Luckily, there are also other initiatives. For example, Czech Republic has returned 4 rhinos from a local zoo back to their natural habitat in Namibia, where the rhinos are now happily getting used to the environment and where they’re well protected.
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  7. Rhinos are so beautiful. We visited their sanctuary in Uganda and walk among them. Such an unforgetable experience. The wild hunters killed the last rhino in Uganda years ago, but the sanctuary started breeding them and planning to release them back into the wild. Hope they will manage!
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