Why should we care about saving rhinos from extinction?
For about 65 million years rhinos have roamed on our planet. During our life time we will have to act to ensure their future. This is the first of the “Big Five” that has reached this point – but it will not be the last. The five sub-species of rhino are all endangered and South Africa is home to the vast majority of the remaining animals (mainly white rhinos) it is therefore the epicentre of the poaching problem.
The White Rhino is the second largest land mammal on our planet but incredibly many are unaware that the value of it’s horn, primarily in Asia, is driving it to extinction. One rhino is poached every eight hours and the next generation is going with them as unborn and helpless orphans. Without this keystone mega-herbivore in the ecosystem, many other species will be impacted.
It is not too late if collectively, a decision is made that making room for the diversity of life on our planet is a priority. We follow a three point directive of rescuing orphans (for release into the secure areas of the wild), protecting animals from poaching by all means possible and educating people from children upwards on practical ways to value our global inheritance.
We all need to consider if we will be passive about losing these animals for ever on our watch.
Join Rhino Rescue UK and we can ensure your meaningful involvement in saving these species.
01. Charity Run or Event
Join an organised event such as a marathon or bike ride and raise funds through sponsorship or create your own.
02. Make a Donation
The donations help to support our important work.
You will be pleased to know that for any UK taxpayers, the government will contribute an additional 25% in gift aid.
- Make a one-off or monthly donation via JustGiving (preferred)
- Make one-off or monthly donations via PayPal or a direct standing order.
- Sign up to easyfundraising.com and nominate us as your chosen charity. Participating retailers will make a donation to us when you shop online with them, at NO extra cost to you.
03. Be a Volunteer
Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates on events and volunteer to help.
04. Spread the Word
- Talk about the plight of rhinos to your friends and family.
- Tell your friends and family about Rhino Rescue UK and the work that we do.
- Sign children up to join “The Crash” our kids’ club and visit the educational website.
- Follow us on social media
As RRUK is run purely on a pro bono basis, you can feel confident that all of your donation goes directly to the cause.