45% of India's land is degraded, air pollution is increasing in all its cities and it is losing its rare plants and animals more rapidly than before. Protect India's nature now!
The Green Rhinos Program will create 5,000 youth nature leaders in India by June 5, 2014. Older children and young adults will implement projects on local nature conservation and be a force in nature conservation!
We aim to create 500 Green Rhinos by January 31, 2013 from funds raised through GlobalGiving.
In India and in the world today, nature is being degraded at at alarming pace, affecting people's well being . Species extinction in the world is estimated at 30,000 per year. Yet there are more than 400,000 un-described species in India! We need to preserve natural habitat of this country of "megabiodiversity" before it is too late.
By preserving and improving natural habitats we will protect the species and ecosystems that feed our families, cure our diseases and enrich our cultures.
Through the Green Rhinos Program, the ASED team will train and engage older children and young adults to be nature advocates. Working with teams of middle-school students and youth groups we will create 5,000 Green Rhinos by June 5, 2014. The Green Rhino Teams will identify and implement a project aimed at local nature conservation. They will be assisted by ASED. The Teams will take ownership of the projects for sustainability and creation of future Green Rhinos.
The Green Rhinos Program will help young people to know more about nature and to relate with it. The action projects that they will conduct will help them to experience that they can make a positive contribution to nature conservation here and now. The Program has the potential to ignite a life-long passion for nature conservation among the Green Rhinos. 5,000 Green Rhinos will be created and each in turn will impact at least another 10 people. Thus more than 50,000 people will be impacted.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,848
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $11,652
Total Funding Goal: $13,500
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).