Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison

by Helping Rhinos USA
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
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2022 has proven to be yet another whirlwind year for Pedaling Against Poaching and all of our Partners!

Sadly, we are seeing an uptick in poaching activities in South Africa, which has in turn created a full house, of 6 orphan baby rhinos at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage. Ongoing support for the growth of the Black Mambas APU, is also in the forefront of my activities. We have been working hard to establish some steady funding to cover the increasing costs to keep these amazing organizations up and running. 

We now have official Zululand, and Black Mamba APU merchandise (T-shirts) available for sale to US supporters. Proceeds will be routed to the organizations, where is is much needed,a nd much appreciated. 

I am within striking distance of my bike miles for the year, and I anticipate hitting 5000 miles by mid December. 

In other news, Pedaling Against Poaching will be expanding in 2023, and partnering with Wildlife Protection Solutions (WPS) to help identify, and support the use of modern technologies to protect wildlife around the planet - watch for important updates as thing progress! 

We are also starting up another project, named "Crash Networking" with some very close conservation colleagues. Crash Networking will exist as a mechanism to connect the best conservation organizations from around the planet, with their fans/followers in the US, by offering merchandise order fulfillment in the US. - More to come!

With the Holiday Season upon us, I now have Pedaling Against Poaching, standing Desk Calendars available for sale. Each month features Rhino related art that was doodled by yours truly. Proceeds from all sales will be distributed to the organizations that have the biggest needs, I will have links to the web-shop up soon on my Social Media. 

We are really looking forward to all the great things that are on the horizon, as we roll into our 6th year! 

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

Jeff 

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Kenda Zululand Shirt
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VAL Black Mambas APU shirt
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Knolly

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The months seem to be flying by! There's a lot happening in the world and much still needs to be done in the world of conservation. I'd like to give a huge thank you to all of the supporters who have donated over the years.

Times are tough and things are uncertain all over. One thing for sure is that we cannot let off the gas with our efforts to protect these animals. The number of poached animals is on the rise and they need our help now more than ever . 2022 has been tough on the fundraising side for me and it's time to take a fresh look from outside the box. We have been pulling our resources to come up with funds to keep the project moving in Africa. Supporting the black Mambas anti-poaching unit, the Zululand Rhino Orphanage, and many other adventures that are leading the way in Rhino Conservation and many other species.

We have started a new project here in the US where we will soon have apparel for sale that supports the organizations on the ground in Africa, who otherwise don't have the means to sell to an American audience. please stay tuned for more information as things progress!! Keep your eye on my Instagram @pedaling_against_poaching for details. 

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2022 has started off with a lot of new, BIG and EXCITING projects for Helping Rhinos and Pedaling Against Poaching. 

Now in my 5th year for Pedaling Against Poaching, and with Helping Rhinos (helpingrhinos.org) celebrating 10 years of heavy conservation efforts that are truly moving the needle for thes majestic animals. 

I am honored to be a part of the Rhino Stronghold project that was developed and led by Helping Rhinos. 

Rhino Strongholds are areas that provide the best possible security to reduce the risk of poaching and are large enough to allow the rhino to demonstrate natural behaviours, including migration between territories and genetically diverse breeding, without the need for hands on intervention by humans.

The largest rhino population in the world, found in Kruger National Park in South Africa, has decreased by over 60% in the last ten years. Building on a decade of active rhino conservation across Africa, Helping Rhinos has a vision to reverse this trend and ensure a safe and reproductive future for rhino by creating 'Rhino Strongholds'.

Continuing to work predominantly in Africa, the goal is to expand wild spaces by working with local communities to restore degraded land and create wildlife corridors.

Local communities will be integral to the success of Rhino Strongholds, which will provide employment opportunities and engage local people in wildlife conservation through education programmes and initiatives that improve livelihoods.

Rhino Strongholds will have a rich biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem that benefits a wide variety of both fauna and flora species. The areas will have scope to increase in size through the restoration of degraded habitat and the dropping of fences between already established wildlife areas.

Please check out the helpingrhinos.org to find out how you cna become part of this amazing project, and to see how you can support the many other projects that we are working on 

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It is hard to believe how quickly 2021 has flown by! many miles, many smiles, and many open projects on the ground in Africa. One very important project of late is focused on Rhino Strongholds. Rhino Strongholds are areas that provide the best possible security to reduce the risk of poaching and are large enough to allow the rhino to demonstrate natural behaviours, including migration between territories and genetically diverse breeding, without the need for hands on intervention by humans.

The largest rhino population in the world, found in Kruger National Park in South Africa, has decreased by over 60% in the last ten years. Building on a decade of active rhino conservation across Africa, Helping Rhinos has a vision to reverse this trend and ensure a safe and reproductive future for rhino by creating 'Rhino Strongholds'.

Continuing to work predominantly in Africa, the goal is to expand wild spaces by working with local communities to restore degraded land and create wildlife corridors.

Local communities will be integral to the success of Rhino Strongholds, which will provide employment opportunities and engage local people in wildlife conservation through education programmes and initiatives that improve livelihoods.

Rhino Strongholds will have a rich biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem that benefits a wide variety of both fauna and flora species. The areas will have scope to increase in size through the restoration of degraded habitat and the dropping of fences between already established wildlife areas. Updates for this project can be found on the helpingrhinos.org website.
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Jeff and Jericho - a big white rhino
Jeff and Jericho - a big white rhino
It’s hard to believe that the year is already half way gone!  I am ahead of schedule on my miles for the year, with >2800 miles logged year to date. We are in the midst of kicking of a massive project in South Africa, with a major focus on rehabilitation of the land, removal of fences and other physical boundaries, removal of damns, and replanting of native plants, all in a effort to reopen the historic migration routes for all the animals that once considered these lands to be their home.
It’s an incredibly multi faceted project that spans across chunks of land that are absolutely huge. The Helpingrhinos Rhino Strongholds is a major portion of the work, and tons of other plants and animals will eventually benefit from the project.
2021 is proving to be another challenging year in regards to raising much needed funds to keep our very important projects and partner organizations alive. The continued downturn in tourism makes our fundraising more important than ever before.
Please take a minute to check out all of our current projects at Helpingrhinos.org and pedalingagainstpoaching.com
Cheers for now, keep the pedals turning! 
Jeff 
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Location: Escondido, CA - USA
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James Danoff-Burg
Palm Desert, CA United States
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