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Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos

by Action Change (Formally GVI Trust)
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos
Protect and Save the life of White Rhinos

Summary

White rhino feature on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List as a near threatened species teetering on the edge of vulnerable due to a 9000% increase in poaching since 2007. Although landowners, anti-poaching & conservationists have banded together to protect this species, they are far from secure. Since the start of the poaching epidemic in 2007, 7425 rhinos have been killed for their horn. This is a crisis and we keep aspects of this project confidential for protection.

$60,000
total goal
$9,203
remaining
657
donors
3
monthly donors
6
fundraisers
7
years

Challenge

Rhino poaching is a devastating problem across both the public and private sectors. Everyday at least three rhino are poached in South Africa predominately due to lack of resources and intelligence. We are fighting a war with criminal masterminds who are forever 2 steps ahead of the protectors on the ground. The financial incentive to rhino poachers combined with very high unemployment figures in rural communities, mean that poachers will force entry into these reserves to get a shot at a Rhino.

Solution

Provision of resources through funds for up-skilling of staff, vehicles, high-tech fencing, canine units and intelligence is the only way we can hope to turn the tables for rhino and begin to claim back our losses. This project aims to allow local partners and reserves access to critical funding required to develop strategies against poaching, as well as raise awareness of the impact that poaching has on the community.

Long-Term Impact

The success of this project will significantly improve the security of the wildlife protected, deter illegal rhino poachers & enable a fast and effective reaction when any illegal activity on the reserve is reported. Protection of the rhino and other wildlife will ensure the sustainability of eco-tourism ventures on the reserve & thus survival of the reserve itself and the jobs of hundreds of people from surrounding communities.

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Organization Information

Action Change (Formally GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$50,797 raised of $60,000 goal
 
1,053 donations
$9,203 to go
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