September is always a standout month for us here at Care for Wild and the excitement grows steadily stronger each day as we count down to World Rhino Day on the 22nd September. World Rhino Day is an opportunity to bring international awareness to the illegal wildlife trade, the plight of the rhino, and the conservation efforts to save a species from extinction.
The rhino species is estimated to be less than 10 years away from extinction and South Africa is at the centre of the rhino poaching crisis. Kruger National Park has lost almost 70% of its rhino population over the last 10 years. This is what we, as a collective, are facing, but the problem is so much greater. The world is facing an ecological, climate and health crisis and we need to act now to conserve biodiversity and ensure a sustainable future for all. We need to fix our broken relationship with nature.
Care for Wild is the largest orphaned rhino sanctuary in the world, but thanks to our amazing partners and donors, we also do so much more! We put people at the heart of conservation. Our community projects support youth employment; economic development; food security and improved nutrition; training and skills development; as well as creating opportunities for communities to full-fill their responsibilities as custodians of the environment. The safeguarding of a viable breeding population of rhinos is also ensuring the protection of an entire ecosystem and by empowering local, rural communities with sustainable solutions to socio-economic issues, Care for Wild is ensuring that we conserve and protect biodiversity and South Africa’s heritage, for future generations.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you!
Thank you for supporting Spirit, Grey, Jemu Lilli and Zac.
Thank you for your passion.
Thank you for caring.