The future of one of the planet’s most noble creatures is under threat. In 2014, over 1,215 rhinos were brutally slaughtered for their horns in South Africa, making it the worst poaching year on record.
Rhino poaching is surging across the entire African continent. If we do nothing to help fight this illegal trade, the rhino population will continue to decline.
Rhinos are being killed due to the false belief that their horns contain medicinal properties that can treat cancer, fever, and gout. The only people that benefit from a rhino’s horn are the poachers that make a profit from the illicit trade.
Luckily, there are people out there who are dedicated to protecting the future of the rhino. But these rangers who are working on the ground can’t do it alone – that’s why Medivet are supporting us in our quest to protect wild rhinos.
You can support the Medivet Rhino appeal by completing the donation form below.