We are delighted that Medivet are working with the Wilderness Foundation and Dr. Will Fowlds to help protect the rhino.
Medivet commented: “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.
Did you know that a rhino’s horn is actually made from keratin? This is the same material that our own fingernails are made of. 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 we’re supporting the Wilderness Foundation in their quest to protect wild rhinos.”
Medivet are organising a number of launch events across the country where Dr. Will Fowlds will be presenting about the rhino crisis in Africa. Dr. Fowlds previously worked for Medivet and now is very well known for his inspirational work in wildlife conservation.
There are two events this week -if you would like attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org