Helping Rhinos hosted a wonderful ‘thankyou’ evening at Conflake Art Gallery in Windmill Street, for their supporters where CEO Simon Jones and Helping Rhinos partner, Richard Vigne, CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy recounted their years work and their continued fight against rhino extinction.
Simon Jones discussed the new Helping Rhinos education programme which is currently being implemented in the USA where rhino horn demand is the 3rd largest in the world.
The project is empowering 5th through 12th graders to change the perceptions of horn use among their school, family, friends, and community. To read more visit:
Richard Vigne discussed Ol Pejeta’s on going expansion so that they can care for more rhinos as they gradually increase their numbers. Richard also discussed their continued fight to reproduce more Northern White Rhinos, now all three of the world’s last remaining are infertile. It is proving very difficult, but they have not given up and are sure that they will be able to develop the technology soon to make a new baby Northern White a possibility and save the species from extinction.
Read more here:https://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/and-then-there-were-three/
Ol Pejeta Conservancy has partnered with Tinder, the leading social app for meeting new people, to launch a new campaign to raise awareness about ‘The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World’ named Sudan. Sudan is the only remaining male northern white rhino on the planet.
The goal of this campaign is to raise the $9 million needed to protect the northern white rhino from extinction.
The funds raised will go towards ongoing research into Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) by a consortium of institutions. Once perfected, this technology, in particular in vitro fertilization (IVF), will aid to achieve successful pregnancies to gradually build up a viable herd of northern white rhinos.
To support their scheme visit: https://www.gofundme.com/makearhino