There are 5 different rhino species; 3 in Asia and 2 in Africa.
3 rhinos are poached every day across Africa.
2 rhino species have fewer than 80 animals left in the wild.
Rhinos were once found throughout Eurasia and Africa, but today, three of the five rhino species are critically endangered, meaning they face a high chance of extinction. In recent years rhino numbers have dropped dramatically due to poaching for their horn which is prized in Asian countries. They also face threats from habitat loss and political conflict.
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo) is a governmental organisation tasked with maintaining wilderness areas and public nature reserves in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. In an effort to protect the rhino species Ezemvelo established the 'Save the rhino' foundation which operates under the Ezemvelo Wildlife Trust. The Trust funds a range of conservation activities and ongoing field programs. These programs include training, equipping and effectively deploying field rangers and anti-poaching teams who go out on a daily basis with the aim of protecting our rhinos.
My love for animals has driven me to join this cause to protect our rhinos so that generations to come will get to witness the beauty of these animals. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause as I swim all 8 events at the Midmar Mile held on the 8th and 9th of February 2020.
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein
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