a unique remote fundraising event, encouraging riders the world over to get out and clock miles on horseback, all in the goal of raising money for the rhino.
CHALLENGE RUNS FROM 1 MAY – 31 AUGUST.
The delicate balance between humans and wildlife is never more evident than now.
The demands we place on the world are pushing rhino and numerous other species to the brink of extinction.
We must act quickly to restore the equilibrium.
THERE ARE JUST 18,000 white RHINO and 4,000 black rhino left on the planet, 80% living in south africa.
Poaching numbers are too high to maintain a viable population. Learn more about the rhino and how to save this iconic animal…
How can CHILDREN be interested and invested in the rhinos’ future if they are not actively part of it?
Education and environmental awareness are keY to engaging future generations in protecting diminishing wildlife and habitat…
While the last 5 years have seen a downward trend in numbers killed, the cost to rhino and human life is still appalling.
Rhino populations are at a tipping point.
With disinvestment by reserves in rhino due to the massive cost of security, the plight of this magnificent animal is left to a decreasing number of individuals and game parks to secure its future.
Poaching is carried out by well organized crime syndicates with access to limitless funds and arms.
Worth in excess of $20 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade threatens not only a substantial number of endangered species but also brings widespread detriment to the communities directly entangled in the sophisticated web of crime.
| AFTER DRUGS, ARMS + HUMAN TRAFFICKING |
Waterberg Rhino UK has 3 pillars of action:
SECURITY AND PROTECTION – EDUCATION AND AWARENESS – COMMUNITY AND CONSERVATION
Our central aim is to help fund the prevention of rhino poaching. Our objective is to strengthen the links between the Waterberg region in South Africa and the UK by working directly with the local community, established Non-Profit Organisations and game reserves.
Help us make a difference, protect the rhino and uplift the people.
Waterberg Rhino UK was set up by a group of dedicated individuals who have all had the privilege of working or visiting the Waterberg region for many years. We have forged deep personal links with the people and the place, which has led to a steadfast commitment to its future and prosperity.
THE WATERBERG IS HOME TO ONE OF THE THREE LARGEST POPULATIONS OF RHINO ON THE PLANET
SECURING THE AREA, A PRIME TARGET FOR POACHING SYNDICATES, IS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY
The survival of the rhino is vital – it brings visitors to the area AND SO CREATES jobs for local people.