So instead in August 2012, we walked for rhino conservation and to celebrate the work many small and large NGOs, state agencies and individuals were doing to end the rhino crisis. We carried a united collection of flags from various rhino groups including:





















Today our team continues to do what we can to help end the demand for rhino horn in Asia. It is a collective effort that will win this battle in the end, as there appears to be no single solution.

  1. To keep abreast of the good work Wildlife ACT Fund is continuing to do in the KwaZullu area and further afield, please visit: www.wildlifeactfund.org to contact Simon Morgan and Zama Ngube.

  2. To enjoy a safari with Jon Morgan, please visit: www.jonmorganguiding.com

  3. To keep track of the work Galeo Saintz is doing, or to host a talk or presentation of the Rhino Reality Expedition,  which gives a full and balanced overview of the rhino issue, please visit: www.galeosaintz.com This talk has been given to large school groups, hosted by professional forums and at public venues around the country.

Welcome

In 2011 the extent of the rhino crisis in South Africa really hit home with the exponential spike in poaching incidents that took place since 2009.

As four concerned conservationists we were convinced that as a country and conservation sector we needed to start paying attention  to the Asia market and try and do something to end the demand where it was originating.

We made contact with WildAid in the United Kingdom, who have an impressive track record and over 20 years experience in communicating non-wildlife trade messages into China. We signed an MOU with them to produce a campaign for rhino that would reach a significant audience in China.

Wildlife trade and putting an end to it is not a simple task, it is infused with politics and big money. Our engagement with Wild Aid did not manifest as contracted. WildAid have completed a campaign with a conservation group in Kenya.


In 2011, we made contact with Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) to collaborate on campaigns in Vietnam. Our focus has always been to bring Asian people of influence (businessmen, artists, journalists, celebrities, politicians, etc.) to South Africa and to expedience rhino first hand in the African bush, We believe that direct experience when facilitated and hosted in an appropriate manner can create long-term champions for a shift in attitude towards rhino as medicine or illegal commodity.


To this end we decided to complete a 300km long trek through the heartland of black and white rhino in KwaZulu, South Africa. We worked hard to get the right people from Asia to join us through our networks abroad, and by the time it came to heading out, we had not succeeded.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

RHINO REALITY AS A CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED.


PLEASE SEE LINKS BELOW TO FOLLOW OUR NEXT ADVENTURES.

Rhino Reality Campaign. A conservation awareness campaign, targeting Asian countries in an effort to reduce demand for rhino horn. Funds raised have been administered by WildlifeACT Fund, a registered charity and Public Benefit NGO in South Africa. NPO No. 930 035 591 and  PBO No. 094580828. Funds have been used to engage and network with Asian counterparts in Vietnam in efforts to end demand, residual funds support Wildlife ACtT Fund's on-going conservation education in local communities in KwaZulu, South Africa.


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