More than 5,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since 2010, and it's only escalating every year. At this rate, rhinos will be extinct within the next ten years. We need to act now to ensure that rhinos survive this epidemic.
At The Australian Rhino Project, our mission is to fly 80 African rhinos, 11,000 kms from South Africa to Australia, to establish an insurance population and ensure the survival of the species. They need your support before it's too late.
The Black and White rhinoceros of Africa are under severe threat and potentially on the verge of extinction in their wild habitat due to excessive poaching, driven by a burgeoning market for rhino horn in China and Vietnam.
Despite continued efforts from the South African government and other in situ conservation attempts in African nations, the situation continues to deteriorate. We have now reached the tipping point where more rhinos are killed each year than are born and extinction is a real possibility.
We have the primary objective to establish a breeding herd of rhinoceros in Australia - a place of relative safety and comparable ecology to their native home - as an “insurance population” in the event of extinction of the species in South Africa.
The first rhinos have been identified and we now need your help to relocate these rhinos to Australia.
How Can You Help?
You can help The Australian Rhino Project in so many ways. If we are to achieve our goal of having a secure breeding herd of rhinos in Australia, we will require funding, so any donation that you can make will be extremely welcome.Read More...
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Ray Dearlove | TEDxSydney
21/06/16 | The current biodiversity crisis is sometimes described as the Holocene Extinction or the sixth extinction. By some scientific estimates, 140,000 species are lost every year. Can one person save a species? Ray Dearlove is counting on it, and he’s taking some very unconventional steps to make that happen - bringing the endangered white rhino to Australia, for a breeding program in the country’s remote areas.Read more ...