Rhino Protect focuses on implementing new ways to protect and save these endangered species. In 2011 this program was founded in an effort to curb rhino poaching with the implementation of a special horn treatment. These animals have been around for round about 40 million years, and have been an important part of a wide range of ecosystems for millions of years; we must not let them join the dodo in extinction.
Humans have caused the radical decline in numbers. Poachers kill rhinos for the price they can get for the horns (used for traditional Chinese medicine, for high-status gifts in Vietnam as well as for quack cures invented by criminal syndicates to push up demand); land encroachment, illegal logging and pollution are destroying their habitat; and political conflicts adversely affect conservation programmes.
Exactly why are rhinos vital because they’re an umbrella species. While protecting and managing a rhino population, rangers and scientists take in account all the other species interacting with them and those sharing the same habitat. When they are protected, several species are too; not only mammals but also birds, reptiles, fish and insects and also plants. They are charismatic mega-herbivores!. By focusing on a well-known animal for instance the focused animal within the article or, to make use of the jargon, a charming mega-herbivore, many of us can easily raise more money and consequently support more conservation programmes reaping benefits for animal and plant species sharing their habitat.
These animals attract visitors and tourist. They are the second-biggest living land mammals after the elephants. Together with lion, giraffe, chimpanzee and polar bear, the rhino is one of the most popular species with wildlife visitors. In the wild, rhinos attract tourists who bring money to national parks and local communities. They are one of the “Big Five”, along with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. We need to get the word out there protecting and managing a rhino population is a real challenge that costs energy and money.
Money funds effective conservation programmes are factors that save these animals.
With more people involved, we can support more programmes, and not just save rhino populations, but increase numbers and develop populations. The Northern white rhino subspecies may just have become extinct, but it is not too late to save the rest. Many people don’t know that these creatures are critically endangered!
Not just that, but how many people know that rhinos also live in Asia? Or that two species have just one horn? Or that the horn is not used as an aphrodisiac? We have even heard some people say that they are carnivores!
If people do not know about these amazing animals and the problems they are facing, how can we expect them to want to do something to help save rhinos? We all have an opportunity to get involved! You can help us raise awareness of the plight of the rhino! The more we do all together, the more people will learn about rhinos and the more field projects we will be able to support.
We believe that sharing the message will help to save rhinos. Through strong communication the public, including poachers and end-users, will be informed that the horns are poisoned, coloured and X-Ray detectable, thus losing their value. This measure has been taken in order to deter poachers in the future and since Inverdoorn has started to stand by this method, not one of its rhinos has been attacked.
Now Inverdoorn and Rhino protect has implemented new means of protecting these animals and it’s important for society to be educated and partake in a cause well served. We need to be the voice and we need to make sure we are heard. We are responsible for these animals being here for the next generation and generations thereafter.
Saving One Horn at A Time!