In September 2012, Groupon Grassroots posted a campaign to support anti-poaching efforts in the current ongoing crisis of rhino poaching. Your support in this campaign was significant and it enabled us to work on and help protect 3 rhino in the North West Parks.
Here is where your donations went:
A non-profit trust formed specifically to aid in wildlife conservation, 1%4 Wildlife strives to create, grow and protect wilderness spaces so that humanity may restore the natural balance of nature. The vision of 1%4 Wildlife is to use unique, innovative and out-of-the-box ways to make a tangible difference in Wildlife and Nature Conservation by addressing the root causes of conservation problems. Working together with individuals, big businesses and rhino lovers alike 1%4 Wildlife believes that everyone has the chance to make a difference.
Having teamed up with Groupon Grassroots, 1%4 Wildlife is dedicated in its efforts to save the rhino. With just a R15 donation, this campaign can carry out the capture of rhinos using a team of scientists, helicopter pilots and veterinarians. Once captured, GPS micro-chips are placed into the rhino horn, DNA samples are taken, ears are notched for ID purposes and vital statistics are taken. Poachers know that a rhino with a notched ear has been ID’d, DNA sampled and GPS chipped, hopefully dissuading them from hurting these magnificent beasts. Some arrests have even been directly due to linking the poacher with the actual rhino through this DNA identification process. Your R15 contribution can result in saving one animal at a time or at least sentence poachers.