Instagram – December 12th, 2019
We are incredibly proud to work with people like @singita_ and the @grumetifund and the staggering efforts they pour into conservation on the ground.
Below is the story of rhinos in Africa and what Singita are doing to try and turn back the clock….
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Fifty years ago, Tanzania was home to more than 10,000 rhinos. But when poaching of the animal for its horn — prized in some cultures, predominantly Asian, for its medicinal value — escalated in the ’70s and ‘80s, rhinos from around the country were flown out, or “translocated,” to international zoos and safe havens.
Rhino poaching remains a serious threat today, however, growing investment in conservation and in restoring ecosystems like the work undertaken by the Grumeti Fund has created opportunities to re-establish animal populations in protected areas where they once roamed.
Such is the case at Singita Grumeti, where the Grumeti Fund working to build a founding population of black rhino that offers new hope for a species on the verge of extinction.
Singita is helping to raise $500,000 to support the next phase of this project – but we can’t do it alone. For as little as $5, you have the opportunity to make a difference that could define the future success of one of Africa’s most iconic animals.
Please visit the link in our bio to learn more and make a donation in any amount that goes directly to the Ikorongo Black Rhino Re-establishment Project.
Photo: David Clode