World Rhino Day celebrates five rhino species
With World Rhino Day around the corner, already 769 rhino were poached in South Africa since the beginning of 2014.
Rhino Day 2014To celebrate Rhino Month, many global organizations have developed campaigns to raise funds and rapidly spread awareness to stop rhino poaching.
On 20 September Race for Rhinos, presented by Resolution Health and Durbanville Hills, will take place at van Gaalen MTB Track in Magaliesberg. The proceeds of the event will go to the Renosterveld Trust and Poachedrhino.org. The Rhino Day March will be held on 21 March in Pretoria. The march is organized by Unite Against Rhino Poaching, SANparks and the Department of Environmental Affairs. Participants will march from Church Square to Pretoria National Zoo.
To help fund the Rhino DNA Indexing System, Castle Lager Boucher Legacy, are relying on the support of public to make SMS donations.
Social Media For GoodMany organizations are using social media as a platform to create awareness. Go Rhino created "Share the Rhinopiness" campaign to create awareness among the youth and to promote their World Youth Rhino Summit for 21 - 23 September. The aim of the summit is to engage young conservationists to come up with strategies to reserve the rhino and other wildlife.
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) in association with International Rhino Foundation launched a "Selfie for Rhino" social media campaign. Contestants are encouraged post self portraits ('selfies') along with an inspiring message to encourage the public avoid consuming the rhino horn.
Other notable global efforts for rhino day includes Czech Republic's photographic competitions to raise awareness for the war against rhino poaching and to celebrate.
The Cincinnati Zoo and the Botanical gardens will be honoring rhino by giving visitors a chance to learn about endangered rhino.For more information about World Rhino Day, visit: http://www.worldrhinoday.org/