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ORYX Conservation Fund

Through our conservation fund, ORYX aims to support the conservation of the wildlife and spectacular habitats that bring us so many delightful hours of photographic pleasure. In order to co-ordinate and effectively implement our conservation efforts, we are launching the ORYX Nature Conservation Fund (OCF) in 2011.

A minimum of US$25 from each ORYX tour sign-up goes directly into this fund. This does not increase the cost of our tours as these projects incur no extra administrative expenses; therefore, the sponsoring of the various conservation projects that we endeavor to support does not make our tours more expensive. Ultimately, just by signing up, you are ensured that your contribution goes directly to nature conservation!

Our goal is to support such initiatives in multi-faceted ways. including monitoring and research work, hands-on conservation and habitat protection.

Rhinos Without Borders

100 Rhinos need your help!

Get involved in the largest rhino movement in history

Rhinos Without Borders is a partnership between Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond to move 100 rhinos from the highest poaching zones in South Africa, to the lowest poaching zones in the whole of Africa, Botswana, to protect them from the poaching crisis.

To make a difference please donate using one of the following accounts and add ‘Rhinos Without Borders’ as a reference. Please email us what specific item on our wish list you would like to support and donate to, so we can pass on our thanks and any additional documentation.

Please e-mail: info@oryxphotography.com

Get involved in the largest Rhino movement in history

Rhinos Without Borders Donation Wish List

$   250
Buys one VHF horn transmitter to be implanted in the rhino horn to track the rhino.
$   350
Is the cost of immobilising one rhino to install the transmitter implant above.
$   400
Buys one telonics antenna for tracking the VHF transmitters.
$   550
Buys satellite tracking time for one year for one Rhino.
$ 1 000
Buys one radio receiver for tracking the rhino.
$ 1 000
Moves one rhino from the Maun Airport to the release site.
$ 2 000
Buys one satellite tracking unit for one rhino.
$ 2 050
Pays for the capture and transport of one rhino from the field to the quarantine station.
$ 3 700
Pays for the quarantine, feed and veterinary costs associated with quarantine for one rhino for 6 weeks.
$ 4 500
Buys one rhino transport crate.
$ 5 000
Transports one rhino by road from SA to Botswana.
$ 45 000
Covers the entire translocation and protection costs of one rhino. This includes all the services during capture,
               quarantine, transport from South Africa to Botswana, release and 3 years of monitoring.

If you would like to contribute

Please visit the Rhinos Without Borders website by clicking here.
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