Conservation of our wildlife and natural areas is one of ORYX Worldwide Photographic Expeditions top priorities and practices that we are wholeheartedly committed to.
Did you know that with every person that signs up for an ORYX photo tour, we donate a percentage of our profit to an organization that lies close to our hearts: Rhinos Without Borders – a Great Plains Conservation (www.greatplainsconservation.com/) and andBeyond Travel (www.andbeyond.com/) project.
To date we have donated more than US$12,800 to Rhinos Without Borders and delighted and humbled to play our small part in protecting our planet for future generations.
The Rhinos Without Borders translocation initiative is a response to the dire threat of poaching, and entails the translocation of a hundred rhino from threatened areas in South Africa to a safer home in Botswana, where poaching is almost non-existent. Working together with partners who share a common vision, our aim is to help preserve this iconic African species from extinction, which is certain to be the end result if the current poaching activities are not curtailed or stopped. With rhino being killed at the rate of one every seven and half hours, Rhinos Without Borders is intended as an initiative of hope. Last year, over 1,000 rhino were killed in South Africa alone. We have reached a tipping point where we lose more rhino to poaching than the rate at which the present rhino population can reproduce.
The Rhinos Without Borders project has seen significant progress, with the birth of a calf to one of the rhino moved as part of the first batch signifying a huge milestone for the initiative. The project has also managed to capture a batch of rhino in a critical rescue project at the request of a private game reserve in South Africa. These rhino were under severe threat from poaching.
If you would like to contribute:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use ‘Rhinos Without Borders’ as a reference. We will assist and pass on relevant documentation for you to donate.
Please visit the Rhinos Without Borders website by clicking here (www.rhinoswithoutborders.com/).
Thank you for your contribution and for participating in our journey to help save the rhino species from extinction.